2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story

Through Monday, July 27:  “2020 Summer Reading Challenge:  Imagine Your Story.”  Throughout the summer, in addition to reading and earning cool prizes, there will be online events for all ages.
Dates for the three age groups are

The 2020 Summer Reading Program is open to all ages. Join the fun in a new way this summer as BCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge goes online! Everyone can have fun reading and doing activities to win prizes!  Look for the Library’s Newsletter for June and July or go to the Library’s Website calendar for details.  Summer Reading 2020 is sponsored by the Blount County Friends of the Library.

Children:

Join the fun and win prizes in a new way this summer as BCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge goes online! “Imagine Your Story,” and earn cool prizes with ReadSquared, and app that can be accessed from a computer or smartphone.  Get the app in your app store or visit http://bcpl.readsquared.com/. We’ll have links and complete info on the Library’s Facebook Page and Instagram, too!  You can log points for reading, watching BCPL’s online programs, or participating in special challenges. Any questions, send to jspirko@bloutntn.org.

Teens:

Join the fun and win prizes in a new way this summer as BCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge goes online! “Imagine Your Story,” and earn cool prizes with ReadSquared, and app that can be accessed from a computer or smartphone.  Get the app in your app store or visit http://bcpl.readsquared.com/. We’ll have links and complete info on the Library’s Facebook Page and Instagram, too!  You can log points for reading, watching BCPL’s online programs, or participating in special challenges. Any questions, send to jspirko@bloutntn.org.

  • Every Day until July 25 (Via the library’s website and social media), “Imagine Your Art: Teen Summer Contest.”   Do you have a painting? Video? Photograph? Story? Poem? Chalk drawing? Island from Animal Crossing? Share your creative works. Art will be displayed online during the Summer Reading Challenge. Winners will be announced July 25.  Videos with a reading, fairy tale, mythology or fantasy theme can also be submitted to the 2020 National Teen Video Challenge. Email questions and submissions to Clay at ckriese@blounttn.org.

Saturday, July 25,  4 p.m. to 5 p.m., “Teen Summer Reading Finale: Karaoke Dance Fantasy.”  It’s an online dance and video party! Join your friends for a fantasy-themed bash. Winners of the summer art contest (“Imagine Your Art”) will be announced live!

Adults:

Now – Monday, July 27.  “Adult Summer Reading Tic-Tac-Toe.” The Adult Summer Reading Program returns with new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge boards for this year’s theme of “Imagine Your Story.”  Each week we’ll have boards to inspire your reading and summer activities along with the chance to win prizes!  Imagine the possibilities!  1) Request your Tic-Tac-Toe card through the Curbside Pickup Service or get it from the library’s website. You may enter multiple times. 2) Read, listen or watch three items per Tic-Tac-Toe card and fill in the card. 3) Return and validate the card by emailing it back to the library at questions@blounttn.org with “Adult Summer Reading” in the subject line and your name and contact information in the email or return it through the outside Library Return Book Drop with your name and contact information in an envelope marked “Adult Summer Reading.”  4) Prizes will be awarded at the end of the summer.