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Land of Myths and Magic for Middle Grades and Teens

If you love mythology and magic, this is the place for you! Enter the Land of Myths and Magic this week for your summer reading!

This week, we'll focus on the Land of Myths and Magic Activity Badge and all of the virtual programs that accompany this. You will find these on Beanstack when you log into your account and click on the tab for Activity Badges. If you aren't registered, there is plenty of time and we have links below to help you navigate the summer reading challenge. 

If you have a summer reading child in elementary or middle school, or are a teen ...

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Enter the Land of Myths and Magic!

Imagine your story this week in the Land of Myths and Magic!

This week, we'll focus on the Land of Myths and Magic Activity Badge and all of the virtual programs that accompany this. You will find these on Beanstack when you log into your account and click on the tab for Activity Badges. If you don't have your account set up, we have links at the bottom of this post to help you navigate our summer reading program. 

If you have a Pre-Reader who is logging books read, scroll until you see this picture:

Complete 3 activities related to this theme that...

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Land of Sugar and Sweets for Middle Grades and Teens!

When it comes to treats nothing beats, the wonderful Land of Sugar and Sweets!

This week, we'll focus on the Land of Sugar and Sweets Activity Badge and all of the virtual programs that accompany this. You will find these on Beanstack when you click on the tab for Activity Badges. 

If you have an elementary, middle school, or teen reader who is logging minutes read, scroll until you see this picture:

Complete 3 activities related to the theme of Land of Sugar and Sweets to earn a virtual raffle ticket.

Read/Listen to a book inspired by this th...

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Land of Sugar and Sweets

Are you ready for some special treats? Then Join us in the Land of Sweets!

This week, we'll focus on the Land of Sugar and Sweets Activity Badge and all of the virtual programs that accompany this. You will find these on Beanstack when you click on the tab for Activity Badges. 

If you have a Pre-Reader who is logging books read, scroll until you see this picture:

Complete 3 activities related to this theme that include the Five Practices of Early Literacy-Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, Playing - to earn a virtual raffle ticket.

Talkin...

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NEW Library Out Loud! Podcast - Youth Summer Reading

I sat down (virtually) with Donna and Katie to talk about the exciting youth summer reading for kids and teens.  We talked prizes, how to enroll, a few tools for parents and kids for fun and education during the summer, and more!

You can listen to the podcast on YouTube below or on SoundCloud here.

 

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Land of Make Believe for Middle Grades and Teens!

When you close your eyes can you conceive, a path to the Land of Make Believe? 

As always, a quick reminder first on how to sign up if you haven't! If you're all set, jump ahead to this week's challenge!

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed videos can be found at this page. HRLS Youth Virtual Programs - View our online programs for the month. Download the June Calendar - Download and post this calendar ...
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Enter the Land of Make Believe!

Imagine your story and you shall receive, a trip to the Land of Make Believe! 

As always, a quick reminder first on how to sign up if you haven't! If you're all set, jump ahead to this week's challenge! 

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed videos can be found at this page. HRLS Youth Virtual Programs - View our online programs for the month. Download the June Calendar - Download and post this calendar to kn...
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Land of Kings and Queens for Middle Grades and Teens!

Hear Ye, all Ye Knights and Fair Ladies. Enter this week into the Land of Kings and Queens for Elementary, Tweens, and Teens!

If you haven't singed up yet, it's a great week to do so! First, here are the basics if you're new to our summer reading. If you  haven't signed up yet or have any difficulties navigating this year's challenge, here are some important links to help:

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed vi...
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Enter the Land of Kings and Queens!

Enter in all ye royalty of the land! Join us in the Land of Kings and Queens for the Pre-Readers!

First things first. If you  haven't signed up yet or have any difficulties navigating this year's challenge, here are some important links to help:

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed videos can be found at this page. HRLS Youth Virtual Programs - View our online programs for the month. Download the June Calendar - ...
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Storytime Grab-And-Go Kits Available for Weekly Curbside Pick-up at the Library

We are excited to announce Storytime Grab-and-Go Kits designed for kids 6 and under.  The interactive kits include extension activities that go with library storytime themes packed with extra rhymes, songs, stories, and craft ideas.  New kits are released every week and supplies are limited with 1-kit per family each week with curbside pick-up via appointment.

Patrons can reserve their kit and appointment through the library calendar on the homepage at www.handleyregional.org with pick-up days on Tuesday at Handley Library, Wednesdays at Clarke County Library, and Thursd...

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Land of Heroes for Middle Grades and Teens

For youth logging their minutes in our summer challenge, welcome to another exciting week in our Youth Summer Reading!  The Land of Heroes for Elementary, Tweens, and Teens

First, here are the basics if you're new to our summer reading. If you  haven't signed up yet or have any difficulties navigating this year's challenge, here are some important links to help:

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed video...
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Enter the Land of Heroes!

Welcome to another exciting week in our Youth Summer Reading!  The Land of Heroes for the Pre-Readers

If you  haven't signed up yet or have any difficulties navigating this year's challenge, here are some important links to help:

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets to a drawing? Detailed videos can be found at this page. HRLS Youth Virtual Programs - View our online programs for the month. Download the June Calendar - Download...
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Social Justice Education Reads for Grades K-12

If you and your family are wanting to read more diverse books with a central theme around Social Justice Education, then look no further than your local public library! We've compiled a list of books for Elementary, Middle School, and High School readers. You can find these books in our library catalog here and/or in our digital library in Hoopla here. All you need is a library card! If you do not have one, simply email information@handleyregional.org and we can help get you one today. 

Additionally, you can easily count these books and time spent reading them for t...

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Enter the Land of Littles!

Welcome to your first week of Youth Summer Reading!  The Land of Littles!

We hope you had a chance to view all of our Rally for Reading videos this weekend to kick off this year's exciting theme, Imagine Your Story. If not, you can catch up on all of the fun on the Handley Regional LIbrary System Facebook page. 

Here are some important links to help you navigate this year's challenge:

HRLS Youth Summer Reading Main Page - Learn about the challenge and how to sign up. Beanstack Video Tutorials - Need help registering, earning badges, or applying tickets ...
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Beanstack Tutorials

Welcome to the Handley Regional Library System Beanstack Tutorial! We hope the following videos will answer any questions you may have for Beanstack, from signing up, to logging and using tickets, to earn prizes. If you still have trouble after looking through these tutorials, please drop us an email at beanstack@handleyregional.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Signing in for Returning Participants

If you have participated in one of our reading programs before, including a recent summer or winter challenge, this video will show...

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