Early Learning Summer Reading Program 2021

May 30 - August 1

The Summer Reading Program is completely online this year. You can participate in virtual events, track your reading and complete fun activities right at home. There are also lots of awesome prizes you can win!

Enjoy a whole summer of fun by getting started today!

  1. SIGN UP

    • For your library card. You’ll need a library card to register for virtual events and to be eligible to win prizes.
    • For a Beanstack account. You can log reading minutes, earn activity badges, and get entered into the grand prize giveaway online with Beanstack!
    • For virtual events. Enjoy live storytimes, fingerplays, music and other fun surprises!
  2. READ, LOG, REPEAT

    • Complete the 600-Minute Reading Challenge!
    • We challenge you to read at least 20 minutes every day this summer.
    • Once you log 300 minutes (5 hours), you can pick up a goodie bag, after July 1!
    • If you log 600 minutes (10 hours), you’ll be entered into the grand prize giveaway!
    • Track the minutes you read in Beanstack and earn badges for all your activities! You’ll be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing through your Beanstack account once you complete the reading challenge.
    • You can also participate with our printable reading tracker.
  3. FIND GREAT BOOKS

    • Early Learning Summer Reading Booklist
    • Do you need inspiration on what to read this summer? Check out our top recommendations on our summer booklist. It’s got lots of great titles for young learners.
  4. CELEBRATE WITH US

    • End of Summer Celebration
    • Log on and tune in to our virtual party, streaming live on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
    • Join us for this special event and watch the grand prize giveaway winner announcements!
    • You can watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Early Learners' Grand Prize Giveaway 2021

There are incredible prizes you can win this summer like DUPLO building kits, tricycles, book sets, zoo tickets and more! Read all about the Grand Prize Giveaway, sponsored by Window World of Central Florida.

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Tuesday
June
1
10:00​am
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Category: Storytime
Dive into stories, songs, and interactive activities inspired by our ocean friends. Recommended for ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.
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Tuesday
June
1
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Youth Services 1)
Learn about pets through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop the necessary skills to become readers and succeed in kindergarten. Recommended for ages 4-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
June
1
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Youth Services 2)
Event Category: Storytime
Get comfy and cozy! Wear your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for an evening of stories, rhymes, and songs. Recommended for families with children ages 4-8.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
June
2
11:00​am
(Virtual Branch Shared Room)
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Is it an alligator or a crocodile? A butterfly or a moth? Let’s explore how two similar animals are alike and learn to tell them apart. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
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Registration Required
Thursday
June
3
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Storytime
Celebrate your favorite movie, TV, and book characters with us every week! Enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts inspired by these familiar friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Early Learning Summer Reading Booklist