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Summer Reading Programs

Classic Summer Reading Program for all ages (birth through entering grade 6), plus Xtreme Reads for motivated readers grades 3-6.

Classic Program Guidelines

Click here to register and track 
your pages online with Beanstack.

Avoid the Slide:

Read at least 6 books to avoid a summer slide in reading ability and to earn a summer reading certificate.

100 Pages:

Every 100 pages you read or listen to this summer earns a spin on the Cosmic Reading Wheel.

Cosmic Reading Wheel:

Spin the wheel to win planet cards. 6 different planet cards equals 1 free book.

Free Books:

To ensure a great selection for everyone only 1 book will be given per reader per week. Visit the book room regularly throughout the summer. *You may not accumulate missed weeks' books.*

What to Read:

Anything you want - books, magazines, comics, etc. Record your reading and share your totals with the library.

SATELLITE

Library staff at Brookwood Forest Elementary School every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Check out MB Summer Reading List books. Have your reading log checked. Spin the Cosmic Reading Wheel. Choose your book reward.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Locate the lost literary astronaut in the Children's Dept. Bring your ticket to the Children's Desk for a prize - it's different each week!

2019 JWC
Moon Walk


Support the Emmet O'Neal Library Children's Department by purchasing a footprint. Footprints will be displayed on the moon in the Children's Department from May 1, 2019 through August 6, 2018.

 

PURCHASE a footprint

Xtreme Reads Guidelines

Xtreme Reads is an additional reading challenge option for motivated readers
entering grades 3 through 6; May 19 through July 30.

Step 1:
Register online at Beanstack for access to the Xtreme Summer Reading Program.
Select the "Programs" tab. 
Find the "2019 Xtreme Summer Reading" and click on "Register for this Program." 

Step 2:
Complete challenges by reading and then selecting the Activity Badge you wish to complete. On the Activity Badge page enter your book's information (title, author, and number of pages) and the required response. When your challenge is completed the Activity Badge icon should change from gray to full color and appear under the "Earned Badges" tab.

***Books must be 100+ pages.*** 

***You must read a different book for each challenge***

***Challenges may be completed in any order, but you must complete all 20 original challenges before repeating any.***

Step 3:
Each time you complete a challenge, you will be entered into two drawings: a weekly prize drawing AND the end-of-summer drawing to win one of our grand prizes (one iPad mini and other prizes).

Step 4:
Attend the Xtreme Reads Finale Pizza Party on August 1st to celebrate our readers and the announcement of the grand prize winners!

Download the challenge sheet in pdf format.

Challenge Details:


Challenges Read Post on your Activity Badge

1. Summer

In honor of summer reading, read a book whose title starts with one of the letters in the word SPACE. Write five words that describe the book.

2. Movies

Read a book with a movie tie-in. Click here for a list of suggested titles. Which was better, the book or the movie?

3. Winning

Read a Newbery Award winner or honor book.
Click here for a list of suggested titles.
Does this book deserve to be an award winner?
Why or why not?

4. The Unexpected

Read a book you've never heard of before, just based on its cover. Did the cover match the book? Why or why not?

5. Traveling

Read a book set in a different country. Post which country the book is set in and two facts about that country.

6. Surprises

A different genre will be posted each week on the Xtreme homepage. Read a book in one of these genres. Post what genre you read. Did you like those kinds of books?

7. Anniversary

June 6, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Read a book about World War II (Fiction or Nonfiction). Click here for a list of suggested titles. Write a review.

8. Birthdays

Read a book published the year you were born. Write the year and a review.

9. Holiday

June 8th is Best Friends Day. Read a book recommended by a good friend. Post who recommended the book and if you liked it.

10. Homework

Read a book from your school's summer reading list. Write a review.

11. Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made "one giant leap for mankind." 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Read a Science Fiction book. Click here for a list of suggested titles. What's something that's science fiction in 2019, that you think could be real in the future?

12. Alliteration

Read a book by someone whose last name begins with the same letter as your last name. (Ex: John Smith would read a book by an author whose last name starts with S.) Your first and last initials and the author's first and last name.

13. Gender

Read a book where the main character's gender is different from your own. Write a review.

14. The Present

Read a book published in 2019.  Five words that describe the book.

15. Let's Get Real

Read a nonfiction book. Write three things you learned from the book.

16. Librarians

Read a book suggested by an Emmet O'Neal Librarian. Did you enjoy the suggestion?

17. Graphic Novel

Read a graphic novel. (You may read more than one book to total at least 100 pages.) Write five words that describe the book.

18. Change It Up

Listen to an audiobook or read an ebook. Write a review.


BONUS VIDEO CHALLENGES
BONUSES ARE WORTH TWO ENTRIES

You can use a camera phone or a real camera/video recorder to make your videos. Send your video to the email address EOLxtremereads@gmail.comInclude your name, the challenge number, and the book's title, author, and number of pages in the email. Once your video has been received you'll be sent a code word to enter on your Xtreme Reads page to receive credit.

19. Book Talk
Submit a video commercial for a book of your choice (not a book you used for a previous challenge). Tell us a little about the book, why you liked it, and why we should read it, but don't give too much away. Feel free to get creative!

20. Golden Record
The Golden Record is a disc that was included aboard the Voyager spacecraft which was launched into space in 1977. The record contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial lifeforms who may find it. If you could pick only one book to be sent into space for aliens to find one day, what would it be? Reread one of your all time favorite books (at least 100 pages long) and then create a video explaining why this is the book that should represent the human race and why an alien would want to read it.

After Hours Party:
Readers who complete 15 different challenges qualify to attend an after hours library event.