Summer Reading Club


A book stack lighthouse stands in a cloudy ocean scene where a ship sails. Oceans of Possibility.

What is Summer Reading Club?



No one wants to experience a "summer slide" in their reading skills.
With Summer Reading Club, you can have fun and encourage kids to learn and grow while on break!
We incorporate daily educational and entertaining activities for kids that keep them engaged with learning, and offer prize opportunities for completion of weekly reading goals and activities.

This year's theme for SRC is "Oceans of Possibility."
Summer is the best time to dive into the vast possibilities and adventures that go hand and hand with reading and YOUR library!

With SRC back in full swing, we'll offer FREE, daily activities all throughout June and July to keep you busy!

Our patron participation is always a huge part of SRC’s success, so spread the word, and we'll see everyone at the library!

REGISTER FOR SUMMER READING CLUB

• Kids ages 0 -18 are eligible to sign up for SRC.

• Registration can be done online, or in-person at the youth services desk.

• Pre-registration runs May 1 - June 6.

• You do not have to have a library card to participate in SRC, but it is encouraged to get one so you can check out books to complete the weekly reading goals! Learn how to get a library card under the "My Account" tab in the upper menu.

• The last official day to register for SRC is July 13.

REGISTERING ONLINE

Registration and logging reading time can be done online by signing up with Beanstack.

When using Beanstack, caregivers can keep a log of all their children's reading goals and activities in one place.
Upon completion of reading time or activities, kids earn badges they can use to redeem for prizes at the Youth Services desk.

Follow the links provided below and answer the walkthrough questions to get started.

If you have used Beanstack already for previous Summer Reading Clubs, then you'll need to remember what email you used, and what password was set up.
If you don't recall your password and need to reset it, please visit the Youth Services Desk during business hours to reset it.

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REGISTERING IN PERSON

If you need assistance in getting signed up for Summer Reading Club, visit the Youth Services desk and staff will be happy to help!

You can also pick up a paper log to keep up with your children's goals.
Please keep up with your paper log!
You'll need to bring it with you each time you want to redeem prizes, and replacement logs will not be given out.

JuSchedule of Events

The first week of events starts on June 6! We have FREE, daily activities planned for each week!


Mondays:
• Music & Movement
Enjoy a different lesson with music, instruments, rhythm and dancing all summer long!
Held at The Longview Public Library, 10:30 AM.

Tuesdays:
• Summertime Story Time
Fun, interactive story time for kids and families! Enjoy different songs, dances, and exercises that encourage learning and stimulate the mind. We'll also read featured books you can checkout at the library!
Longview Convention Complex - Exhibition Center (where the fairgrounds are), 10:30 AM.

Wednesday:
• Performer & Activity Day
Longview Convention Complex - Exhibition Center (where the fairgrounds are),  10:30 AM.

June 8: The Dallas Puppet Theater
June 15: The Creature Teacher
June 22: Magician James Wand
June 29: Junior Beach Dance Party
July 6: Percussionist Lady Chops
July 13: Bubble Magician Brett Roberts

Thursday:
• Crafty Kids
A different craft kit will be offered each week, FREE, for all ages.
Take them home or work on them at the library for a Crafternoon!
Pick up at the youth services desk during business hours, or via Curbside Library Pickup, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday - Friday).

• Movie Day
We will show a family friendly movie at the library, every other Thursday throughout SRC.

There will be a standard show at 10:30 AM.
We will also hold a special, interactive show at 2:00 PM
, where kids will get a special bag filled with goodies to interact with and use through the movie when prompted!
Limited amounts of free popcorn will be served for each show.

June 9: Finding Nemo (G)
June 23: Dolphin's Tale (PG)
July 7: Moana (G)

• Family Bingo
Every other Thursday, join us for a round of Family Bingo here at the library!
Spend some quality time together and potentially win a prize! All ages welcome. Free to participate.
June 16, June 30, and July 14, at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Friday
• Game Day
A Super Smash Bros. Tournament will be held for ages 8 - 18 in the Moeschle Meeting Room of the library.
Tournament will be round-robin rotation style, with the winner staying each match. Sign up as many times as you'd like!

Classic board games and card games for all ages will be placed in the youth services areas for families/groups to play with.

Every Friday,  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Saturday :
• LEGO At The Library Challenge
A new build theme will be introduced each week. Kids are then welcome to use our HUGE supply of LEGO to build whatever they can think up! A winner from three different age groups will be selected and they will win a prize: A LEGO Set!
• Ages 1 - 5
• Ages 6 - 8
• Ages 9 - 12
Afterwards, creations will be placed in the Youth Services display cases for everyone to see throughout the week.

Every Saturday,  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Get a printable calendar of events with the following links:

JUNE Calendar of Events:
Mini version of our June 2022, summer reading club calendar. Contact us for more details!

JULY Calendar of Events:Mini version of our July 2022, summer reading club calendar. Contact us for more details! Opens in new window

Tutorials and Helpful Resources

** For all adults & children that want to participate offline, please see a staff member to register at the desk.

We also encourage you to download and use the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile smart devices!

Visit our Facebook and Instagram (@longviewpubliclibrary) for full galleries of our Summer Reading Club events!