Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

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Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

The Weatherford Public Library offers a
Summer Reading Challenge for children aged from birth to 11. For ten weeks during the summer, kids can find fun activities that are both educational and entertaining. They can also register in our Reading Rewards Program, which provides incentives to keep them reading.

The Summer Reading Challenge is made possible by the Friends of  Weatherford Public Library and our many partners. Thanks to their generosity, all summer activities at Weatherford Public Library are free.

Summer Reading Challenge Reading Rewards Program


Do you have a child aged from birth to 11 or a teen aged from 12 to 18 (and still in school)?
Are you a kid or a teen yourself?
Did you join our Summer Reading Challenge through Beanstack and can't wait to earn prizes?
You’re in the right place!

The Reading Rewards Program works in exactly the same way for all youth aged from birth to 18 years. It’s all about counting the minutes you spend reading. It doesn’t matter what you like to read – books, magazines, comics and audiobooks all count towards your goals. Also, reading aloud counts, so if you are a parent reading to a baby, toddler or preschooler, they can earn prizes. If you are kid or teen who likes to read aloud with younger siblings and family members, it counts for both of you.

You can track your reading using Beanstack and as you reach your goals, you will be prompted to return to the library to pick up your prizes. If you don’t have access to a computer or device that connects to the Internet or you prefer to track your reading on paper, you can use this Reading Log and we will help you enter the information into our Beanstack website when you visit the library.

Prizes are earned once you have read 5 hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours. You’ll have plenty of time to work on reaching all these goals – the Reading Rewards Program lasts from June 1st until August the 8th.

If you keep reading, you might become a one of our Mega Readers. If you read 25 hours or more, you will earn a ticket to our Mega Reader Drawing for every 5 hours of reading done starting at 25 hours. If you can keep reading, you can keep earning tickets. You do need to get them all in by August the 8th, however, as the Mega Reader Drawings will be held on August 10th.

There are two separate Mega Reader Drawings – one for kids and another for teens – and each drawing will have three winners. The prize packets will be the same for each drawing, but different depending on the group, so that kids and teens can have prizes tailored to their interests. All the prize packets will have a Kindle Fire, however, so that you can keep reading in style!

With our new, online Reading Rewards Program, we can also have a little fun! We’ve set up activities in Beanstack that challenge you to do something different and earn digital badges. These activities won’t affect your progress towards reaching Reading Rewards Program levels and you don’t have to try them if you would rather just read. We hope you will try at least one – there are so many ways to discover the world, within and beyond books, and we want you to try them all out!

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For more information please visit or call the library. 

Weatherford Public Library 
1014 Charles St. 
Weatherford, TX 76086 
Phone: 817-598-4150