Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program
The South Beloit Public Library has a summer of fun planned for their community! Summer reading begins June 6 and ends on August 6. The theme for their summer reading program is “Oceans of Possibilities.” The library has set a goal for children to read for 20 minutes/day for 5 days each week. Weekly incentive prizes are given. When readers reach milestones of 500 and 1000 minutes read, they will be able to select a free book to take home and keep. M and M Dari Ripple is also recognizing reading achievements at the 100 and 500 increments with coupons given at the library for an ice cream treat. A craft activity coordinating with each week’s summer reading theme is available to complete in the library. Additionally, families are encouraged to have fun reading, enjoying summer, and exploring the local area with the Family Bingo Challenge. Complete one bingo to enter a drawing for a $15 Flying Pig gift card or complete all activities to enter a drawing for $30 Rock Cut State Park concessions gift card. Adults and teens can join in on the fun as well. The Adult/Teen program requires participants to record titles of books or audiobooks read. Each title equals one ticket readers can use as a chance to win a prize of their choice. Prizes include gift certificates purchased or donated from area restaurants, stores, and businesses.
Activities are also planned that go beyond the library building walls. There will be a Chalk the Walk, StoryWalk, Guess the Animal, Spot the Submarines, and Spot the Seashells courses along the library’s sidewalk at various times over the course of the summer. The library is also visiting the Stateline Boys and Girls Club-South Beloit Facility to read themed books and lead a craft. In addition to the StoryWalk at the library, look for the traveling StoryWalk that will visit the Stateline Boys and Girls Club-South Beloit Facility, the Nature at the Confluence, and Riverview Elementary school. A StoryWalk is a book that has been disassembled, laminated, and presented page by page to promote reading and exercise on a trail, bike path, or store windows. The StoryWalk Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. The library is ready to focus on encouraging everyone to explore, grow, and connect this summer!