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Summer Reading 2021: 'Tails & Tales'


Just like last summer, we are taking summer reading online this year! We will be using the same platform called BookPoints

Families can begin registering by clicking the register button below starting Tuesday, June 22th, 2021

 



Don't forget to enter the Secret Code 'READ' when you sign-up for your first 25 points!

Click HERE for a PDF of Registration Instructions


Given that reading abilities and interests greatly differ among kids, we have created three different programs to choose from in BookPoints:

 

Pre-Reader
Program
Marathon-Elmwood
Reader Program
Hopkins Reader
Program
Recommended for kids
ages 0-5
(kids who have not yet
started kindergarten).
Recommended for
kids ri
sing into
1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade
in September 2021.

 
Recommended for
kids r
ising into
4th or 5th grade
in September 2021.

 



Kids Can Earn Points in 3 Different Ways:



Watch an informational video here:



Here is a preview of the Summer Reading Prize Store
in the Children's Department




Frequently Asked Questions:


We are having trouble adding a reader. Do you have instructions?
Yes, please find them here: instructions for adding a reader


Do you have a printable list of the reading activities that we can hang on the refrigerator at home so my child can see them all the time?

Yes! We do! Please find the list for each program in this one document.

I made a mistake entering a reader. How do I change a reader or delete a reader?

Locate the ‘HELP’ tab at the top of BookPoints. Fill out the ‘Ask a Question’ form. Your question will be sent to the librarians who will help fix any errors!

Do I need 1 account per household or 1 per reader?

You only need to create 1 account per household. You will be able to add multiple readers to the account. Each reader will be able to select the program of their choice!

What should kids be reading?

Participants are free to read anything. The schools have suggested summer reading lists. These reading lists are available in the 'Reading Lists’ tab at the top of BookPoints and below this FAQ section on this webpage. Remember, these are just suggestions. 

How do I change the program a reader is in?

Locate the ‘HELP’ tab at the top of BookPoints. Fill out the ‘Ask a Question’ form. Your question will be sent to the librarians who will help fix any errors!

Where do I find 'Secret Codes'?

Participants will earn secret codes when they attend virtual library programs. For a listing of virtual programs, visit the 'calendar/events' tab on our website.

How do I claim a prize?
If you have earned a prize, CONGRATULATIONS! You can claim your prize by visiting the children's department!


SCHOOL READING LISTS

 

Looking for the school reading lists? Look no further! Remember, the school lists are suggestions! 

 

Kids are welcome to read anything they want when completing their program in BookPoints! Happy reading!

    

Future 1st Grade Students Summer Reading Suggestions

(By Mrs. Mason & Mrs. Mello - Marathon Library)

 

Future 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Summer Reading Suggestions

(By Mrs. Norby - Elmwood Library)

 

Future 4th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

(By Mrs. Pardee, Hopkins Library)

 

Future 5th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

(By Mrs. Pardee, Hopkins Library