- Children ages 5 and under can stop in the library to collect a prize for every 10 books that they read.
- Children 6-11 can select a prize for every 4 hours that they read.
- In addition to recording books, Beanstack, the book tracker, is loaded with “activity tracks” that children and their parents can complete. It’s a nice resource if you are looking for something fun to do and are out of ideas!
- Teens 12-18 have a bingo card to fill out that includes logging books and also activities (such as attending a library program). For every column they complete the on the card, they can collect a prize. The card is available at the library or on the Beanstack program.
- Adults are encouraged to register and log their books and will earn badges on the Beanstack program for reaching milestones. Another cool feature of Beanstack is the Book Lists that were hand crafted by the librarians at BCLS. The book lists are organized by theme so if you know you want a historical fiction title, just go to that list. The book lists also connect to the BCLS catalog so you can place a hold on a title that peaks your interest.
- Kids: Story Hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 AM; Aug 1 – STEM Tuesday – Snap Circuits, 2 PM ®; Aug 8 – STEM Tuesday – Marble Run, 2 PM®; Sciencetellers – Tall Ships & Pirate Tales, 6 PM; Aug 14 – Sing Along for Babies & Toddlers, 10 :30 AM; Aug 15 – STEM Tuesday – MaKey MaKey, 2 PM®; Aug 22 – STEM Tuesday- Bridge Building, 2 PM®; Aug 23 Operation Petticoat Movie Nite, 6 PM; Aug 29 – STEM Tuesday- Spirograph, 2 PM®
- Teens: Aug 4 – Jewelry Making – Ear Cuffs, 11 AM; Sciencetellers – Tall Ships & Pirate Tales, 6 PM; College Essay Writing, Part 1, 7 PM®; Operation Petticoat Movie Nite, 6 PM; Percy Jackson – The Lightening Thief Book Group, 7 PM; College Essay Writing, Part II, 7 PM®
® Denotes that registration is required.
Image: The library decorated for July 4th. Photo by Bennett Landsman, c1990’s.