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Summer Reading for All Ages
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Check our Events Calendar for all the special (virtual) events all summer.
ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Event (All ages) (June 1-August 15)
Geocaching is going virtual this year!
Using the given coordinates, clues and your sleuthing skills, find and scan the QR Code hidden somewhere outside the library using your cell phone camera and/or a QR Reader app, and be taken to an online form to enter to win a 25 dollar Visa gift card!
The hunt starts June 1st and goes until August 15th!
Adults 18 & older (June 1-July 31)
Dig Deeper Into Your Community (Ages: 18 & up)
Adult Summer Reading Bingo
We hope you enjoy all the wonderful places Lansing has to offer.
Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. For each BINGO line, you will receive an entry to the prize drawing. If you fill the whole card, you get an extra entry.
Turn your BINGO card into the Information Desk by July 31. Winners will be notified August 3.
Prizes are gift cards. Only one game card per person.
Print your Bingo card here Summer reading 2020.pdf
No printer? No problem!
We can mail you a Bingo card so you can participate.
Youth & Teen (June 1-July 31)
Dig Deeper Into Your Community (Ages: Birth-18)
Summer Reading Program (library)
The Summer Reading Program is split into 3 age categories based on what grade your child is going into. This means a child who is finishing 5th grade will be considered a 6th grader.
All three programs start on Monday, June 1st. All Summer Reading Programs end on Friday, July 31.
All reading will be measured in time spent reading. There are no restrictions on what kids are reading for the Library's Summer Reading Program. Audiobooks or listening to others read to you count as reading.
This year we’re going digital! We’ve partnered with the Beanstack Tracker app to run our Summer Reading Programs in an easy-to-use, all-inclusive app! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Learn how to use it with our tutorial.
- Download “Beanstack Tracker” to your device or visit lansingpl.beanstack.com. (Pre-register for our program beginning May 20.)
- Create an account with your library, name, and email address.
- Choose your Summer Reading Challenge!
The app tracks your reading and awards you achievement badges at each level. You’ll also receive raffle tickets as you get each badge! The raffle is also run through the app, so you can see all our amazing prizes right there in the app! Every participant who finishes the entire challenge earns a free book. Many Lansing schools have partnered with us to distribute prize books during the first week of school. If your school isn’t participating, you can get your book from the library!
This is our second annual Summer Reading Competition to determine which schools are the best schools in all of Lansing! We have paired public and private schools up this year to create dynamic teams of readers. All students’ reading will count toward their individual raffle prizes, but also toward their team’s total reading. Check our website daily to see which team is doing the most reading! The team with the most reading at the end of July is the winner! The winning team will receive a trophy to show off and travel between their schools. Winning schools will also receive a donation of books from the library. Students on the winning team who do not attend a school in Lansing may request a book for purchase for the library.
While we are always excited to see kids coming to the library on field trips, we must ask that daycare centers refrain from visiting the library this year. Due to health and safety concerns, we have removed all the toys from the children’s area and may not be open to patrons for some or all of the summer. If you are interested in having a librarian visit your center to bring books and a storytime, please contact Beth at email@example.com. Centers must be licensed to qualify for a visit. The health and safety of our staff will be considered in scheduling all outreach visits.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are suspending our volunteer program until further notice. Please check back in August for an update.