2021 Summer Reading Program

Imagine Your Story Gold Ribbon Isolated

Theme: Tails and Tales

The new online program will run from June 7-July 9, 2021.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

The Summer Reading Program is offered with the support of these sponsors.

We are using the Beanstack platform for online registration and participation.

Beanstack Home Page

Patrons can participate under one of the following categories:

preschool badge

Preschool: Ages 0-5

children's badge

Children: Ages 6-11

teen badge

Teens: Ages 12-17

adult badge

Adult: Ages 18 and Up

Register and log your reading at jhlibrary.beanstack.org.

Need help signing up? Visit a JHLS library branch for assistance.

Giveaways

Each person who registers can pick up a goodie bag after June 7, 2021 at the library branch you chose at registration.

Library branches will also have grab-and-go bags with craft kits and activities, while supplies last.

How to Earn Digital Badges and a Certificate

  • You will earn a badge when you register. This will qualify you to receive a goodie bag. Pick up you bag after June 7 at the library branch you chose at registration.
  • Log books by the number of minutes you read (can be printed, digital and audio). Picture books also accepted. You can also include a book review.
  • You will earn a logging badge for every 100 minutes you read, up to 10 (1,000 minutes). Earn 10 logging badges to receive a printable certificate. Our goal is for all of our participants to read for a collective total of 10,000 minutes.
  • Participate in special activities and give book reviews for extra badges.

Here’s a handy conversion chart for the minutes you read:

100 min = 1 hr 40 min

200 min = 3 hr 20 min

300 min = 5 hr

400 min = 6 hr 40 min

500 min = 8 hr 20 min

600 min = 10 hr

700 min = 11 hr 40 min

800 min = 13 hr 20 min

900 min = 15 hr

1,000 min = 16 hr 40 min

Converted from https://www.inchcalculator.com/convert/minute-to-hour/

Prizes

  • Everyone who earns 10 badges in Beanstack will be entered in a random drawing for prizes. The drawing will take place at the end of the program.
  • The Top Reader in each age group will also win a prize. Note that this year, there will be a first place and second place prize for adults.
  • Click here for a detailed list of prizes.

Virtual Programs and Games

Virtual Programs

In addition to programs from JHLS, we will have virtual programs by these guest presenters:

To view a schedule and watch on-demand programs, go to jhlibrary.org/srpevents or the events on the home page of jhlibrary.beanstack.org.

You can also scroll to the bottom of this page for a calendar.

Games

We recommend having online fun with Room Recess! Click below to start playing. (Note that the games do not count toward digital badges).

Room Recess Logo

African American man with khaki T-shirt smiling and removing a black snake from a plastic gray container.

Corey Wright

Caucasian woman holding an iguana and standing in an outdoor fenced enclosure.

Freedom Ranch

Caucasian man holding books with T a i l s and T a l e s on the cover. Next to him is a Caucasian woman holding a sign that says T a l e s. The table in front of them has a sign that says T a i l s

Animal Tales

older Caucasioan man with glasses standing next to a hippo puppet with briwn hair and a T-shirt.

Tommy Johns

Want more Summer Reading activity ideas? Check out our Pinterest board at jhlibrary.org/srpideas.

Thanks for participating. Have fun!

Date/TimeEvent
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
2021 Summer Reading Program
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Saturday, July 31, 2021
All Day
Summer Reading Read-Aloud Virtual Program with Trustmark Bank
Medgar Evers Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Saturday, July 31, 2021
All Day
Summer Reading Read-Aloud Virtual Program with Zimmy
Medgar Evers Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Virtual Fun at Freedom Ranch (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Virtual Story Time Summer Reading Fun with JSU's Prancing J-Settes
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Monday, July 5, 2021
All Day
Virtual Story Time with UnitedHealthcare's Dr. Healthy Hound! (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Byram Summer Reading Virtual Animal Story
Beverly J. Brown Library, Byram Mississippi
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Recording of Sizzling Summer Reading Virtual Story Time (Summer Reading Program)
Bolden/Moore Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Virtual Trip to McClain Safari
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Monday, July 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tommy Johns presents Tails of the FUN - Expected! (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
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