Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Summer Library Program for all ages will begin June 1 and run through August 24. This year, the Library is asking kids and teens to read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days. Those who do will earn a free book and the chance to win prizes. Adults can earn a commemorative enamel pin by setting a good example and reading for 20 minutes a day as well. In recognition of Missouri’s bicentennial in August, the theme of this year’s program is “Show Me!”
Participants don’t have to just read traditional books; every time a reader engages with text, or practices early literacy skills, this can count toward their daily reading. All reading can be tracked online through a free tracking app called Beanstack or on paper logs that can be picked up at any MCPL branch..
More information about the program, including how to sign up and log reading, can be found at mymcpl.org/ShowMe.