KIDS PROGRAM: AGES 4-11
Summer Reading Program starts June 1st, 2019
We want to help you fill your summer with books, creativity, and fun at the library! This summer we invite you to read 5 books, make 5 things, and explore in 5 ways. You can read books from home or from the library. You can make things at home or at our makerspace, Square One. You can explore events at the library, our library resources, places in the community, or just learn something new.
Read five books to get a free book, book bag, and book buck to spend at the Friends of the Library's monthly book sales.
Read 5 books, make 5 things, and explore in five ways to complete the program and get a choice of toy prize, an entry into our end-of-summer raffle for tickets to museums, sporting events, shows, and 3 of our new virtual Tickets to enter into a raffle of your choice for a Kindle Fire, Lego set, party in Square One, or a robot you can program.
NOTE: Tickets have to be put into raffles by logging into Beanstack.
Continue reading throughout the summer to earn more badges, another prizes, and more tickets to add to raffles for a Kindle Fire, Lego set, party in Square One, or a robot you can program.
We hope you will join us in exploring all the library and the community have to offer!
Logging by Books or Minutes
You can log everything in Beanstack and choose either logging books, which is good for kids reading shorter books, or logging minutes, which is better for kids reading longer books and is only available online. Minute loggers get some bonus tickets!
Prizes and Raffles
The prize store will open on Monday, June 17th, and prizes can be claimed until August 16th.
Kids will win a free book after reading and logging five books, or five 30-minute blocks of reading (online only). Books can be claimed at the kids' desk in the library.
There is a general raffle that kids are automatically entered in after completing the program. Prizes include tickets and passes to things like a River Cats baseball game, Explorit, the Sacramento Zoo, a show at the Woodland Opera House, and more. Winners of these will be notified that the prizes will be given out at the kids’ desk on a first come, first serve basis, to ensure that kids get passes they will use. All prizes must be claimed by August 25th or they will be given to runners up.
The new Ticket raffles allow kids to choose which prizes raffles they wish to enter by logging into Beanstack. Prizes are a Harry Potter book set, a Pokemon book and Pikachu, a programmable robot, a party for 10 in Square One, a Kindle Fire, and a Whomping Willow Harry Potter Lego set.
Logging and Badges
On Beanstack kids will earn badges for logging books or minutes, and for completing Make and Explore activities. Click on the activity badges to see the ideas for how to earn the badge. There is always a choice to write in your own idea. Secret code answers will be given out at the special events on Tuesdays.
For kids logging on paper, there are some suggestions of activities for Make and Explore on the log. If you want to have more ideas we recommend you use Beanstack.
Paper logs will be available at the library or here to download on June 1st.
This summer we will have our regular storytimes including the Farmer's Market Storytime on Saturdays outside at 10:30 AM. Chess Club and Sticks in the Stacks are for all ages and will meet during the summer as well.
The Summer at the Library Kickoff Party will be on June 8th from 1:00-3:00 in the library courtyard and in the Leake Room, with a performance by Circus of Smiles. There will be face painting, games hosted by Rec2Go, and an opportunity to register and pick up a log for the program.
We will have free lunch for kids 18 and under, Monday through Friday, starting on June 10th (except July 4th), which they can enjoy on the lawn in front of the library between 12 and 12:30. There will be popsicles for readers, and outdoor fun weekly with the TAB teens. On Tuesdays we will have special events and performers starting at 1 PM, with shows and classes. Thursdays at 1 PM we will host Make and Explore Thursdays in Square One where kids can make a craft and try out coding on computers and robots. Check our calendars for details!
Special thanks go to the Friends of the Woodland Public Library. Without their wonderful support and sponsorship, the library would not be able to provide these special programs. We are also grateful to the State Library for a Lunch at the Library grant, and to Kuk Sool Won and the Theater & Dance Annex for generously donating their time.