“Oceans of Possibilities” this summer at Citrus LibrariesTaylor Keeran
On June 1 at 10:00 AM, join the Youth Librarians at each of our five branches as they dive in to an “Ocean of Possibilities” this summer! Then, beginning Monday, June 6 there will be six weeks of reading, learning, activities and fun! These programs are open to all students, and are split into two age groups, ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13, where there is sure to be something for everyone.
New this summer, students ages 5-17 will be able to log their summer reading through the library’s digital reading app, Beanstack! With this new app, students will be able to keep track of how many minutes they read all while unlocking digital badges and tickets that can be added to prize drawings happening at the end of the summer. By signing up for summer reading through Beanstack, you will automatically unlock your first badge, which also comes with a summer activity kit for kids! Kits will be available for pick-up at all libraries starting on June 1, during the kick-off event, and will be available as supplies last.
Also, back this summer is the ever-popular Reading with the Rays program. This is an opportunity for students to read 24 hours during the summer and be rewarded with free tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. As you read your way around the bases, you can bring your completed trackers back in to redeem awesome prizes courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays!
What are the prizes for reading this summer? Once again, we have partnered with Hunter Springs Kayaks in Crystal River, and they will be providing 10 kayak trips! Each trip is good for one student and their parent/guardian. Also available this summer will be Family Game Night baskets and Summer Fun baskets at every branch, with all of the items in the baskets being donated by the Homosassa Walmart. All students ages 5-17 will have the opportunity to earn tickets through the Beanstack app for these prizes by reading and participating in activities this summer.
Additionally, there will be a grand prize drawing for anyone who reads 300 minutes by July 16! This year’s grand prize is a two-hour manatee tour and fishing trip for up to 4 people with local boat captains. So, make sure you’re logging your reading because this is one prize you won’t want to miss!
Check out our website at www.citruslibraries.org/youthsummer for all the details about the summer reading program. You can also stay up-to-date on all of the happenings at Citrus Libraries by following @citruslibraries on Facebook and Instagram.