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2024 Summer Reading Program

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Adventure Begins at your library

Registration begins June 1, 2024
Reading and Logging runs from June 21-August 23, 2024

READING & LOGGING

Read & Record

Read & Record at least 20 minutes each day in your Beanstack Account. You can read any book, magazine, or audiobook that interests you! If you read for MORE THAN 20 MINUTES a day, that's awesome, but it will still only count as ONE DAY. SO, if you read for an hour on Tuesday, you get credit for reading and logging on Tuesday, but you can't divide those 60 minutes to count for other days that week. The goal is to read EVERY DAY--for at least 20 minutes.

 

Readers Raffle

Each day you read and log 20 minutes you are automatically entered in the Readers Raffle, which will be drawn weekly. Entries reset each week on Sunday. Winners are announced on Tuesdays.

 

Reading Rewards

Read and log at least 20 minutes a day to earn each virtual Reading Badge and associated rewards. 

Register 7 Days 15 Days 24 Days 34 Days 45 Days 60 Days
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Lanyard, Danbury Westerners Ticket, Bookmark Adventure Begins at your Library Poster, Brag Tag Deborah Ann Ice Cream Coupon, Brag Tag Friends Book Sale Coupon, Brag Tag Toy Chest Coupon, Brag Tag Name Plate in a Library Book, Brag Tag Ridgefield Library Mini-Journal
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GRAND PRIZE RAFFLES

Choose Your Own Adventure Grand Prize Raffle

For each reading badge, activity badge, and review badge that you complete, you will receive raffle tickets for our Grand Prizes! Enter tickets into the bins to win one of the adventurous prizes!

Firetruck Ride Horseback Riding Climbing Passes Smokey the Bear Pretend Camp & Play

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Win a firetruck ride to school from the Ridgefield Fire Department. (Winner will be connected with the RFD to arrange their ride.) Three horseback riding lessons lessons at Stony Lane Stable in Ridgefield (ages 3+), Nat Geo Ponies & Horses Sticker Activity Book Day passes and a month membership to Rock Climb Fairfield (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) Smokey Bobblehead, Smokey the Bear Puzzle, Smokey Bear’s Cooperative Board Game, Wildfire! by Ashley Wolf and Nat Geo Wildfires by Kathy Fugang, binoculars and travel compass New Sprouts Camp Out! Set and pop-up tent, binoculars, travel compass, Bompa’s Insect Expedition by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth

 

ACTIVITY BADGES

Parks & Trek

Summer Trekking Adventure Awaits

Earn badges for our SRP while also participating in the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and Parks & Rec Summer Trekking Program! Visit ridgefieldconservation.org/trekking to log your hikes and be entered to win great prizes! Check out trekking bags at Parks & Rec or the Library.

Scavenger Hunts

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Around the Globe
July 1-13

I survived

I Survived
July 15-27

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Star Lore
July 29-August 10

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Bird Songs
August 12-23

 

Smokey the Bear Weekly Search & Find
Smokey the Bear Bobble HeadCelebrate Smokey's 80th Birthday with our Weekly Search & Find! Our Smokey figure will move the Monday of each week. When you find Smokey, DON’T MOVE HIM! Remember where he is and whisper to a librarian where you spotted him in order to earn a badge!

Check out Smokey's Reading List by the USDA and U.S. National Forest Service by clicking here.

Take & Make Mondays

Take & MakeMondays: June 24-August 19, 2024 

Each Monday there will be a different adventure-themed take & make available in the Lodewick Children's Library. One per child and while supplies last. Take & Make projects are geared towards students entering grades K-6.

2024 Once Upon a Book Storywalk

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Walk around Down-town Ridgefield and read "Once Upon a Book" by Grace Lin and Kate Messner, while also getting some exercise and visiting town. Pick up a handout at the Children's Services Desk to participate and finish the puzzle to earn a rubber duckie! 

Click here for more Storywalk information.

THANK YOU!

Summer Reading is sponsored by the generous support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. ANd thank you toour ongoing prize sponsors: Books on the Common, Deborah Ann's, The Toy Chest, Cake Box and Planet Pizza

GOVERNOR'S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

CT Reads Governor's Reading Challenge 2024 banner

Great news, readers! You can participate in both the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge AND the 2024 Ridgefield Library Summer Reading program! You can keep track of your reading on Beanstack and use that information to submit your reading journal for your school at the end of the summer.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(closed summer Sundays)


Location

472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
www.ridgefieldlibrary.org
203-438-2282


Our Mission

THE RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY anticipates and meets the evolving needs of our community. We are an essential partner and the place where people discover, question, learn and connect.


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