Summer Reading

Let’s rock & roll and read all summer!

This summer, the Library offers TWO great ways to keep your mind and body active.

Read-to-Me, Youth and Teen Participants:


  1. Read all summer long

    to earn books at our Summer’s End Book Fair.

  2. Complete Summer Challenges

    to earn badges and points on the Leaderboard and raffle tickets to win great rewards.


Earn up to four books from the Summer’s End Book Fair based on the number of hours you read.
  • 12 hours read-1st Book
  • 24 hours read-2nd Book
  • 50 hours read-3rd Book
  • 100 hours read-4th Book

The Summer’s End Book Fair will be located in the Youth Activity Center and near the Adult Information Desk at the Main Library and at the Westacres Branch from Wednesday, August 22 to Friday, August 31, 2018 during regular Library hours.

Adult Participants:


  1. Read all summer long

    to earn a $5 gift certificate from the Friendshop.

  2. Complete Summer Challenges

    to earn badges and points on the Leaderboard and raffle tickets to win great rewards.


Read 12 hours and receive a complimentary $5 gift certificate to the Friendshop, the Friends of the Library bookstore and gift shop. You can also participate in the Summer Challenge and complete activities to earn points that could win you rewards on our Leaderboard or in our raffle.


To record your reading hours, log in to your account online and click “Add Time.”

How to Join

Summer Reading runs from June 16 to August 31, 2018. Join anytime throughout the summer.


Register

To get started, create an account beginning May 7. You will then be ready to start reading and completing challenges when Summer Reading kicks off on June 16. Please note that each individual may only register one time.


Registration is open to:

  • Residents of West Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake or Sylvan Lake who have a West Bloomfield Township Public Library card in good standing.
  • Non-residents of West Bloomfield Township:
    • Non-resident students and their families enrolled in the West Bloomfield School District
    • Students and their families of Keith or Pleasant Lake Elementary School or Walnut Creek Middle School of the Walled Lake School District with a library card in good standing from their home library
    • Students and their families of Lone Pine Elementary or West Hills Middle School of the Bloomfield Hills School District with a library card in good standing from their home library

Pre-readers can join in Summer Reading, too!

Read to Me Program

Parents: Register for the Read to Me program and help your baby, toddler or preschooler develop essential pre-reading skills.

The Summer Challenge

Take up the Summer Challenge and extend your summer reading fun with interactive learning challenges.

Choose from dozens of exciting learning experiences throughout the summer and earn a special online badge for each challenge you complete. Find many challenges within ten categories to keep you learning and having fun all summer long.


To find Summer Challenges, log in to your account and go to “Summer Challenge.”

  • Pick the challenge(s) that interest you, read the instructions, complete the challenge, get your code and enter it under “Redeem Code.”
  • Your badges will appear in your virtual Summer Challenge backpack and the points will be added to your total.

Working Together

This year the entire family can participate together in the Family and the Fairy Tale badge categories. Challenges in these categories are shared across each age group.


You can start completing badges on June 16, but you will need to read 12 hours before your Summer Challenge points become active.


Read to Me Challenge

Add fun family learning experiences to your summer activities and help your child develop early literacy and other important skills. The Read to Me Challenge booklet has simple activities for you to do with your child to help grow their early literacy skills. Share in talking, singing, reading, writing, counting and playing activities each day and mark off the challenges as you complete them. The Read to Me Challenge booklet can be found online or pick up a copy at Library Information Desks.


Hidden Badges

Hidden badges are placed throughout the Main Library, Westacres Branch, on print materials and on Library websites. Have fun together and see what badges you find in the Library during your search. Visit your summer reading backpack to review your progress.


NEW! Photo Puzzles

Log on to the Challenge page of the Summer Reading website to solve photo puzzle challenges. The 360° photo puzzle badge will show you a location in the Library; see if you can solve the puzzle to find the code hidden in the photo.

Rewards

Two ways to earn a reward!

Participants will compete against others based on groups: Grades K-1, Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5.


1

The Leaderboard

Earn points by reading and completing Summer Challenges and watch your score rise on the Leaderboard. The top three participants in each Leaderboard group will be eligible for a reward.


Leaderboard Rewards

Grades K-1
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • Lego Classic Large Creative Box
Grades 2-3
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Ozobot Bit
  • First Kids Amusement Park Engineer kit
Grades 4-5
  • 3Doodler
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Bluetooth Headphones
Grades 6-8
  • 9.7 inch iPad
  • Beats UrBeats3 Earphones
  • Tech Will Save Us Synth Kit
Grades 9-12
  • 9.7 inch iPad
  • Beats UrBeats3 Earphones
  • Tech Will Save Us Synth Kit
Adults
  • iPad Mini
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
2

The Raffle

Receive one virtual raffle ticket for every 100 points completed in the Summer Challenge. The more challenges you complete, the more points and raffle tickets you earn.


Raffle Rewards

Birth - 12 months
  • Shapes Discovery Boxes
  • Wood Stacking Block Set
  • Musical Learning Table
13 months - 35 months
  • Ball Pit Tent & Balls
  • Float and Find Alphabet Bubbles
  • Ready for Preschool Backpack
3 years - 5 years
  • Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set
  • Children's Play Tent
  • Magna-Tiles 32 piece set
Grades K-1
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • Lego Classic Large Creative Box
Grades 2-3
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Ozobot Bit
  • First Kids Amusement Park Engineer kit
Grades 4-5
  • 3Doodler
  • Singing Machine Karaoke
  • Bluetooth Headphones
Grades 6-8
  • 9.7 inch iPad
  • Beats UrBeats3 Earphones
  • Tech Will Save Us Synth Kit
Grades 9-12
  • 9.7 inch iPad
  • Beats UrBeats3 Earphones
  • Tech Will Save Us Synth Kit
Adults
  • iPad Mini
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick

Winners will be notified by September 7, 2018. Limit of one reward per person. In the event of a leaderboard tie, the winner will be determined by a random drawing. All rewards must be picked up by October 1, 2018.


*The Summer Reading Rewards are being donated by the Friends of the Library.
Brag Tags!

This summer you can have even more to brag about.


Earn up to 12 Brag Tags

  1. Register for Summer Reading
  2. Read 12 hours
  3. Read 24 hours
  4. Read 36 hours
  5. Read 50 hours
  6. Read 75 hours
  7. Read 100 hours
  8. Complete 2 challenge categories
  9. Complete 5 challenge categories
  10. Complete the Family category
  11. Submit a challenge project to the Project Fair
  12. Complete all 10 categories!

Pick up your tags at the Adult, Youth or Westacres Information Desks all summer long.