Our Summer Library Programs for Children, Teens & Adults

June 1 through July 31

How to Sign Up
Everyone can sign up for our summer programs online at macpl.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack reading app. The app is available through the App Store or Google Play (and the app is free of any in-app purchases).  We also have paper sign-up available.

A Note on our Youth Summer Library Programs
This summer participants will earn points toward virtual badges and prize tickets.  Kids will also earn smaller prizes and a book this summer as well. We hope that you will participate in our Beanstack Reading Challenge, and also join us online for some of our virtual programs. Sign up for our virtual programs, Take & Makes and Grab & Go kits by visiting our online calendar.

Rubber Ducky Club - (birth through age 2)

This summer we are keeping up our tradition of reading and early literacy activities for our babies and toddlers, but this summer you can keep track of them online.  All of the activities are designed to support the 6 by 6: Ready to Read program, a statewide early childhood literacy program. The activities are designed to emphasize the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read at about the age six.

Point Scale:  1 Book=1 Point  / 1 Review=1 Point  /  Activities=1, 5 and 10 points
Program Completion=100 Points (but you can keep going beyond that)

Paper logs will be available upon request. They will be a more limited version of our online version and they must be turned into us by July 29th.

All prize tickets must be entered into a drawing by midnight on July 31st. The system is automatic and we cannot enter them beyond that.

Virtual Storytimes will take place this summer via Zoom. Families may join us on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and/or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Each storytime will feature different stories. You may register for this by visiting our online calendar. For patron privacy, virtual storytime is not recorded.

Children - (age 3 through grade 5 in the Fall)

Tails and Tales BannerThis summer, kids can log books and complete a variety of activities to earn points towards the completion of their summer program.

Point Scale:  20 Minutes=1 Point / 1 Review=1 Point / Activities=1, 5 and 10 points
Program Completion=200 Points (but you can keep going beyond that)

Paper logs will be available upon request. This will be a limited version that will only log reading and they must be turned into us by July 29th.

All prize tickets must be entered into a drawing by midnight on July 31st. The system is automatic and we cannot enter them beyond that.

NOTE: If you are registering a 3 year old in Beanstack, please select that your child is entering Preschool. If they are not going to school, you can just select “None” in the school option.

Resources for your Activity Badges
World Almanac for Kids
Mango Languages
Scholastic Bookflix
Britannica E-Stax
Britannica School Elementary
Explora Kids

 

Virtual Storytimes will take place this summer via Zoom. Families may join us on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and/or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Each storytime will feature different stories. You may register for this by visiting our online calendar. For patron privacy, virtual storytime is not recorded.

School Age kids are invited to join us for our Virtual Book Tastings on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. Miss Jennifer & Miss Liz will spend the hour sharing chapters from some of their favorite titles (new & old) to help kids find their next favorite books. This event will take place via Zoom and registration can be completed on our online calendar.

Take & Make kits will be available to children up through 5th grade throughout the summer. Parents can register their children via our online calendar. Supplies in kits will vary based on the age/grade of the child.

 

Teens - (grades 6-12 in the Fall and graduating seniors)

Tails and Tails BannerTeen will earn points by reading and completing activities. There is a wide variety for any interest level.

Point Scale:  20 Minutes=1 Point  /  1 Review=1 Point  /  Activities=1, 5 and 10 points
Program Completion=400 Points (but you can keep going beyond that)

Paper logs will be available upon request. This limited version will only log reading and they must be turned into us by July 29th.

All prize tickets must be entered into a drawing by midnight on July 31st. The system is automatic and we cannot enter them beyond that.

 

Grab & Go kits will be available to teens throughout the summer. Teens in grades 6-12 can register via our online calendar.

Teen virtual events will take place on Thursdays at 3:00 pm. Teens should check the online calendar for details and registration.

Adults

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Adults will earn points by completing activities.

Point Scale: Activities=10 points
Program Completion=160 Points

Paper logs will be available upon request. They must be turned into us by July 31st.