2020 Summer Reading Program
Theme: Imagine Your Story
The new online program will run from July 1-31, 2020. Registration now open!
We are using the READsquared platform for online registration and participation. Patrons can participate under one of the following categories:
Preschool: Age 0 – 5 Years Old
Child: 6 Years Old – 11 Years Old
Teen: 12 Years Old – 17 Years Old
Adult: 18 Years Old and Up
How to Earn Digital Badges and a Certificate
- Logging books read (can be printed, digital and audio. Picture books also accepted. You can also include a book review.
- Participate in missions, special activities for additional points.
- Points are also earned by playing the bingo game. Each cell is worth 5-15 points.
- Complete Levels 1 through 4 by earning 200 points to get to the next level. Earn 1,000 points to receive a printable certificate.
Library branches will have grab-and-go bags with coloring sheets and activities, while supplies last. New options each week!
You can request a bag through curbside pickup. If you are picking up a children’s book that you placed on hold, curbside pickup will include a bag while supplies last.
For groups such as daycares, you may request one bag per class to duplicate.
- Jackson branches: Eudora Welty Library (300 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39201) – 601-968-5811
- Hinds County branches: Quisenberry Library (605 East Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39056) – 601-924-5684
- Come to one of the designated locations and park in a curbside pickup location, or as close to one as possible if they are full.
- Call the number on the sign (same as the numbers above) and let them know you are picking up your goodie bag(s).
- A staff member will look participants up in READsquared and get your goodie bag(s) ready. If you earned level badges or a certificate badge, you will get prizes for those added to your goodie bag(s). Mission badges are for points only.
- A staff member will place the bag(s) on your vehicle for retrieval.
- If you pick up prizes on July 25 and earn additional badges from July 26-31, you may come back to get prizes for those badges on August 1. You will not receive an additional goodie bag.
- If you are unable to redeem those prizes on the prize pickup days, please contact the nearest open library branch to you to make arrangements for pickup. We will make sure that you get your prizes!
- Top Reader and random drawing prizes will be determined the first week of August and distributed after August 8. Stay tuned for updates.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM SPECIAL PRIZE WINNERS:
- Preschool – George Rutherford – 2,830 points – $25 Walmart Gift Card
- Child: William Lofton II – 7,760 points – Four Mississippi Children’s Museum Passes
- Teen: Akinzee Bell – 1,320 points – Kindle Fire 7 Tablet
- Adult: Kimberly Tardy – 7,760 points – Kindle Fire 7 Tablet
- Preschool – Austin Bonner – $20 Walmart Gift Card
- Book Bags: Addison Long, Katherine Ritchie, James Ritchie, Rachael Quarshie, De’Niyah Middletion
- Teen – Westley Washington – T-shirt
- Adult – Decimbra Middleton – Two $10 Mangia Bene Gift Cards
Games and Virtual Programs
Receive two games to play after registering. Earn 100 points to unlock two additional games to play. With every 100 you earn, you get two more games. Unlock up to 22 games with your participation.
All programs will be online this year.
The lineup includes:
- Animal Tales – July 1-7
- Gigglin Gertie – July 1-31
- Look and Learn with Hoot – July 1-31
- Aaron Acosta Magic – July 1-August 31
- Storyteller Rebecca Jernigan – July 1-September 21
- Mississippi Children’s Museum at Home – July 1-September 21
- Abraham Lincoln feat. Kevin Wood – July 6-11
- Alex Thomas and Friends Puppet Show – July 6-July 12
- Freedom Ranch Wildlife Program – July 6-September 21
- Digital Photography Workshop for Teens – July 7-August 25 at jhlibrary.org/shutterbugs
- Bayou Town Puppet Theater – July 15-22
- Kindersongs – July 23-August 23
- Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic – July 27-August 3
- Andi Lehman Animals – July 27-August 8
- Stormin’ Bob Music and Meteorology – August 1-7
Desktop users: Scroll to the bottom for a month view of the calendar.
Aaron Acosta Magic
Brian and Terri Kinder