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In observance of Patriots' Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, April 15, 2024. The Library will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Teen Summer Reading 2023

Find Your Voice Summer Reading Banner

Find Your Voice
June 17— August 17
For youth entering grades 6-12

Read and complete fun activities for the chance to be a winner of one of  6 Grand Prizes!  
Incoming 6th graders can participate in either the children's or teen summer reading program.

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Middleborough Summer Reading — Suggested reading for Middleborough students
2023 Teen Summer Reading Flyer  (Printer-friendly PDF)

    
6 Grand PrizesSign Up
Register anytime between Saturday, June 17 and August 17 using Beanstack, our online reading platform.  If you have an account from last year, use that same login.  Forgot your username and login?  Click on the Sign In button and then "Forget Your Username?" or "Forget Your Password?". 
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Beanstack Tracker App — You can also download the Beanstack Tracker app for Android or iOs.  Please note that the app does not currently allow you to post picture reviews or upload activity photos—you'll need to do that through the website. 
 
 
Pick up your free book!
When you register for the teen program, you're automatically eligible for a free book to help you get reading.  Stop in at the Library's Main Floor desk to let us know you've earned your free book, and you can choose a title from our large selection of tween and teen prize books.
 


Read & Complete Activities
Read what you like—that includes graphic novels, magazines, ebooks, and listening to audiobooks—and log your reading time as you go or in chunks of time.   Whenever you reach a reading milestone (4, 8, 10, 12, 20 hours etc.), you'll earn a virtual Logging Badge.

In addition to reading, you can complete themed activities to earn virtual Activity Badges.  Activities range from cooking, crafting, and writing to virtual escape rooms, outdoor adventure, and getting active.  

Virtual Tickets

For each badge you earn, you'll also be awarded Virtual Raffle Tickets towards the Grand Prize RaffleThe higher-level reading milestones (20 hours and more) are worth more tickets, so the more you read, the more tickets you earn.  Sometimes completing one badge will unlock another badge, giving you more chances to earn tickets!

You Did It Logging Badge
 
 
Reading Prizes & Drawings
Log 12 hours of reading to officially complete the reading challenge.  Continue reading to earn more prizes, entry into drawings, and chances in the Grand Prize Raffle.

4 hours of reading — Entry into a drawing for a Mobile Phone Stand
8 hours of reading — Entry into a drawing for Bluetooth Headphones
12 hours of reading — Completion Badge and entry into the "Super Reader" $25 Amazon Gift Card Drawing
16 hours of reading  — Personalized Book Plate in a Library Book of Your Choice
20 hours of reading  — 2nd Free Book
30 hours of reading —  Entry into the "Super Reader" $25 Amazon Gift Card Drawing

 

"Read for Ice Cream" Weekly Drawings
For eight weeks, we'll run weekly drawings awarding $5 in Dairy Queen coupons to a reader who has logged reading time that week (Sunday-Saturday).  If you log your reading time regularly, you'll have a better chance to win.  One prize per participant.

Thank you to Dairy Queen for their continued support and generosity.

Grand Prize Raffle

Grand Prize Raffle - Add Your Tickets!
We're raffling off six grand prizes to teen participants who have earned at least one badge.  To enter the raffle, be sure to put your virtual tickets into the prize drawings that you are interested in winning.  You can add all to one drawing or divide them up however you like!  

You can add and subtract tickets from a drawing at any time up until 11:59 p.m. on August 17.  Winners of the Grand Prize Raffle will be notified at the beginning of Setember.  One prize per participant.
 
Grand Prizes

Teen Grand Prizes

Art Supply Basket — Art supplies, plus a bullet journal, a TreeTop Adventures ticket voucher, and $5 in DQ coupons.
2 - Amazon Gift Card Packs — $50 Amazon gift card, plus bullet journal, dual tip brush markers, a TreeTop Adventures ticket voucher, and $5 in DQ coupons. 
2 - Target Gift Card Packs— $50 Target gift card, plus bullet journal, dual tip brush markers, a TreeTop Adventures ticket voucher, and $5 in DQ coupons 
GameStop Gift Card Pack  — $50 GameStop gift card, plus bullet journal, dual tip brush markers, a TreeTop Adventures ticket voucher, and $5 in DQ coupons. 
 
Thank you to Art on the Spot for generously donating the art supply basket, to Dairy Queen for providing DQ coupons, and to Tree Top Adventures for donating tickets.

Questions?  Call us at 508-946-2470 or email Teen Librarian Christine Dargelis at cdargeli@sailsinc.org.
  

Find Your Voice is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, iRead, and through the generosity of the Wilred M. Silvia Trust, and the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.  Thank you to Dairy Queen of Middleboro, Art on the Spot, and TreeTop Adventures for their generous prize donations. The Beanstack summer reading platform is made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and with the assistance of the Massachusetts Library System.