2021 Summer Reading Program
June 7th – August 31st
All ages can participate in our annual Summer Reading Program!
Track your reading progress to earn free books and entries into raffles drawings.
This year there’s two ways to choose from to participate:
1. Paper (with physical reading logs, sign up is at the library)
2. Virtual (fully online, sign up through Beanstack)
Come to the library to sign up!
June Programs for Kids
June 16th, 2-3pm: Crafternoon
June 18th, 10:30am: Books & Benches (Storytime at Freedom Park)
June 21st, 11am: The Creature Teacher
June 25th-28th: Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (starting June 11th)
All storytimes at the library will be held outdoors this summer.
Join us for stories, songs and crafts!
*Note that June 18th Storytime will be at Freedom Park for our Books & Benches program.
**No Storytime on July 2nd, July 16th, & August 6th
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our early literacy program for children has been redesigned for 2021! We have new ways to sign up, new ways to log reading and new prizes!
This program is designed to encourage families to make reading aloud a habit. Reading aloud is the single most effective thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children get ready to read when they start school.
Who can participate? Children ranging from birth until they enter kindergarten. Children in the 4K program are eligible to participate.
*If you’re already signed up for 1,000 books, you can use the logging sheets you already have, or you can switch over to the new ones. To do so please email Leanne at email@example.com
You can also participate virtually through Beanstack.
How to register
- Fill out the online registration form (click the “register here” button).
- After form is filled out, you will receive a follow up email about picking up program matierials.
- When you arrive at the library, ask to sign up for 1,000 books.
Beanstack: (Fully virtual option)
- Go to our Beanstack page.
- Log in or create an account if you don’t have one.
- Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.
How to collect prizes
The more you read, the more prizes your child will earn.
-Registration: Free book (free book list)
-200 books: Item from mystery prize box
-500 books: Reading buddy (stuffed animal)
-700 books: Item from mystery prize box
-1,000 books: Free book (free book list), tote bag, and completion certificate
*To collect prizes, come in to the library with your completed logs.
*If you’d like to do a curbside pickup, please choose your free book before your pickup and let us know your choice. View the list of free books here.
Storytime To Go: E is for Early Literacy
The 5 most important things parents and caregivers can do to support their child’s early literacy learning.
Talk Talking with children helps them learn to express themselves with language.
Sing Singing, which often includes rhymes, helps children become aware of sounds in language. This will help them decode words when they learn to read.
Read Do you know the best way to help your children become successful readers? Read to and with them from birth!
Write Through writing, children realize that sounds are represented by letters and words and that text means something.
Play Children learn about the world through play. The knowledge they gain from playing helps children comprehend what they read.
The above information is from Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library, 2nd Edition; ALSC/PLA, 2011. Print. More information can be found at www.everychildreadytoread.org.
Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award
The American Library Association’s 2021 award winner, The Imagine Neighborhood, and honor recipient, Sesame Street Family Play: Caring for Each Other.
To find out about more digital media for children, visit ALSC’s Notable Children’s Digital Media List.
Developed as a shared play experience for caregivers and young children, the Sesame Street Family Play app provides over 130 screen-free activities that encourage kids to stay busy, move their bodies, and calm themselves.
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Curbside Pickup Hours
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prescott Public Library
800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021
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