As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no “summer slide” in my house! Luckily, Modern Boca Dad and Mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He recently issued a proclamation declaring that June 1 – August 31 will be designated as Summer Reading 2021! This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.”
Residents are also welcome to participate in the over 100 programs and classes for all ages at the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL). I can definitely appreciate some FREE summer fun!
Imagine Your Story
Summer Reading 2021 enrollment begins on June 1st for kids, ’tweens, teens, and adults through the Beanstack mobile app or online.
- Babies and preschoolers: Earn prizes at 6, 12, and 15 hours of reading with a parent or caregiver.
- Children in elementary school: Receive a free Badge Book when they sign up. They can use it to follow along with the Beanstack app as they read and do fun activities to earn virtual tickets. Tickets enable them to enter drawings at the end of summer for the chance to win passes to Palm Beach Zoo or Animal EDventure Park!
- ’Tweens and teens in Grades 6–12: Log the minutes they read online for the chance to win a wireless karaoke microphone or a portable speaker at the end of summer.
- Adults: Eligible for an end-of-summer drawing for book lovers’ gift sets when they log the books they read online.
Everyone who signs up for Summer Reading on Beanstack will receive a “Tails and Tales” tote!
Prevent the “Summer Slide”
Public libraries play a critical role in providing a bridge for academic skills for students over the summer months. This is to help prevent the “summer slide,” during which students may lose educational achievements made over the previous school year. To combat this, the Boca Raton Public Library is presenting an exciting summer of educational initiatives!
The Boca Raton Public Library is a place of learning and discovery for residents of all ages. Adults are also encouraged to participate in Summer Reading to set a good example for their Boca kids. Reading helps adults improve memory, learn new things and enhance well being. We can all use that, right?
Get your kids signed up today, Boca moms! We all need something to do when it’s raining outside, right?