Explore Oceans of Possibilities with our Summer Reading Challenge!

This week kicks off our summer reading challenge, Oceans of Possibilities!

By logging your reading minutes and participating in activities, you earn smaller prizes along the way and tickets to enter our grand prize drawings! Each week, a new set of activities will be unlocked for you to complete. You have until July 31, 2022 to enter all your progress into Beanstack, because the winners for the grand prize drawings will be drawn August 1!

Keep reading to learn more about our summer reading challenge and to check out the grand prizes.

[August 2, 2022 note: Our summer reading challenge has now ended, but you can take a look at how the summer went by reading our summer reading wrap-up post here.]

How does the reading challenge work?

To participate, first create a Beanstack account. You can learn how to do that here.

As you read, keep track of your minutes and enter them into your Beanstack account. There are different reading milestones along the way depending on your age group. When you reach a milestone, you automatically qualify for a small prize AND you earn a virtual ticket that you can enter for your age group’s grand prizes.

Additionally, each week there will be a new list of activities to complete, such as watching a documentary about the ocean or attending an event at Reed Memorial Library. If you complete 2 out of 3 of the activities, you earn a virtual “badge” and a virtual ticket to enter your age group’s grand prizes. If you miss a week, no worries! The activity badges will remain available to complete until the end of the entire challenge on July 31, so you have time to catch up if you need to.

If you are unable to create a Beanstack account, stop by the Youth Services desk and pick up a worksheet to log your minutes and progress towards activity badges. When you reach a milestone or wish to redeem a prize, bring your worksheets into the library and we’ll enter it into Beanstack for you.

So what are the prizes? We’re glad you asked!

Children’s Prizes

These are the prize options for children ages 0-11.

Under the Sea Art & Play-Doh Kit

  • An ocean coloring book packet with stickers and crayon sticks
  • An ocean animal paint-by-sticker book
  • An ocean adventure Play-Doh set

Sea Turtle Set

  • A 14″ plush sea turtle with zipper for three baby turtles
  • A 250-piece ocean puzzle
  • A Silver Lilly turtle tail plush blanket
  • A National Geographic sea turtles book

Ocean LEGO Sets

  • A 3-in-1 LEGO set (build a shark, a squid, or an angler fish)
  • A city police patrol boat LEGO set

Toddler Fishing Toys

  • A Fisher Price magical lights fishbowl
  • A Little Tikes fish and splash water table
  • An under the sea silicone touch-and-feel board book

Youth Prizes

These are the prize options for youth ages 12-17.

Magnificent Ocean Art

  • A National Geographic magnificent ocean coloring book
  • A pack of 40 Crayola fine line markers
  • A set of 50 Crayola colored pencils
  • A 9 x 12″ mixed media sketch pad
  • 12 graphite pencils
  • An ocean treasures sticker-by-number booklet

Wireless Earbuds & Fidget Toys

  • JBL wireless earbuds
  • A fidget cube
  • A fidget dodecagon
  • Fidget magnetic rings

Pokémon Pack

  • A 24″ Squirtle plush
  • Pokémon card packs

Tech Bundle

  • An 8″ 32 GB Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet
  • A black tablet case
  • A pack of three styluses

Adult Prizes

These are the prize options for adults ages 18 and older.

Yoga Bundle

  • A $40 gift card to One Love Yoga in Kent
  • A yoga mat
  • Two yoga blocks with a yoga strap
  • A Reed Memorial Library canvas tote bag

Date Night Bundle

  • A $40 gift card to West Main St. Winery & Brewery
  • A picnic blanket
  • A picnic basket with two plastic wine glasses and a roll-up pouch of silverware

Day at the Aquarium Bundle

  • Four tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Gummy sharks
  • Four squid hats
  • A $20 gift card to Barrio
  • A Reed Memorial Library canvas tote bag

Movie Night Bundle

  • A $40 gift card to Ravenna 7 Movie Theater
  • Gummy peach rings
  • 4-pack of IBC root beer
  • Popcornopolis Zebra Corn (caramel corn with chocolate flavored stripes)
  • A popcorn bucket
  • Jaws, Titanic, and Moana on DVD

We hope that you are able to read with us this summer and participate in our summer reading challenge! Best of luck!

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