Summer at Green Tree Public Library is a chance to celebrate reading and learning for everyone from birth – adult! Read anything you like and keep track of your progress to earn prizes all summer long. By setting up your own personal reading goal, you’re guaranteed to have success and walk away a winner. Summer Reading will begin on Friday, June 10. To get started, find your age group below.
When children sign-up for a Summer Reading group, you’ll want to register them based on the grade they will be in starting in Fall 2016. We encourage all family members, friends, and neighbors to join together! Logging your reading progress can be done from any computer or mobile device. Please ask a library staff member for assistance if you need help! Registration for Summer Reading begins on Saturday, June 10 and runs until Saturday, July 22, 2016. All reading progress must be logged by Sunday, August 6 to be counted towards each group’s grand prizes.
Celebrate the joy of reading with your little one! Children from babies to those in their preschool years will have a blast exploring books and stories all summer long. Young readers can be read to or practice reading on their own. Even time spent at storytime, or when a child is picking up a book to peruse on their own counts towards their goal! For each 100 minutes read, young readers will collect small toys, trinkets, and raffle tickets for our end-of-summer raffle! In addition, young children and their families are encouraged to play the Summer Challenge Board Game and to discover nursery rhymes, outdoor play, tactile experiences, and more. For each row completed on the board game, young readers will 5 raffle tickets AND be entered to win an extra, special bonus prize when they finish. If that isn’t incentive enough, there’s a pool party in August too, which is open to children (and their families) who meet their reading goals and/or finish their Summer Challenge Board Game. Those who complete the Summer Challenge Board Game will also be given a coupon for a free Kid’s Meal at Chipotle and be entered to win an extra special giveaway!
Students are active all summer long and our Summer Challenge both encourages and rewards exploration and activity. By reading, telling jokes, doing kind actions for others, and more, students will complete challenges with ease and earn raffle tickets good towards our end-of-summer raffles. In addition to playing along with the Summer Challenge Board Game, students who set their Summer Reading Goal will earn 1 bonus raffle ticket for each 100 minutes read. Those who complete the Summer Challenge and/or hit their Summer Reading Goal will earn an invitation to our pool party too! Those who complete the Summer Challenge Board Game will also be given a coupon for a free Kid’s Meal at Chipotle and be entered to win an extra special giveaway!
Middle and High School Students can join in the excitement by playing their own Summer Challenge Game and setting their own Summer Reading Goal. By reading, exploring, and having fun with friends and family teens will complete challenges and earn raffle tickets good towards our end-of-summer raffles. In addition, for every 100 minutes read, teens will earn a bonus entry towards our raffles too. Those who complete their Summer Reading Challenge Game will be given a By One, Get One Free Chipotle Coupon and be entered to win a very special prize! Teen Readers who complete their Summer Challenge Game and/or meet their Summer Reading Goal will be invited to our pool party too! Plus, Teen Readers who finish their Summer Challenge and/or meet their Summer Reading Goal also qualify for a county-wide prize of five $100 gift cards to Target, Best Buy, or Amazon!
Being adult doesn’t mean that Summer can’t be a season of adventure! Adults can not only set their own personal Summer Reading Goal, but they can also play along with the unique Summer Challenge Game made just for them! By reading, trying new things, and having a lot of fun adults can get in on the action and win too. Each adult who completes their Summer Challenge Game will earn a Buy One, Get 1 Free coupon from Chipotle and be entered to win a special prize. In addition, for each book adults read and record they’ll be automatically entered to win the grand prize of an iPad mini! And all adults who meet or exceed their Reading Goal and/or Complete the Summer Challenge Board Game will be awarded a book of their choice picked form an awesome cart filled with popular and interesting titles (one book per qualified adult). Adults who wish to participate in keeping track of the Summer Reading Goal by paper can ask for forms at the front desk.