Summertime means a chance to explore new books and e-books, learn new skills, and check out resources, programs and activities through Summer Reading Challenges at the Lebanon Public Libraries. The 2020 summer reading slogan and theme is “Imagine Your Story,” a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story and voice. This year, LPL will be offering a selection of exciting online and virtual programming – special events, reading challenges, fun activities, and more – throughout the summer months from July through August.
Childrens’ Summer Reading Challenge
Imagine your own adventure! Log your reading to earn badges & rewards with Beanstack, or contact the library at email@example.com to track your summer reading offline. Congratulations! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to read 10 books or more, log them, and when you are done, come get your prizes! Each child who completes the challenge gets an ice cream coupon! Reading, activities, and writing book reviews can earn you raffle tickets for great prizes. Let's get reading!
Follow Along With a Printable Log
Click the image to download a printable log. Please note that you will still need to log your reading online at Beanstack, or contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to track your summer reading offline, to enter the grand raffle for your chance to win prizes.
Reading Suggestions for Kids
- Ladybug Award: Designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books.
- GSF: The Great Stone Face Book Award is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state.
Virtual Programs for Kids
- Caregivers Coffee Hour: If you miss all your Mother Goose Time friends, bring your baby and a cup of coffee for a lively chat. Maybe some songs and rhymes if you are up to it!
- Coder's Club: Join our coding club for kids ages 9-12. We meet every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm online! Registration Required.
- Check out more cool programs like book clubs and Mad Lib Parties on our library calendar!
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Congratulations! You have been tasked with a challenge not for the faint of heart! Go on an epic adventure this summer by reading and logging books, completing quests, and battling books! For each task completed you will earn a badge and be one step closer to reaching the dragon's hoard!! Log your reading to earn badges & rewards with Beanstack, or go offline and contact the library at email@example.com to track your summer reading.
Reading Suggestions for Teens
- Flume: Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians narrow the group of titles to a shorter list. Teens then vote for the winning title from that list.
- The Isinglass Teen Read Award: A list of books that promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and honor those authors whose works speak to youth.
Virtual Programs for Teens
- Trivia Nights: Do you think you know everything? Well prove it and win at the LPL’s Trivia Night. Prizes awarded and fun had.
- There are tons of fun things to do in our Activity Badges in Beanstack like:
- Photo Scavenger Hunt -Take a photo write a caption, earn a raffle ticket
- Battle of the Books - Vote on your favorite book and see which one comes out on top!
- 60 Second Book Trailer - Make a video trailer for your favorite book!
- Check more programs like book clubs and poetry slams on our library calendar!
Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Join Lebanon Libraries and read this summer! For every three books you read, or book review you write, you can earn a raffle ticket for a gift certificate to one of our local businesses. We will have a drawing at the end of the summer. Log your reading to earn badges & rewards with Beanstack, or go offline and contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to track your summer reading. Happy Reading!
Reading Suggestions for Adults
- Looking for something out of this world? Try something from our Thought Provoking Science Fiction Book Display.
- Check out new reads from our Staff Picks, LGBTQ+, and other Book Displays from our website.
Grand Raffle and Prizes
Read Books, Earn Raffle Tickets
Enter a Summer Reading Challenge and earn raffle tickets for reading books, completing activities and writing reviews. Every time you complete a badge in Beanstack you earn a raffle ticket that you can enter into a drawing of your choice. We will have a drawing for our Grand Raffle at the end of the summer so get started now and see how many tickets you can earn!
Gift Certificates to Local Businesses
Choose which raffle to enter! We have tons of great gift certificates from local businesses to choose from!
- $25 Gift Certificate to: Lucky's Coffee Garage, Something Sweet, Bonkers/ Nature Calls, Twice on Sundae, and Dazzle Cupcakes
- $50 Gift Certificate to: Three Tomatoes Trattoria, Black Moon Games, Guzanoz Mexican Restaurant, Stateline Sports, and Scratch