Where will your imagination take you this summer? Let's open a book and find out!
The Erie County Public Library is hosting a Summer Library Challenge June 15 to Aug. 15. Erie County residents of all ages can take part and might even win a prize!
The challenge, made possible through the generous support of the Erie County Friends of the Library and Macaroni Kid Erie, can be completed by reading for a minimum of 12 hours and participating in activities throughout its two-month duration.
Participants can earn accomplishment badges by logging their time spent reading, writing book reviews, and completing at-home activities. Collecting all virtual badges completes the challenge.
Readers may read any materials, including books, magazines, graphic novels, and e-books. Time spent listening to digital audiobooks or books on CD also counts toward the 12-hour requirement.
Grouped by age (birth-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-17 years, and 18 years and over), participants will have a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded Aug. 16.
The Summer Library Challenge will be hosted on Beanstack, an interactive online platform used to track accomplishments and issue badges upon various achievements. A convenient app called “Beanstack Tracker” can be installed on smartphones to track reading time. Paper tracking forms are available at all Erie County Public Library locations for readers not using the Beanstack platform.
Click here to register for the Summer Library Challenge or call any Erie County Public Library location.
Several virtual events are planned throughout the summer help celebrate this year’s theme while keeping readers motivated. More will be listed soon!
- June 16: “All About Orangutans” with the Erie Zoo
- June 18: “Wings of Wonder” with Tamarack Wildlife Center
Find these and more events on your Macaroni Kid Erie events calendar.