2023 Summer Reading Program

Oceans of Possibilities Children's

Theme: All Together Now

The program will run from June 5 – July 14, 2023.

We are using the Beanstack platform for online registration and participation as well as in person.

Patrons can participate under one of the following categories:

Oceans of Possibilities Preschool

Preschool: Ages 0-5

Oceans of Possibilities Children's

Children: Ages 6-11

Oceans of Possibilities Teens

Teens: Ages 12-17

Oceans of Possibilities Adults

Adult: Ages 18 and Up

Registration opens on Monday, May 15 at jhlibrary.beanstack.org. In the meantime, you can go to the website to create an account or update an existing account.

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

How to Earn Digital Badges and a Certificate

  • You will earn a digital badge when you register. This will qualify you to receive a free gift. Pick up your free gift 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. Get extra drawing entries when you earn these badges.
  • After the program ends, Top Readers by age group and by branch as well as random drawing winners will receive prizes. Library branches will also have celebrations with refreshments and goodie bags (dates TBA).

Want to keep logging minutes in Beanstack after earning all 10 reading badges? On a desktop, look for the Log Reading and Activities button on the top left corner to log your reading. On the Beanstack app, use the blue plus button to log reading.

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/

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

Thanks for participating. Have fun!

Programs will be scheduled soon.
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