Summer Reading Club
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What is Summer Reading Club?
Summer Reading Club is an engaging learning program that encourages all ages to read over the summer for prizes and discover new things by attending library programs. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, young children to adults. There is a large body of research demonstrating that summer slide can cause students to lose 2-3 months of learning, even more for students in low income families without access to books. Now is the time to sign up for our Summer Reading Club and beat the summer slide!
Boredom Busters are back this summer! Stop by the library to pick up a free activity kit for kids to adults. New bags are always rolling out so there's never a reason to be bored this summer! Pick up your Boredom Buster at the front desk of the library or through curbside pickup anytime the library is open, starting June 5.
Historic Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt
Explore Historic Downtown Mansfield with clues to iconic spots. Complete the scavenger hunt to be entered into the Historic Downtown Mansfield swag bag drawing. Sign up for the Summer Reading Club through Beanstack to join the hunt from June 5 to July 30. The swag bag winner will be chosen and contacted after July 30. Happy hunting!
Check out all of the fun and educational virtual programs for the entire family this summer. All programs are free and provide all the supplies you may need. Registration is required for all programs. You can register at mansfieldtexas.gov/calendar
Here are just some of the many prizes you could win this summer. Sign up for the Summer Reading Club to see the full list of prizes.
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How many hours do I need to finish the challenge?
You must complete a minimum of 5 reading hours, 1 activity and 1 book review in order to complete the challenge. You can read more and finish additional activities in order to earn more tickets for prizes.
How long is the reading challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 5, 2021 to July 30, 2021. All reading and activities must be logged by July 30 to be counted towards grand prizes.
How do I win prizes?
Simply log reading hours, activities and book reviews to earn tickets. Tickets go towards your choice of grand prize drawings with winners chosen at the end of the summer. There are also weekly Mystery Book Bags that you can enter. Children in Kindergarten to eighth grade can earn a goodie bag for every five hours of reading. Goodie bags can be picked up at the front desk of the mansfield Public Library. Basically, the more you participate, the better your chances at winning!
I don’t live in Mansfield, can I still participate?
Mansfield non-residents can still participate in the Summer Reading Club, however, if you win a prize, you must pick up that prize at the library, 104 S. Wisteria St. Mansfield, TX 76063.
How do I pick up my prize?
Winners must be present to pick up prizes at the Mansfield Public Library at 104 S. Wisteria St. Mansfield, TX, 76063. Winners will be contacted after July 30 to make arrangements for pickup. If the winner does not respond to multiple contact attempts or does not pick up their prize one week after contact, a new winner will be chosen.
Do I need to have a library card?
A library card is not required to participate in the summer reading club. However, winners must be present to pick up prizes at the Mansfield Public Library at 104 S. Wisteria St. Mansfield, TX, 76063.
Is there a charge to do this?
There is no charge to participate in the summer reading club. Read as much as you like and log your hours that you are reading in Beanstack.
What are badges in Beanstack?
A badge visually represents what the reader has completed from logging in, finishing activities, completing reviews and much more. Start collecting all types of badges today!
What kind of reading counts towards my Summer Reading Club challenge?
The answer is simply, any! We encourage you to read all kinds of materials and formats from online sources, books, comic books or even listening to an audio book. Even preschoolers can participate by having a caregiver read to them.
What age groups can participate?
All age levels can participate in the Summer Reading Club. From young children with caregivers all the way to adults may start reading and logging hours to earn great prizes!