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2018 JWC
Wall of Records

Support the Emmet O'Neal Library Children's Department by purchasing a record. Records will be displayed on the wall in the Children's Department from May 1, 2018 through August 6, 2018.



Summer Reading Programs

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

Side A: 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 token for Juke Box Plinko.


Play the Plinko game to win song cards. 6 different 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.

What to Read:

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

Get the App:

Log your reading online. Ask any librarian for details.


Library staff at Brookwood Forest Elementary School every Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Check out MB Summer Reading List books. Have your reading log checked. Play Plinko. Choose your book reward.


Watch the music video at the entrance to the Children's Department. Solve the clue and find the concert ticket. Bring your ticket to the Children's Desk for a prize - it's different each week!

2018 JWC
Book Buddies

As part of your generous donation to the JWC of 100, a book will be selected and added to the Children's collection at the Emmet O'Neal Library. A bookplate will be inscribed and a letter will be sent to the honoree. As a thank you gift, we are offering a small tote bag.



Side B: Xtreme Reads Guidelines

Xtreme Reads is an additional reading challenge option for motivated readers ientering grades 3 through 6; May 20 through July 31

Step 1:

Register online for XTREME READS.

Step 2:

Complete any challenge by reading and posting the title and required response (select the "add/view post" button to post the book and fill out the required information) on your online Xtreme Summer Reading Account.
***Challenges may be completed in any order, but you must complete all 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 2nd to celebrate our readers and the announcement of the grand prize winners! ***Books must be 100+ pages.***
***You must read a different book for each challenge***

Download the challenge sheet in pdf format.

Challenge Details:

Challenges Read Post on your Online Account

1. Summer

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

2. Movies

Read a book with a movie tie-in. Which was better, the book or the movie?

3. Hot Off the Press

Read a book that has been recommended at the Hot Off the Press Book Club.
Click here for a list of titles.
Did you like it? Why or why not?

4. Color

Read a book with your favorite color on the cover. Write a review.

5. Traveling

Read a book set in a different country. Post what country and two about the country.

6. Surprises

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

7. Libraries Rock

Read a book about or inspired by music (fiction or nonfiction). Five words that describe the book.

8. Birthdays

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

9. Friendship

Read a book suggested by a good friend. Post who recommended the book and if you like it.

10. Homework

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

11. Solve the Crime

Read a mystery book. Did you figure out the mystery before the end?

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. The Present

Read a book published in 2018. Five words that describe the book.

14. Anniversary

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Read a spooky book. Write a review.

15. Holiday

July 7th is Tell the Truth Day. 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. Keep Going

Read the 2nd book in a series you've already started. Was the second book as good as the first one? Or was it even better?


19. Book Talk

Submit a video commercial for a book of your choice (not a book you used for a previous challenge). You can use a camera phone or a real camera/video recorder to make your commercial. To submit, log into your summer reading account and post the book title, then post "video submitted by e-mail' as your review. Send the video to the library email address Include your name and the book title in the email.

20. Music Video

Read any book. Pick the book's theme song (a song that embodies the spirit of the book) and then make a music video for the song. Get creative! Feel free to wear costumes, use props, recruit backup dancers! Then send your music video to the library email address Include your name and the book title in the email.

After Hours Party:

Readers who complete 15 different challenges qualify to attend an after hours library event.