NCPL Offers Summer Exploration Club

Summer adventures are all new at Newton County Public Library this year! We are making this summer more fun with virtual engagements, activities children can do at home, and great prizes just for reading, as we ask readers to “Imagine Your Story!”


Newton County Public Library has redesigned our summer reading experience into a summer exploration event – we are offering four weeks of virtual entertainment, engagement, and exploration for readers entering Grades K through 6, beginning on Monday July 6th.


We’ve made lots of changes in 2020, and will continue some popular parts of our summer exploration club:


*Like last year, we will offer snacks as reading incentives to all of our readers

*Again, we will hold weekly drawings for theme-based prizes for children and teens who attend our programs

*Our weekly programs and drawings for readers will be virtual, available on our website and our Facebook page

*Our closing celebration will be virtual, and includes an engaging program and great final prizes


Children may register in person at each Library, or via our new electronic resource, BeanStack.  BeanStack is an electronic registration, participation, and tracking tool that patrons can download to their devices to make reading engagement easier.

This application allows our users to keep reading lists, record reading time, enter reviews and earn prizes virtually, and all in one easy to use format.


During the course of this summer exploration event we will have materials and prizes available for pick up at Lake Village, Morocco and Roselawn Libraries, and these items may be delivered curbside, as well.  Our goal is to provide an engaging, safe summer event for children in our community.


Children in grades K through 3, our Summer Adventurers, will each earn prizes for every hour of reading time, up to 4 hours to complete their summer reading goals.  Every hour of reading equals one entry into our final drawing for a new scooter (1 for a boy and 1 for a girl) given away at each Library!


Youth in grades 4 through 6, Summer Explorers, will earn prizes for every 2 hours of reading time, reading up to 8 hours to complete their summer reading goals.  These youth will have virtual prize drawings each week, as well!  Every two hours of reading allows children to enter into our final drawing for a new scooter (1 for a boy and 1 for a girl) given away at each Library, as well!

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