Programs

Activities, events, book clubs and other programs are the lifeblood of the library and help fulfill our mission to fuel the imagination and encourage reading in the community.

Programs

Activities, events, book clubs and other programs are the lifeblood of the library and help fulfill our mission to fuel the imagination and encourage reading in the community.

Reading challenges

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We’re going year-round with our reading challenges! Now you don’t have to wait for our Summer Reading Program to have fun, “level up,” and earn badges and prizes for reading! You can do it all year long through the Beanstack reading platform.

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Beanstack allows you to create an account online, add all of your family members who are participating, sign up for appropriate challenges, and log all of your reading through the web or via the Beanstack mobile app.

If you signed up with Beanstack for the 2023 Summer Reading Program, you’re already set up and ready to go. Just sign in to your Beanstack account and select a new challenge.

Current challenges

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) to your precious one before they start Kindergarten. 

If you want some help with picking good books to read to your child, check out our “1000 Books” collection located at Larry J. Ringer Library or online and borrow one of our “book backpacks.” There are 10 books in each backpack and we have 100 backpacks to choose from. Once all 100 backpacks are read (in no particular order), the challenge is complete and you’ll get a certificate, five free books at the next Friends of the Library Book Sale, and your picture put up on our “Wall of Fame.”

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Romantasy

The special fusion of romance and fantasy has been taking the world by storm recently and we are here for the ride. This February join us for a reading challenge like no other! Grab your bingo card in Beanstack, check which spaces sound the most interesting for you, and settle into a good read. This challenge is for ages 18+ and we have specific suggestions if you need help picking a book! Complete the challenge and you could win a gift certificate to Hyperbole Bookstore.

  • Dates: Feb. 1 – 29
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Read the Classics

Get swept away in the classic tales that helped shape literature as we know it, and discover timeless stories that capture humanity through the ages. Log your reading to earn badges throughout the challenge. Books are counted from the time you register, so you can reread the classics. Ages 14 and up. The challenge starts Jan. 1.

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