This summer is shaping up to be a very different one from what we imagined when we first started making plans for our Summer Reading Challenge with the 2020 Imagine Your Story theme. While the concerts, performances, lock-ins and big community gatherings will not be a part of the Summer Reading experience this year, we have been busy coming up with fun ways for to participate online.
Are you up for the challenge? We are inviting you and your family to explore the stories that inspire and encourage us – and earn prizes while you’re at it! You can sign up online (bethlehempubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020) and get started checking off your reading milestones right away.
Here’s how it works:
For pre-K, kids and teens: For every four activities you complete, you can select a book of your choice. When you have completed four activities, fill out the online prize form to indicate your selection.
For adults: For every activity you complete, you’ll earn 100 points. Redeem 400 earned points for a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of five prize bags! The raffle will take place and winners notified when the summer reading program concludes in September.
library.org/summer-reading-2020 for more information about Summer Reading.
We are kicking off our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge with a virtual performance by the Traveling Lantern Theater Company available through June 28. The show, “Legends and Myths from Mount Olympus,” highlights this year’s Summer Reading theme: Imagine Your Story.
From their protected perch on Mount Olympus, the gods of ancient Greece spin their magic and subterfuge into fantastic landscapes while they conjure cunning exploits for the humans they choose to meddle with far below. Children learn to heed warnings by watching Icarus fly too close to the sun, to value eternal love as Ceyx and Alcyone pledge to stay together for all time, and to be brave and courageous as they watch Perseus battle Medusa and ultimately turn her into stone.
Email [email protected] for a link and the password to access the show.
Our Books to People free delivery service has resumed. To request the Books to People delivery service, call the library at (518) 439-9314.
— Kristen Roberts