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Summer Reading Program for Kids

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Summer Reading Program for Kids | Reading Colors Your World | June 12-July 31, 2021 



How to Get Started
Participants register through Beanstack:

  1. Go to or download the Beanstack Tracker app for Android and iPhone.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete registration and sign up for either the Reader’s Club Challenge or Read-to-Me Club Challenge, depending on reading ability.
  3. Start logging minutes and activities to earn digital badges along the way!


Once you have registered on Beanstack, pick up your SRP Welcome Kit at any NBPL location and your free paperback book! (Limit one book per child, while supplies last)


Book Reviews

Kids can also write or draw book reviews throughout the summer. Each submitted book review will be entered into prize drawings.

How to get started with Book Reviews:

  1. Pick up and drop off book review forms at any NBPL location or
  2. Submit book reviews online using Beanstack!


Everyone can participate in craft activities throughout the summer! Participants can pick up bagged take-home crafts and instructions (while supplies last) or use materials from home. Be sure to check out video instructions on NBPL’s YouTube page!

Over the Rainbow Grab & Go Crafts | June 21-26, 2021

Create fun rainbow crafts to brighten warm summer days and bring a smile to your face! Craft bags available June 21-26, 2021, while supplies last.

Colorful Book Art Grab & Go Crafts | July 6-10, 2021

We love book art! From collages to watercolors and comics, fine detail to big and bold…you can find it all in books. Stop by and pick up a craft kit inspired by art of popular book artists! “Colorful Book Art” craft kits are available July 5-10, 2021, while supplies last.

STEAM into Color Grab & Go Crafts | July 19-24, 2021

Let’s experiment and learn about color by creating crafts! Craft kits are available July 19-24, 2021, while supplies last.


Virtual Programming

Be sure to check out special virtual programs throughout the summer! Virtual programs include Tune-In Tuesday video storytimes with new videos posted weekly and two special performances with unlimited viewing for the whole family. Special performers include:

Wild Wonders Virtual Animal Show | June 28 - July 4, 2021

Experience local color as Wild Wonders virtually presents Our Big Backyard with an “at home” conservation theme! Wild Wonders' expert animal ambassadors will introduce you to six North American animals with an up-close camera view and lots of information. Don’t miss this special Summer Reading virtual adventure! A link for unlimited viewing of real, live animals will be available from June 28 through July 4, 2021.

Kids Imagine Nation | July 12 - 18, 2021

Enjoy this high-energy virtual show with everyone’s favorite, Kids Imagine Nation! Rachel, Aaron, and Beatz the Robot will bring a rainbow of imagination to our Summer Reading experience. Be sure to catch this fun video performance filled with singing, dancing, and stories! A link for unlimited viewing will be available from July 12 through July 18, 2021.

The Summer Reading Program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.