Make plans to join in the fun during the 2021 EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library hosts reading challenges for babies, kids, teens, and adults.
EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
THE EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM GOES DIGITAL!
There’s Something for Everyone with the Online Summer Reading Program
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails, and Tales, began Tuesday, June 1, and will run through Sunday, August 15. In addition, they are continuing their online summer reading program!
Powered by Beanstack, the new program hosting software has four Summer Reading Challenges for all ages, as well as tons of online programming family fun with the Virtual Programming Challenge! Just read and complete activities to earn virtual badges. Each challenge has both a reading/logging element, as well as an activity factor. The rules, requirements, badges, and incentives vary based on the age group. Sign up at your local library location or online at https://ebrpl.beanstack.org. There’s even a mobile app!
Baton Rouge Kids – Ages 0 – 11
There are two fun-filled programs for children based on their ages and reading levels: Li’l Ones, ages 0-5, and Young Readers, for ages 5-11. For Li’l Ones, children can earn up to 30 reading badges and complete up to 24 activity badges. Young Readers can earn up to 75 reading badges by completing timed reading sessions and collect up to 50 activity badges! In addition, both Children’s Challenges can earn up to five entries into weekly drawings. Completion packets will include a choice of two free book bags, a free book, and coupons from area vendors while supplies last.
Baton Rouge Teens – 6-12th Grades
The Teen Challenge, designed for grades 6 through 12, allows readers to earn up to 105 reading badges by completing timed reading sessions and complete seven quests (combined activities) to earn activity badges! Challenge yourself to collect all 112 badges this summer! Earn up to 22 entries into the weekly drawings for each of the milestone badges! Teen completion packets will include a free backpack with a surprise inside.
Baton Rouge Adults – 18 and Up
Adults, you haven’t been left out!! The Adult Challenge, for ages 18 and up, still requires reading a minimum of three books to earn completion, but you can also keep reading and logging as in the past “paper” years. There are 27 activity badges designed to have you explore the website and enjoy all our wonderful community has to offer.
Sign up at https://ebrpl.beanstack.org, or through your local branch library. Adults will receive a small prize for signing up. Once you have completed your first log, it can be redeemed for a tote bag and a voucher for $3 off your fines! Want to keep reading? You can participate up to three times, and each completed log enters your name in a drawing for a grand prize at the end of the summer.
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At the end of the summer, grand prize winners will receive prizes donated by area merchants and the Patrons of the Public Library. Start by registering yourself or a member(s) of your family. You’ll be able to sign up either through the link on the website, the FREE mobile app, or by speaking with a staff member.
To sign up for the Summer Reading Program, visit your local library location, or go online to https://ebrpl.beanstack.org. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, call the Main Library Children’s Room at (225) 231-3760. For more information about the Library and any of its free resources, call (225) 231-3750, or visit us online at www.ebrpl.com.
More 2021 Summer Reading Programs
Chuck E. Cheese – Kids can earn 10 free Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.
Scholastic Summer Challenge – Scholastic has a summer reading challenge where kids read and then go online to record the minutes they’ve read this summer. They’ll also be able to take weekly challenges to earn rewards and take part in a World Record challenge!
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids– This program begins in May and runs through September. Kids can earn a FREE book after they read eight books and log them on the downloadable reading journal. The Barnes and Noble kids’ summer reading program is only available to students in grades 1–6. Only one book is available for each child who completes a reading journal, and the choice must be made from the selected books available at the store.