Take the Summer Library Challenge at Porter Library!
Westlake Porter Public Library invites readers of all ages to go “Off the Beaten Path” and join the annual Summer Library Challenge! Starting June 1 participants will find themselves on a journey of reading and fun in which they can win prizes and become eligible for a grand prize by reading and completing adventures from a list available at westlakelibrary.org/summer.
Readers ages birth through adults can also read and complete the activities on Beanstack, a digital tool for tracking reading and other library challenges throughout the year. To register, visit westlakelibrary.beanstack.org/reader365. Set up your account and select the challenge that is right for you or your child. Parents can add all of their young readers to their account. Beanstack Challenges are divided into four age categories: Baby/Toddler/ Preschool, Grades K-6, Grades 7-12 and Adult.
Also part of the library’s summer challenge activities: Programs for all ages, S.T.E.A.M. Week (July 18-23) and the Arts Festival (July 30). Stay tuned to the library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates and visit the library’s online calendar of events at events.westlakelibrary.org to register for programs.
"Studies show summer reading for a child will help bridge the gap between school years and increase academic performance,” said Westlake Porter Public Library Director Andrew Mangels. “But Summer Reading isn’t just for the kids. Our Adult challenge encourages lifelong learning and a love of reading, and it comes with fabulous prizes!"
The Summer Library Challenge continues until Aug. 1. Paper logs and materials are still available for those who prefer them – just stop by the library to sign up.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.