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​​​Summer Library Program

SLP Program 

Summer is a great time to learn about or explore new interests! To encourage our patrons to keep learning over the summer, LBPD joins with other MD Libraries to promote the Collaborative Summer Library Program. The library has provided a curated list of books, activities, and links to match the theme, Tails & Tales.​  Of course, patrons are encouraged to read anything they like - and to track their progress for their chance at great prizes and digital badges. 

Theme:

The 2021 Summer Learning Program theme is Tails & Tales. This year, dive into your imagination while you explore various genres like:

      • Modern Folktales/Literary Folktales
      • Ocean Life and Animals
      • Ocean Adventures
      • Animal Adventures
      • Animal Life 
      • Literary​ Stories
      • And more...

​Let your imagination be your guide! ​​

PS - Don't be hemmed in! Read what you like! 


​Track your reading and activities for Prizes/Badges:

​The library uses BeanStack​​ to help patrons track their summer reading and activities. The goal for this year for all summer reading participants to reach a combined 100,000 minutes read. ​Each patron will have a chance to reach individual milestones, which will allow them a chance to earn prizes and digital badges. 

To Log into Beanstack, click:

https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org/reader365


Youth Program:

This year, our theme is all about animals and the stories around them. All ages are welcome to participate as there is a challenge for everyone. We challenge our patrons to read books, attend library programs, and complete activities throughout the summer. Keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site or download a game board(newborn to 3 challenge only). 

Read about youth challenges below.

​Tails & Tales Summer Learning 2021 (Newborn to 3)

​​Encourage your child’s early literacy skills by completing any of the Read, Talk, Sing, Write or Play activities. Earn a rubber ducky when you complete 10 activities. Additionally, keep reading to earn a board book, another rubber ducky, and entry into the grand prize raffle drawing!

      • 1 point will be earned for each activity your child completes.
      • 10 points: rubber ducky
      • 20 points: rubber ducky, a board book, and an entry into the raffle
      • drawing.

Tails & Tales Summer Learning 2021 (Kids - Teens)

MD LBPD is giving our young readers options on how to earn 30 points toward completion. When you are finished, collect your completion prize. Additionally, keep reading to earn an entry into the grand prize drawing! The number of completion points can be earned according to your age group. Grand Prizes will consist of gift cards, toys, or tickets to special events. Points can be earned in a number of ways.

      • 1 point: 1 book or 15 minutes read
      • 1 point: Summer Passport activity
      • Additionally, look out for other challenges throughout the summer to gain more points.

Summer Reading Kickoff (Virtual Programs)

​Two exciting virtual programs from the National Aquarium are kicking off our summer fun. There are limited seats, so register early. Register: Summer Reading Kickoff: https://bit.ly/3yCZdKO​


Adult Program:

We are launching our annual summer library program and we'd love for your to participate! To register click: https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org/. All programs, events, and challenges will be held through Beanstack. 


This year's theme is Tails & Tales!


This year to complete the program, you must:

  • Read at least 20 books (there are more prizes if you exceed 20)

  • Participate in the weekly quiz/trivia challenge

  • Attend at least 1 library event for Adults

  • Review at least three books

  • Attend at least one live (virtual event)

There are other activities like Bingo, Jeopardy, and MadLibs! And I'm hoping to add more! 


Prizes include:

  • $10 Amazon Gift Card to 1 randomly selected winner from the weekly trivia/quiz challenge 

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card to 2 randomly selected winners who have completed the challenge 

  • $20 Amazon Gift Card to 3 randomly selected winners for those who have read 30, 40, or 50 books

  • $5 Amazon Gift Card to 3 randomly selected winners for those who have completed additional badges outside of the required badges


If you have any questions, please let me know!


Ashley.Biggs1@maryland.gov


Sign up here: 

 

Summer Events at LBPD!

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Youth:

Sharks!​

June 22 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movie “Jaws.” Explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, while dispelling myths about these “monsters.” This program is suited for students of all ages. Adults are welcome.​

Mysterious and Dangerous Creatures of the Sea

June 24  @ 3 p.m.

Learn why some of the mysterious and dangerous creatures of the sea may not actually be so mysterious or dangerous as you meet and explore with Dr. Laminaria C. Weed and D.T. This program is best suited for students in pre-k through grade 6. Adults are welcome.


Check out updates on Facebook Twitter! Be sure to use #XYZ  when sharing on social media!

Need help? Email: kidsdesk.lbpd@maryland.gov​ or call 410-230-2424


Adu​lt:

​​ International Spy Museum Cocktails and Tales Special​​

​July 22, 2021​ # 6:30 PM via Zoom 

Welcome to the International Spy Museum!  Discover hidden spy stories that only we can reveal… and have all your probing questions answered live by espionage experts! Led by members of our Exhibitions & Programs team, we will share the extraordinary stories of spies and highlight some of our favorite artifacts. Event registration will be available in early July.  


​This program has a limit of 20 attendees. After we have reached 20 registrations, we will provide a waitlist. Attendance is strictly limited to LPBD patrons only, with priority given to those participating in the Summer Library Program. 

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