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Beanstack Summer Reading 2021
June 21 - August 22
Explore tails and tales with The Ocean City Free Public Library’s Summer Reading challenges through Beanstack! Log the minutes you read and complete activities to earn badges, rewards, and to be entered for prize drawings.
Challenges are available for all ages:
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Children, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Challenges
Children’s Summer Reading Challenge
The Children’s Summer Reading Challenge is for children who are going into 1st through 9th grades. (The reading program for birth through preschool children is “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”) The Summer Reading Challenge begins Monday, June 21st. The last day to log reading is August 22nd at 11:59 pm.
Children may earn Logging Badges for each hour they read.
Three Castaway Cove tickets will be awarded for every 60 minutes a child reads with a limit of 51 tickets per child.
Every child will earn a gift bag after reading 5 hours.
Every child will earn their choice of a book OR golf ticket after reading 17 hours.
Children can earn Activity Badges by completing 4 out of the 5 activities under each badge.
Children will earn 1 drawing ticket for each completed Activity Badge, which can be used towards our weekly drawing for a “Boardwalk Fun” prize.
Weekly drawings for the “Boardwalk Fun” prize will be pulled every Monday, starting June 28th through August 16th. Prize winners must pick up their prize before the following Monday. No repeat winners.
Grand Prize Drawing: Any child that completes a total of at least 25 badges (combination of Logging and Activity Badges) will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a special mystery prize. The entry deadline is Sunday, August 22nd at midnight. The Drawing will take place on August 23rd.
Picking Up Prizes: Please contact us at the children’s desk at (609) 399-2434 ext. 5241, or email us at email@example.com to schedule a time to come to the library (or to request curbside) to pick up Castaway Cove tickets or other prizes.
**The last day to pick up any prizes is Tuesday, August 31st.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Win a prize for every activity badge you earn and for every 8 hours you read. Once you earn 30 badges, you'll be entered for a chance to win a kindle fire!
Adult Summer Reading Challenge
For every 5 hours that you read, you will earn 1 logging badge and 1 weekly prize drawing ticket. Once you read for 10 hours, you will earn a Reading Prize.
For every activity badge that you complete, you will earn 1 weekly prize drawing ticket.
Weekly Prize Drawings: The tickets you earn can be used towards any of the weekly prize drawings. The prize drawing winners will be pulled every Monday, starting June 28th through August 16th. No repeat winners.
Grand Prize Drawing: You must complete a total of at least 20 badges (combination of Logging and Activity Badges) to be automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. The entry deadline is Sunday, August 22nd at 11:59 pm. The Drawing will take place on August 23rd.
Picking Up Prizes: Please contact Julie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222 to schedule a time to pick up your prize.