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Imagine Your (Virtual) Story this Summer!

2020 Reading Challenge for All Ages: June 1 to July 31

Participate and track online. Easily track your reading on a PC or with the free mobile app.
  • Downloadable logging forms on this page, along with fun activities - just scroll down.
 

Register and participate anytime throughout program

Check our website and Facebook page for virtual summer programming opportunites.
Registration required for programs so we can contact participants.

Reading challenges and rewards for all ages. What you read is up to you. Just READ!

Goals: Dog and Cat imagining themselves into a story

  • Kids, birth to 6th grade: 6 hours or 24 books
  • Teens, ages 12 to 18: Up to 1,000 minutes
  • Adults - Read 7 books to finish
 
Our community-wide reading goal is 112,000 minutes and 6,000 books. Your participation will help us reach  the sky!
 

How it Works:

Kids, birth to 6th grade: Track your reading by time or by books, it's your choice. Pick just one.
  • Prizes every 8 books or 2 hours.Read 6 hours or 24 books to finish the program.

  • Quest for these rewards:
    • 8 books/120 minutes: Prize 1
    • 16 bks/240 minutes: Book
    • 24 bks/360 minutes: Prize 3
    • Prize pickup starts July 1. Library staff will contact Beanstack entrants.
    • If you are using the print form, please call the Children's Department at 309-732-7360 about prize pick-up arrangements.
Teen Challenge, Ages 12 to 18: Track by minutes
  • Prize options every 250 minutes
    • 250 minutes: Book
    • 500 minutes: $5 Whitey's Gift Card
    • 750 minutes: Pop! Funko Figure, or choose another book. Your choice!
    • 1,000 minutes: Earn an entry drawing for our Mystery Box drawing.
    • Read 1,000 minutes more for a 2nd Mystery Box drawing!
    • Prize pickup starts July 1. Library staff will contact Beanstack entrants.
    • If you are using the print form, please contact our Teen Department at 309-732-7315 about prize pick-up arrangements.
Adult Challenge, 18 and up: Track by books
  • Earn your way into a prize drawing for every book you finish, up to 7 books
  • Weekly drawings for $25 gift cards from community businesses held June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27.
  • Entries received after each week's drawing will be applied to the next drawing
  • Entering 7 books earns you a chance at the Grand Prize drawing - a $100 gift card. One winner!
  • Logging on Beanstack will automatically enter you in eligible drawings.
  • If you are using the print from, please email Reference with your name, contact info, and the title. Or call 309-732-7341 with the same information.
  • Winners of drawings will be contacted.
 

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Log your progress online with Beanstack!

Download the free Beanstack Reading Tracker app to easily keep track of your reading. Online entrants earn digital badges, along with all the prizes above. Beanstack will notify you when you're eligible for a prize.

Need some tips on using Beanstack? Download this handy tip sheet. (Really, using Beanstack is easy!)



Downloadable Reading Logs


With our current situation, entering and tracking online is easiest. If you prefer, print versions of our challenges are available here.
All forms will print in either color or black and white.

If you do not have a printer at home, and need us to print it for you at no charge, we can include one at Curbside. Or, call Marketing at 309-732-7303.
 

Summer Activities


Stuck in Your Castle Bingo Game - A fun activity sheet to download and do at home.

Imagine a Family Interactive Movie Nights: We've developed scripts to make your own interactive movie night at home!  

Reading Ideas

Imagine Your Story Reads for Adults - Great Summer Reads to try.  Magical, Mystical, Mythical, or just plain good!
Adult Reading Blog - Suggestions from our Adult Services staff on Tumbler
Teen Reading Blog - Reviews and Suggestions from our Young Adult Librarian on Tumbler

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Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Limited building hours start July 6: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access

 
 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Limited building hours start July 6: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access,