Cumberland County Public Library

Summer Reading 2023

Cumberland County Public Library is proud to present their 2023 Summer Reading Program All Together Now. The program will run from June 1 to July 23 with various activities occurring on Mondays, including the finale to be held on July 24, 2023.

The library will be utilizing the Beanstack Tracker app (available for computers and mobile devices) to keep track of all reading as well as the selection of all program prize winners. Individuals may keep track of their own reading (or their family’s reading) using Beanstack or can pick up and submit the reading program’s log sheets to have the reading time entered into the program by the library staff. However, it is up to the individuals to enter their earned tickets into the various drawings for prizes or to tell staff where they want their tickets deposited. For more information on Beanstack and how to install it on your device, click here.

Each Monday there will be a StoryTime at 10 AM for toddlers and pre-school children. That evening beginning at 5:30 PM there will be an activity for children with some separate activities planned for adults as well. The list of programs will be updated below as speakers verify their dates. Some activities will tie into the finale with at-home activities to complete in order to enter program contests.

There may also be stations available before and after the programs, which could include checking out new books, getting help with Beanstack, picking up or turning in weekly log sheets, speaking with any visiting guests, and/or completing an activity. In addition, those turning in reading logs for the previous week will get to spin the wheel for prizes. Individuals using Beanstack to track reading should talk to staff members, who will check the weekly reading in order for them to spin the prize wheel. NOTE: The prize wheel is only available on Mondays for program participants.

Summer Schedule of Events:

(Children’s evening programming is listed in italics with Adult Programming listed in red. All evening sessions of the 2023 Summer Reading Program will begin at 5:30 PM on the listed Mondays with a StoryTime for toddlers and pre-schoolers available during the day at 10 AM. The finale will begin at 5:00 PM.)

June

5 – Program Registration; StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

12 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

19 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

26 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

July

3 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

10 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

17 – StoryTime (10 AM) & TBA

24 – Finale – more details to be announced!

 

To register or for more information about the 2023 program, drop by the library or call at (804) 492-5807.

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