Summer Reading 2020

June 26 – August 21, 2020

Let your imagination soar this summer at the Lansing Community Library! Our summer reading challenges encourages children and adults to read throughout the summer. Plus, each week you log your reading can earn you prizes! Other activities include weekly Take and Make Crafts for curbside pickup, and a fun logo design challenge!

Summer Reading 2020

Registration

This year participants can register and log their reading online. Register yourself and your family now, and begin logging your reading July 6.

If you are unable to register online, please contact katies@lansinglibrary.org. We are happy to work with you so you can still participate in the program!

After registering, pick up your registration packet with a paper reading log, an age-appropriate free book, and more at the Library. See our Curbside Pickup instructions to see what times you can pick up your packet. Continue to log your reading each week until August 21.

Reading Challenge

Register yourself or yourself and your children on our READsquared summer reading site. The READsquared site is where you will log in your reading throughout the summer. Depending on the program you choose, you will receive a small gift or a chance to win a gift card each week. Plus, all children will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Scoops or Lakebreeze Ice Cream for logging their reading the first week.

Anything Counts!

  • Read to yourself (Chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, audiobooks, e-books, even cereal boxes)
  • Have someone read to you
  • Read to your pet
  • Watch online storytimes
PreReaders Summer Reading Program

Pre-Readers [Age 0-4]

  • Every week you log at least 100 minutes for your child, you can pick up a small prize from the Library.
2020 Children's Program

Children [Age 5-12]

  • Every week you log at least 100 minutes, you are entered in a drawing to win a gift card! Gift cards will be emailed to winners each week.
2020 Accelerated Program

Accelerated [Age 5-12]

  • Every week you log at least 300 minutes, you are entered in a drawing to win a gift card! Gift cards will be emailed to winners each week.

Teen [Age 13-18]

  • Every week you log at least 1 book, you are entered in a drawing to win a gift card! Gift cards will be emailed to winners each week.
Adult Program

Adult [Age 18+]

  • Every week you log at least 1 book, you are entered in a drawing to win a gift card! Gift cards will be emailed to winners each week.

Take and Make Crafts

Each week from July 6 – August 22 we will have make and take crafts available for patrons to pick up. Please sign up using our online form or by calling 607-533-4939 by the Thursday of the previous week to pick up the next week’s craft. Feel free to sign up all at once, or fill out the form/call each week.

All kits will be packed at least 3 days prior to pick up and available via curbside pickup.

Toddler-Early Elementary Late Elementary-Middle School SIGN UP BY PICK UP
Jack and the Beanstalk 
Decorate a castle in the sky and then plant a magic bean seed to grow up to it.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Experiment with pointillism to decorate a terracotta pot, then plant a seed and watch it grow!
Jul 2 Jul 6-11
Popsicle Stick Pig and Wolf 
Create your own pig and wolf characters so you can retell your own version of the Three Little Pigs!
Fairy Tale Coloring
Need new decor for your bedroom? Decorate this fun coloring-page poster in your style!
Jul 9 Jul 13-18
Yarn-Wrapped Butterflies 
These fun and colorful butterflies will be fun to play with among summer flowers!
Rainbow Wall Hanging 
Use yarn and cord to create a modern rainbow decoration.
Jul 16 Jul 20-25
Salt-Painting Unicorn 
Use watercolors to decorate a unicorn you create with salt and glue.
Scratch-Art Greek Vase
Draw, color and paint a Greek-style vase. Then scratch into the paint to create your design!
Jul 23 Jul 27-31
Dragon puppet 
Create a dragon puppet that breathes fire!
Dragon-Eye Origami
Look Smaug, Toothless, or your favorite dragon in the eye with this intense dragon-eye craft.
Jul 30 Aug 3-8
Cookie Decoration Kit
Make your art and eat it too with this DIY cookie decorating kit.
Cookie Decoration Kit
Make your art and eat it too with this DIY cookie decorating kit.
Aug 6 Aug 10-15
Grab Bag
Choose from any of the remaining Take and Make kits.
Grab Bag
Choose from any of the remaining Take and Make kits.
Aug 13 Aug 17-22

Logo Design Challenge

Design an illustration on any 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper that represents summer reading to you. Is it relaxing in a hammock with a good book? Getting caught up in an adventure? Challenging yourself to read something new or different? Use your imagination and creativity to show us in a picture how you feel while reading in summertime!

Entries must be drawn in dark pencil or ink. Submit entries to the Library by August 14 to be included in the end of summer celebration! Email to katies@lansinglibrary (jpg, pdf, or png format). One illustration will be chosen to feature in Library promotions for the next year. Please include name, age, and grade of artist, as well as an email address or phone number on entries.