McDowell County Public Library

2020 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THIS SUMMER IS MAGICAL?

Easy! Sign up for the annual Summer Reading Program at the library!

Important Dates to keep in mind:

June 8th- The Summer Reading Program Begins! Summer Reading Packets are available to pick up.
August 7th- Last day to turn in Reading Logs and be entered into the raffle.
August 14th- Raffle Drawing

Quick Links:

How It Works
-Print
-Virtual Reading Log, Beanstack
Earn Prizes
Register & Sign Up
Programs & Activities


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Read and keep track of the amount of time you spend reading in two ways:

1. Use our printed Reading Log, available at each of our library locations.

   A printable copy can be found here:

   2020 SRP READING LOG 

           

2. Online. This summer we are partnering with Beanstack to make it easier for families to log in their reading time and enter into our end of summer raffle.  You can sign up online here: mcdowellpubliclibrary.beanstack.org or download the app and look for the ‘McDowell Public Library’.

Note: Both options will ask you to create a username and password.

       

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HOW CAN I EARN CHANCES TO WIN A PRIZE?

One raffle ticket will be entered into the drawing for every 2 hours spent reading.

Either drop off your completed printed log or record your time on the Beanstack app.  Every 2 hours logged on the print log or the app will enter you in a drawing for one of our Prize Baskets and the Grand Prize Raffle. Our Grand Prize this year is an Amazon Kindle Fire!

You can also earn extra raffle tickets by participating in our Crafts for Little Hands or Crafty Thursdays programs. Stop by either library location to pick up the craft supplies while they last.


CAN MY WHOLE FAMILY PARTICIPATE?

The children’s program is for children from birth to rising 5th graders, BUT the library offers summer reading programs for teens as well. Just ask to figure out which one is right for you!

 

SOUNDS GREAT! HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

Summer Reading packets can be picked up at either the Marion Library or Old Fort Library locations. Packets will include a printed reading log, printables, and instructions for our crafts programs.  You can also register through the Beanstack app.


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Throughout this summer, kids will have a chance to complete a variety of crafts.  Supplies for these crafts will either be included when you pick up a Reading Log or as a Make-and-Take kit.  Check the schedule below to see when a kit will be available!

We have two craft programs- Crafts for Little Hands, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and Crafty Thursday, crafts designed for school-aged children.

Not able to stop by?  Not a problem- we’ve included a list of recommended materials so you can create your own crafts.  We’ll also provide a .pdf of supplies, instructions, and an instructional video when possible.

Crafts for Little Hands


Tuesday, June 15th
Superhero Cuffs
(Make-and-Take kit)
.pdf instructions, video
printable cuff template 1 and printable cuff template 2
Calling all superheroes! This craft will let you design your very own arm cuffs.

Tuesday, June 29th
King Me!
(Make-and-Take kit)
.pdf instructions
Show them who’s in charge by making your own crown and adding your name along the top.

Tuesday, July 13th
Design a Shield
(included with Log)
.pdf instructions
Impress your fellow knights and show people who they’re messing with by designing your very own shield.

Tuesday, July 27th
Shape Castle
(Make-and-Take kit)
.pdf instructions
Create a castle using only shapes.

Crafty Thursdays


Thursday, June 18th
Build a Catapult
(Make-and-Take kit)
.pdf instructions, video
Storm the castle or defend it with the help of these popsicle stick catapults!

Thursday, July 2nd
Bingo Card
(Included with Log)
.pdf instructions
Fill out a Bingo card to find fun ways to help you to complete your Summer Reading Log.

Thursday, July 16th
Make a Dragon Airplane
(Included with Log)
.pdf instructions, printable template, video
Keep your eyes on the skies with this Dragon Airplane. Color your dragon and then follow the instructions included to help it take flight!

Thursday, July 30th
Design a Shield
(included with Log)
.pdf instructions
Impress your fellow knights and show people who they’re messing with by designing your very own shield.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013


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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
    Directions