Read & Bead Summer Challenge!
Wednesday, June 17
to Saturday, August 15
June 17 – August 15 (Preschool-Grade 5)
Earn beads and Brag Tags for reading, being read to, and completing Weekly Challenges and Grab & Go Activity Kits!
HOW IT WORKS
- To Get Your Read & Bead Bag: place a Holds request for library materials through our online catalog or by calling (860) 828-7125. You will be notified when your materials are ready for Curbside Pickup and contacted to schedule a pick-up time. When you are contacted to schedule a pick-up time, let us know that you would like one (or more) Read & Bead Bags. Limit one bag per child, please!
- If you don’t want to place a Holds request, no problem! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 828-7127 to schedule a pick-up time for just a Read & Bead Bag. It will be available on our Summer Reading Table and labeled with your last name and first initial. Pick-up hours are Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM.
- If you’ve placed a Holds request, your Read & Bead Bag(s) will be available for pick-up when your library materials are! The Read & Bead Bags include:
- a necklace
- starter beads
- a Surprise Brag Tag
- a Read & Bead Log
- a Color Craze plastic bag that can be colored in with permanent markers
- Start reading! Fill in the circles on your log and earn beads and Brag Tags to decorate your necklace. Complete Weekly Challenges and Grab & Go Activity Kits to earn Challenge Beads. Weekly Challenges will be posted on this page and on our Children’s Department FB page. Registration for Grab & Go Activity Kits can be found on our Events Page.
ADDITIONAL BEADS & BRAG TAGS
Level up as you earn beads! Exchange multiple plain beads for fancier ones. Earn extra Brag Tags when you read for 20, 34, and 48 days.
Leveled-Up Bead & Brag Tag Bags will be available for Curbside Pickup by calling the Children’s Department at (860) 828-7127 on the following schedule:
- July 6 and later: Level 2 (Glitter, UV Color Changing, Hearts)
- July 20 and later: Level 3 (Pearl, Frosted, Sport)
- Aug 3 and later: Level 4 (Animal, Glow-in-the-Dark, Fun Shape Glitter)
Earn a Special Challenge Bead for completing weekly challenges! Send us a picture of each challenge completed to us at facebook.com/bpmlkids or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll contact you to schedule a pick-up of your bead!
The Read & Bead Summer Challenge is generously sponsored by the Berlin-Kensington Rotary Club.