Welcome to Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales. We have anawesome summer planned for you!
Tails andTales runs May 31st to August 13th, but you can startlogging reading as early as May 14th.
Your goal this summer: earn points and win prizes! There are sixprize levels, each with all sorts of cool rewards to choose from!
Stop by your local MCLS library every Monday (or whenever iseasiest for you) for take-and-make supply kits for the week!
How to earn points:
· 1 point for every minute you read
· 50 points for every book review (with a bonus 500points for every 10 book reviews!)
· 50 points for every Mission Activity (with a bonus 500points if you complete every activity!)
o Making Mondays: Weekly projects to build, create, decorate, and enjoy.Perfect for our elementary readers (but available to everyone!)
o STEM & Talewise Tuesdays: Weekly science projects to challenge your mind. Perfect for ourmiddle grade readers (but available to everyone!)
§ There is a new LIVE Zoom for you to join everyTuesday at 7 pm…come with us for adventures, learning, and fun!
o Storytime Wednesdaysand Games Thursdays: Weekly story times, literacy activities, and fun. Perfectfor our youngest readers (but available to everyone!)
§ We’ll feature a new book, craft, and learninggame each week!
o Book Club Wednesdays and GamingThursdays: Readers 13+ are invitedto join the MCLS Discord server, where we’ll challenge your competitive spiritand your mind!
o Escape Room Fridays: a newvirtual escape room every week!
You don’t want to miss Talewise adventures! We’re proud tobring you FOUR different Talewise shows this summer, LIVE on Zoom! Plus, join Ms.E for “Mammals of Arkansas” and Ms. Faulkenberry for a session of “Begin withthe End in Mind.” Check out our calendar to register. We’ll sendyou reminder emails with more information before each show.
We’re so excited you’re joining us on this Tails and Talesadventure! What are you waiting for? Start logging your reading and earningpoints now!
~ Your MCLS Family
This program is designed for kids age 5 to 12 to encourage life-long reading habits.
This program is designed for teens age 13 to 17 to encourage life-long reading habits.
This program is designed for adult and teen (ages 16+) readers to engage with one particular book together across the state of Arkansas. Activities will relate to U.S. history during the Great Depression, and author programs with Kim Michele Richardson will take place virtually.
One lucky participant will receive a $40 gift certificate to Las Brisas at the end of the summer!
The Mississippi County Library System invites you to participate in a free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with you child before he or she starts kindergarten.
The concept is simple; the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your child starts kindergarten. It’s not as hard as it sounds! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That’s 730 books in two years, and 1,095 in three years. Most children start kindergarten at around 5 years old, so you have more time than you think!
The Mississippi County Library System is here to make reading fun! Come by your local branch (Blytheville, Keiser, Leachville, Manila, Osceola, Wilson) for a free sticker chart. Track your child’s progress on our app, show off your kid’s reading on our Hall of Fame, and pick up rewards as your child hits milestones.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Read with your child. Studies show that reading just 20 minutes a day at an early age helps students have higher reading levels in elementary school. Reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding: reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.
Keep track of the book titles you read with your child. Use a sticker chart from the library, log titles on our app, or keep a reading log journal as a keepsake. Don’t forget to count books your child reads with teachers, siblings, and friends
Get rewarded! Bring your child to your local library for a reward at every milestone! Your child will love moving up on our Hall of Fame!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can participate in this program? Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten. Just sign-up at your local MCLS library!
How long will the program take? It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to complete the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The program is self-paced and depends on how often your child reads.
How many children can participate? Any child who has not yet entered kindergarten is eligible. Make it even more fun and read as a family!
· Register Online Here – Parents you can create an account first to easily monitor your children's activity.
· Track Your Reading – Log in here and track your reading to earn points.
· Keep Reading! – Earn a completion certificate once you've completed the program.
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