All Together Now, let’s read.
Rodman Public Library invites all of its patrons - whether young, mature, or somewhere in between – to take part in the 2023 Summer Reading Program.
The program, which will run from Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, July 29, will feature three divisions, including one for children (up to 12 years old), one for teens (ages 12 to 18) and one for adults (18 years and older). Patrons can sign up in person at the Main Library, the Branch, or on the Bookmobile.
Patrons who wish to sign up online can do so at rodmanlibrary.beanstack.org, or through the Beanstack app, which they can download on a mobile device.
Patrons can sign up to take part in the 2023 Summer Reading Program starting Tuesday, May 30.
Prizes will be awarded throughout the two months and patrons will earn entries into grand prize drawings that will be held after the conclusion of the summer reading program. Patrons are expected to pick up their prizes within a week, or make arrangements to do so.
To get the summer reading program started, a portion of Rodman Public Library – the auditorium and the gallery -- will be transformed into a mini carnival on Thursday, June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.. Throughout the area there will be midway games such as Plinko, Basketball Pop-a-Shot, Ring Toss, Golf, and a Kiddie Hi-Striker. Freshly popped popcorn and cotton candy will be provided to those attending.
A kick-off event will also be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Branch on Thursday, June 8. The event will include a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, face painting, a craft table, a game, and a small snack to take home.
Here’s an overview of the 2023 summer reading program:
Children who sign up for the All Together Now Summer Reading Program will receive a reading log and a BINGO board when they sign up in person.
With every 15 minutes of reading completed, kids will color in a book on the log. After coloring in 24 circles, which amounts to six hours of reading, the reading log is complete and can be taken to the library to receive an entry into a raffle for one of several prizes, including a Nintendo Switch Lite, an Amazon Fire tablet, a LEGO Super Mario playset, a Kavi American Girl Doll of the Year, a $50 Amazon gift card (two to be awarded), or a $50 Walmart gift card (two to be awarded).
Children will also be awarded a certificate of completion, a book of their choice and coupons from area restaurants.
Young readers can earn an additional ticket for every five additional hours of reading, which will be recorded on a supplemental sheet.
Another raffle entry can be earned by completing a BINGO on the card inside the reading log. To complete a BINGO, children will need to complete challenges that fill in a line on their card.
Teens will have plenty of opportunities to earn entries into the grand prize drawings for one of four prizes, including a Nintendo Switch Lite, a $50 Amazon gift card (two to be awarded), or a package of gift cards to area restaurants valued at $100.
Teens who complete 20 hours of reading, which will be recorded on a reading log, will earn a book, a summer reading-themed prize and an entry for one of the three grand prizes.
For each additional five hours beyond the initial 20, teens will earn an extra raffle ticket. They can accumulate as many as eight additional tickets, essentially one for every full week of the Summer Reading Program.
Weekly challenges, which will involve taking part in an easy activity or answering a simple question, can also earn another entry each week.
For adults signing up in-person, any checkout transaction of library materials qualifies for one ticket to be entered into a weekly drawing for a canvas library bag filled with a variety of goodies, including a $25 Amazon gift card. Patrons may have multiple checkouts per day.
Tickets from one week will not be added to the next week’s drawing. Instead, they will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
For those participating online, each book read qualifies for one ticket to be entered into a weekly drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. The online version will also have its own grand prize drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
Those with questions about summer reading should call 330-821-2665.