Summer Reading Challenges

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   Come sign up for our Summer Reading Challenges where you can win Prizes for reading books!  This year we're offering all online logs using READsquared.  The logs on the READsquared site will be open from June 27 - August 23rd at midnight.

We have 2 Summer Reading Program Challenge tracks for kids this year based on age:

0-8yr olds:

  • Family Readers- where parents read to their children.  Read 15 books to your child and log them. Then choose a prize.  You may repeat this throughout the summer.

  • Independent Readers- Readers who read on their own: after reading 3 level appropriate books* by themselves, they can choose one prize. You may repeat this throughout the summer.  

9-12yr olds: Log 3 level appropriate books* in READsquared, and get a prize!

* If you're reading a long book, then 3 hrs of reading counts as 1 book.  Just add the title in with chapters.  Example Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Ch 1-4.

PRIZES:  Stewart's Ice Cream Coupons (stay tuned, as prizes may change throughout the summer).

  To receive your prize, follow our Curbside Pickup procedures on our HOME page.

Additional Challenges:

This year, Esopus Library is collaborating with the other libraries in Ulster County to offer a BINGO summer reading card.  To participate, do the following:

  1. Goto https://uclib.org/srp-2020/  Then download the appropriate BINGO card and print it out.  (If you cannot print, call the library, and we'll provide a printout to you).

  2. Do the Activities on the BINGO card that appeal to you.  Please note the special Art, STEM, Nature, and Museum challenges that are toward the bottom of the website.

  3. Log into READsquared, and choose the BINGO challenge, indicate what you've completed.

  4. Attend our Zoom Summer Reading Finale on August 28th at 6pm where we announce the winners of our $50 Raffle Prizes. Register for the Finale event here.

Special Events:

Residents in Ulster County are eligible to view the two virtual programs available from this page, PageTurners and ScienceTellers

June 27 - Sciencetellers - "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress"

July 13 - PageTurners - "Imagine Your Adventure Story"
July 25 - Sciencetellers - "Aliens: Escape from Earth"
August 10 - PageTurners - "Imagine Your Underwater Story"

From it's premier until Labor Day, families can watch the shows as many times as they want.