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​​​Summer Reading Challenge

Person reading a book while surrounded by the oacean​​ ​​Summer is a great time to learn about or explore new interests! LBPD joins with other MD Libraries to promote the Collaborative Summer Library Program to encourage our patrons to keep learning over the summer. The library has provided a curated list of books, activities, and links to match Oceans of Possibilities' theme.​  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 2022 Summer Learning Program theme is Ocean of Possibilities. 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! ​


​Adult Program

  • Registration begins June 2nd
  • Registration ends June 14  ​ ​EXTENDED THRU AUGUST 15

Register Onlin​e or via phone (410-230-5031)

​All participants will receive:

  • ​​One summer reading tote, one summer reading keychain, and a scannable QR code card (limit, 50 people)
  • A multiple book cartridge with selected books to read over the summer (LBPD account holders only)
  • A summer reading list in large print or braille 

Challenge starts June 15 and ends August 15. All entries must be counted by August 22nd. Prizes will be drawn later in the week. Winners will be notified via email, prizes will be mailed to the address on file. 

To complete the challenge:

Each time you complete reading a book, complete an activity, or listen to a podcast, you may either fill out this form online or call (410-230-5031) to register your progress. For every book read, activity completed, or podcast listened to, you will receive one entry for an end-of-summer raffle. 

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Raffle Prizes:

Once all prizes and entries into the raffle have been submitted, the following prizes will be drawn:

  • $50 Amazon gift card (max. 1 winner)
  • $20 Amazon gift card (max. 1 winner)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (max. 1 winner)
  • Each person to complete the challenge will receive a Shark Tooth card (max. 10 winners)

​​​If you have any questions, please email ashley.biggs1@maryland.gov


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Youth Program:

​The Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled’s (LBPD) Summer Reading Program is making waves!  Our summer theme this year focuses on the ocean and all the wonders that live there.  This summer enjoy online options, as well as in person, so everyone can participate.  Read below for more details. 


When does it start?

  • Registration Starts:  June 2nd 
  • Program Starts: June 15th – August 15th 


Summer Themes

We will explore several themes related to the “Oceans of Possibilities” slogan throughout the summer. 

  • June Teen and Tweens: Vikings and Norse Mythology 
      • ​​Kids:  Our Blue Planet     
  • July: Exploring the Deep  
  • August: Mythical Sea Creatures


How Do I Participate?

Make a Splash & Earn 20 points! Complete any of the options below and earn points towards completion. 

Do:

  • Read a book (English Titles | Spanish Titles​)
  • Read for one hour
  • Complete a summer reading activity listed on the game board.
  • Participate in additional LBPD summer activities, games, and programs to gain more chances into raffle drawings.

Record:


Return (Select an Option): 

  • Your game board by Monday, August 22 to earn a completion prize and entry into a raffle. 
  • Complete the program on Beanstackby Monday, August 22


There are Several Ways to Sign Up

  • Use this registration link: https://forms.gle/qZuGjgfwyhegcvaa8
  • Email kidsdesk.lbpd@maryland.gov with your name & phone number.  Include if you want the summer reading audiobooks on a cartridge and if you need your information sent in Braille. 
  • Go Paperless!  Use Beanstack at https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org
  • Call 410-230-2424, option 8, and leave your name, phone number, and requests a callback.


After You Register

  • By registering for summer reading, you will receive 
  • A large print or Braille summer reading book list will be mailed or emailed. 
  • A game board to track the number of books read throughout the summer.  
  • A multiple books cartridge loaded with the summer reading audiobooks (only if requested)
  • Your first prize!!!!  (Register by June 2, as it will be while supplies last) 

Prizes?

  • Everyone who completes 20 points earns one entry into a raffle prize of their choice. 
  • Each additional activity, program, or summer game can earn you additional chances into the raffles of your choice. ​​


Summer Events at LBPD!

Would you like to visit with a 40-foot humpback whale?  Come, climb inside and get to know this fascinating creature.   The MD LBPD will have a special visit from Whale Mobile for all our summer readers on August 13th.  It is an event you don’t want to miss.  Stay tuned as there will be more information to come. 

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