Summer Reading Program

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Summer Fun for Everyone - June 6 through July 31

Whether you are a kid, teen, or adult, you can participate in a reading program for your age group. Why should you participate? In addition to the pleasure you receive from reading a good book, you may also earn prizes!  

Tails and Tales
Registration will begin on May 30th. Participants can choose to use Beanstack (online or through the Beanstack app) or visit any Garland Library for a paper Tails or Tales activity card.

Colas y Cuentos
Cuando terminas una actividad, cruza o colorea ese cuadro. Completa 5 cuadros en línea (cruzado, hacia abajo, o diagonal) para C-O-L-A-S o CU-E-N-TO-S. ¡Completa 3 COLAS o CUENTOS para recibir premio!

Age Groups:
Birth (infantes) to PreK
Kindergarten – 6th grade
7th – 12th grade
Adult

Activity Cards

  • All participants will receive an activity card that is designed for their age group.
  • Complete 3 rows of Tails or Tales and turn in your card at any Garland Library
  • Each row completed (across, down, or diagonally) is 1 entry into one of four prize drawings for a $50 dollar gift card. 
  • We will draw a name from each age group every two weeks.
  • In addition to the bi-weekly prizes, each age group will also have registration prizes and completion prizes.  

Activity Cards  |  Programa Lectura de Verano
Adults  |  Adultos
Grades 7-12  |  Grados 7-12
Grades K-6  |  Grados K-6
Infant - pre-K  |  
Infantes - pre-K

Instructions | Instrucciones:

  • When you finish an activity, cross off that square. | Cuando terminas una actividad, cruza o colorea ese cuadro.
  • Complete 5 squares in a row (across, down, or diagonally) for a T-A-I-L-S or T-A-L-E-S. | Completa 5 cuadros en línea (cruzado, hacia abajo, o diagonal) para C-O-L-A-S o CU-E-N-TO-S.
  • Cross off 3 rows to complete an activity card.
  • You can track your activities on this activity card, using the Beanstack website or app, or over the phone. | Puedes rastrear tus actividades en esta tarjeta, usando la página de web de Beanstack o aplicación, o por teléfono.
  • You can continue to complete more activities and earn prize drawing entries. | Puedes continuar y completar más actividades y ganar más entradas para las rifas.
  • Last day to turn in activity card is 07/31/21. | Ultimo día para entregar tu tarjeta de actividad es el 07/31/21.

Prizes | Premios:

  • When you complete 3 TAILS or TALES return your activity card at any Garland Library to receive an age-appropriate prize. | Cuando completas 3 COLAS o CUENTOS regresa tu tarjeta de actividad a cualquier Biblioteca de Garland para recibir un premio de edad apropiado.
  • You can continue to complete more activities and earn prize drawing entries. | Puedes continuar y completar más actividades y ganar más entradas para las rifas.
  • Every two weeks there will be prize drawings for each age group. | Cada dos semanas habrá rifas de premios para cada grupo de edad.
  • Prizes are while supplies last. | Habrá premios hasta agotarse.

Here are the winners of the our first Summer Reading prize drawing on June 19:
Infant – PreK: Kennedy W.
Grades K – 6th: Grace A.
Grades 7th – 12th: Darian N.
Adult: Nikki L.

Here are the winners of the our second Summer Reading prize drawing on July 3:
Infant – PreK: Mikayla E.
Grades K – 6th: Ivck G.
Grades 7th – 12th: Matthew J.
Adult: Elizabeth S.

Here are the winners of the our third Summer Reading prize drawing on July 17:
Infant – PreK: Arianna A.
Grades K – 6th: Nivin T.
Grades 7th – 12th: Carter W.
Adult: Erin G.

Each will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! Each row completed earns you an entry in our next drawing on July 31.

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If you would like to track your activities online, visit the Library’s Beanstack page (https://nmls.beanstack.org).
If you already have a Beanstack account with the Garland Library you do not need to create a new account.

Si te gustaría rastrear tus actividades en línea, visita la página de Beanstack de la biblioteca (nmls.beanstack.org) o la página de la biblioteca (Library.GarlandTX.gov).
Si ya tienes una cuenta de Beanstack con la Biblioteca de Garland, no necesitas crear una nueva.

Welcome to our Beanstack reading challenge site.  Here you can create an account for yourself and for your children.  Once created, you can start logging your summer reading challenges to earn badges and entries in the prize drawings.

  • Choose the registration option that’s right for you (Family, Individual or Group) and create an account.
  • Select the reading challenge for your age group.
  • Beginning June 6, enter your activities to cross off squares and earn prizes!

Beanstack App

  • Search for "Beanstack" in your app store or marketplace and download the app
  • Say yes to "Does your school or library use beanstack?"
  • Enter "Garland" when prompted for your location
  • Choose "Nicholson Memorial Library System" from the list
  • Create an account or enter your email and password

What does "Share Code" mean?
Share codes give you the ability to link your account to a profile that someone else set up. 

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