Saugatuck-Douglas District Library

Welcome to Summer Reading 2020!

June 22 - August 31

Join one of our challenges listed below to earn badges and win prizes. There is a challenge for every reader: infants, toddlers, kids, tweens, and teens!

This year the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library is launching our first ever online reading challenge. The concept is the same, but the format is a little different. You will use the Beanstack app or website to track your reading and earn badges and prizes as you go. Badges can also be entered into our grand prize drawing.  

To get started, download the Beanstack app to your phone or mobile device. You can also use the Beanstack website.

This is brand new for us and we are going to be learning and adjusting as we go. If you need help using Beanstack, please email us at info@sdlibrary.org. Feel free to contact us with any questions, requests or suggestions.

Storytime will continue online this summer. Watch the latest episodes here!

Early Literacy

The best way to get your child ready to read is to focus on five early literacy practices: singing, playing, reading, writing and talking. Remember the acronym S. P. R. W. T. (pronounced "sprout") as you and your child complete our Summer Early Literacy Challenge. We have come up with suggested activities for ways that you can Sing, Play, Read, Write and Talk to your child. Feel free to use our ideas, or come up with your own. Complete 3 of 5 activities to earn a badge and unlock the next one. Once you have completed all 5 activity badges, your child will win a free book and an ice cream cone from Dairy Dayz. You will also be entered into our grand prize drawing to win a one year subscription to a children's magazine of your choice. 

Kids

We are starting the summer with a basic reading challenge. 5 hours of reading will earn you a free book and an ice cream cone from Dairy Dayz. Keep reading to earn more badges and more raffle tickets. The more you read the better your chances are to win. We hope to add some bonus badges as the summer goes along, so stay tuned.

Fun and Games Prize Pack
Win a selection of games for indoor and outdoor fun. The selection will vary depending on age, but you can choose from things like a Pickleball set, water balloons, board games, card games and more. (Approximately $50 value).

Magazine Subscription
Win a one-year subscription to one of the following magazines: Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated Kids, Highlights, Chickadee or National Geographic for Kids.

Pizza and Ice Cream Party
Win a $30 gift card to Back Alley Pizza and a $20 gift card to Dairy Dayz.

Teens

Read or listen to 5 books to earn a $5 gift card to Dairy Dayz, Respite, or Uncommon Grounds and be entered in our grand prize drawing!

5 books read = 1 entry
5 book reviews = 1 entry

If you read and review 5 books, you’ll be entered twice! Continue reading to earn more entries! For each additional 5 books you read and for each 5 you review, you’ll be entered again- the more you read, the better your chances! Each participant may enter up to 10 times (that’s 25 books and 25 reviews!) The winner will choose one of the following prizes:

$50 to Landshark’s
$20 to Dairy Dayz - and - $30 to back alley pizza