2021 All Ages Summer Reading – READ 50!

2021/07/28 23:55:00

until 2021 Summer Reading Registration closes!

This year there will be no Reading Log CheckIn, Bead Bank, or Grand Prize Boxes at the library. All that has moved online.

All Ages Birth-Adult Welcome!

  • Online registration opens May 1 and closes July 28.

    • Register only once per person. Multiple registrations will disqualify you.
    • You can edit your registration if you change your goal or prize choice.
    • Contact Ms. Cheryl if you need help deleting an accidental duplicate registration.
  • Read and set your own goal during June and July 2021. Choose one goal or three, your choice!
    • Read or listen to 50 books in June and July.
    • Read or listen for 50 hours in June and July.
    • Read or listen for 20 minutes per day for 50 days in June and July.
  • Ebooks, audiobooks, assigned summer reading, bedtime stories, reading out loud, reading to your baby, graphic novels, magazines — it all counts as summer reading.
  • Parents are welcome to adjust the goals to fit the age, reading ability, and wiggliness of their child. Our hope is that you will set an enjoyable and attainable stretch goal.
  • Reading 50 hours during June and July is a challenging goal! Reading at least 20 minutes a day for at least 50 days can be a good goal for most people, especially beginning readers. You should only count books at your reading level. Reading 50 chapter books might be a VERY challenging goal for two months!!
  • Read or listen to stories and track your progress. Keep track however you like. You can also mark your reading on a Reading Log. You don’t need to turn in your log or show it at the library.
  • Using our Reading Log:
    • If your goal to read 50 books, then each circle is equal to 1 book.
    • If your goal to read 50 hours, then each circle is equal to 1 hour.
    • If your goal to read at least 20 minutes per day for 50 days, then mark one circle for each day in the month that you did that. (Note: If you read more than 20 minutes on a day, you still mark only one circle for that day.)
  • Necklace Kits or Just Coupons Kits are available in our lobby one per person, STARTING JUNE 6th, while supplies last. (Please take only one, not both.)
  • Necklace Kits contain a collectible medallion, a necklace, 50 beads, a Goal tag, a Culvers frozen custard coin, plus Ohio State Parks camping and Renaissance Faire coupons.
  • Just Coupon Kits contain a Culvers frozen custard coin plus Ohio State Parks camping and Renaissance Faire coupons.
  • The Bead Bank will not be open for bead trading this year.
  • You do NOT bring your reading log to the library to check in.
  • Grand Prize winners will be drawn randomly from those who registered. Winners for Summer Reading will be drawn on Friday July 30th and notified by 5p.m. using the phone number or email provided during registration. 
  • Grand Prizes may be picked up at the library during our open hours. Prizes will not be mailed. Curbside pickup is available by calling the library.

Thanks to our 2021 partners, Deerfield Township and the City of Mason, and to the many local businesses and organizations that have sponsored or made donations to our children’s and teen’s summer reading program: the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, Culver’s of Mason, Kings Island, Kings Local School District, LazerKraze, Mason City Schools, MECC PTO, Ohio State Parks, Ohio Renaissance Festival, UDF,  and the Volunteer Friends for the Mason Public Library

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