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Minocqua Public Library begins summer reading programs for children, teens and adults

June 12, 2020

This year, the Minocqua Public Library will offer an all new summer reading program where adults, teens and kids are introduced to an online program called Beanstack. Beanstack is a web and mobile application used to track independent reading time and help build a culture of reading in school and at home.

The children’s program, called “Imagine Your Story,” will begin June 15 and run through Aug. 7. Children can earn a grand prize by reading at least 20 minutes per day for 40 days total. Weekly prize drawings are a new addition this summer. Children can earn badges for each day they read and record their time. Badges are then entered into weekly prize drawings. 

Children can also earn badges for attending programs. The more reading and program attendance is tracked, the higher chance a child has to win a weekly prize. Prizes will include gift certificates to area businesses.

Programming for children will be offered in three different categories, with one program in each category being offered each week — online, outdoor, and at home. Online programs will include a variety of crafting and science demonstrations, educational offerings, art, music and more. Outdoor programs will take place at the library garden, patio, and sidewalk, and along the Bearskin Trail. At home programs will consist of a series of maker, cooking and writing challenges.

Teen program

The teen program, called “Summer Reading Program for Teens!” will run from June 15 through Aug. 28. During this time, teens are challenged to read eight books and complete eight book reviews. Teens who register are automatically entered into a prize drawing. 

Teens who complete the program will receive a prize as well. Teen programming will occur primarily online and will include a book club, art show, creation of a digital zine, a Tik Tok talent show, and a nature mandala program.

Adult programs

Adults are invited to participate in summer reading through a program called “10 to Try,” which will occur between June 15 and Aug. 17. Adults can earn badges for reading books in ten different genres and completing three book reviews. Complete all 10 and receive a prize. 

Adult programs will also be offered online and will include book clubs, a “Stay at Home Cinema,” educational programming and a hiking challenge. Variety packs of activities to grab and go will also be available at the library or library pick-up window.

For more information about all three programs or to register, visit minocqualibrary.org, the Minocqua Public Library Facebook or Instagram pages, or call the library at 715-356-4437.

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