- Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Club
What is Summer Reading Club?
No one wants to experience a "summer slide" in their reading skills.
With Summer Reading Club, you can have fun and encourage kids to learn and grow while on break.
For six weeks in June and July, we incorporate daily educational and entertaining activities for kids that keep them engaged with learning, and offer prize opportunities for completion of weekly reading goals and activities!
This year we're celebrating summer "ALL TOGETHER NOW!"
Share reading. Share kindness.
Reading can instill principles of kindness, friendship, unity, and diversity in everyone, especially kids as they learn and grow!
REGISTER FOR SUMMER READING CLUB
• Kids ages 0 -17 are eligible to sign up for SRC.
• Registration can be done online, or in-person at the youth services desk.
• You do not have to have a library card to participate in SRC, but it is encouraged to get one so you can check out books to complete the weekly reading goals! Learn how to get a library card under the "My Account" tab in the upper menu.
Registration and logging reading time can be done online by signing up with Beanstack.
When using Beanstack, caregivers can keep a log of all their children's reading goals and activities in one place.
Upon completion of reading time or activities, kids earn badges they can use to redeem for prizes at the Youth Services desk.
If you have used Beanstack already for previous Summer Reading Clubs, then you'll need to remember what email you used, and what password was set up.
If you don't recall your password and need to reset it, please visit the Youth Services Desk during business hours to reset it.
REGISTER ONLINE USING BEANSTACK
REGISTERING IN PERSON
If you need assistance in getting signed up for Summer Reading Club, visit the Youth Services desk and staff will be happy to help!
You can also pick up a paper log to keep up with your children's goals.
Please keep up with your paper log!
You'll need to bring it with you each time you want to redeem prizes, and replacement logs will not be given out.
Schedule of Events
We plan out daily events to attend throughout Summer Reading Club!
Please make note that some events are held at off-campus locations in Longview.
• Music & Movement
10:30 AM | Library
Start your summer weeks with plenty of action in a fun-filled session of Music and Movement!
We explore all sorts of different activities each week, including singing, dancing, yoga, sensory tubs, and much more.
These activities are intended to engage children in learning and physical growth! Perfect for keeping kids busy and engaged in summer! Recommended for ages 0-5.
• Summertime Story Time
10:30 AM | Library
Each Tuesday, join us for a super-sized Summertime Story Time!
We like to include singing, dancing, and activity time (finger plays, games, etc.) in our story times in order to get kids engaged and encourage learning. We then read popular children's books related to our Summer Reading Club theme, and have a raffle to pass out copies of those books for families to potentially take home! A craft kit related to the story will be available for you to take home and work on. Recommended for ages 0-5.
• Performer Days!
10:30 AM | *Longview Convention Complex - Exhibit Center Building (by fairgrounds)
On Wednesdays we invite a different local performer to put on a special show or we hold a special summer activity!
Here's a look at the lineup:
- June 7: The Dallas Puppet Theater
- June 14: Percussionist, Lady Chops!
- June 21: Brett Roberts Magic and Comedy Show
- June 28: The Creature Teacher
- July 5: Splash Pad Party at the Lear Park, Jack Mann Splash Pad (**100 HG Mosely Pkwy, Longview, TX 75604). Please note that the Splash Pad Party will also run from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- July 12: Juicebox Jukebox, children's musician
• Crafty Kids
All day | Library
We will have our signature craft kits available for pickup all day during business hours at the children's desk. Free, while supplies last!
You're welcome to take them home and work on them at your convenience, or you can sit down at the library to complete them.
• Family Movie Days
Shows at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM | Library
Join us for family movie time at the library! We'll show a different film every other Thursdays during SRC, with two showtimes to catch (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM). A limited amount of free popcorn and drinks will be served.
- June 7: DC League of Super-Pets (PG)
- June 22: Puss In Boots, The Last Wish (PG)
- July 6: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)
• Family Bingo
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Library
Every other Thursday during SRC, spend some quality family time together with a few rounds of BINGO.
We'll have prizes to pass out for the lucky card holders! Free to attend. Meet up on June 15, June 29, and July 13.
• GAME DAY!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Library
Fridays are all about GAME time!
There will be a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament for ages 8 - 17. Tournament is round-robin style. Play your match, and then feel free to sign up for another one. Winner gets to keep the crown and keep playing! Grab your friends and see who will reign king of the arena!
We will also have our massive collection of board games, card games, and puzzles set out in the youth reference tables for families of all ages to spend time playing together.
• LEGO at the Library Challenge!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Library
Take our LEGO Challenge and put those imaginations to the test! A new build theme will be issued each week. Kids are then welcome to use our HUGE supply of LEGO to build whatever they can think up! Afterwards, creations are put in the youth services display cases, and a winner from three different age groups (Ages 1 - 5, Ages 6 - 8, Ages 9 - 12) will be selected to win a prize: A FREE LEGO SET!
DUPLO blocks are also available for the littles to build with!
DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY OF THE SRC CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Tutorials and Helpful Resources
** For all adults & children that want to participate offline, please see a staff member to register at the desk.
We also encourage you to download and use the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile smart devices!