Summer Reading

Welcome to Summer Reading 2020!


Summer Reading for Children
Imagine your story in 2020!

  • Children ages 0-8 can participate in the Children's Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing challenges, your child will earn tickets for virtual prize drawings!

Prize drawings will be held on August 5, 2020

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is the world's easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you're instantly connected to all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

Virtual Storytime

Join Miss Dawn on Facebook Live each Monday at 10:30am for virtual storytime! You can find the library's Facebook page here.

There will be Grab and Go Craft Bags available for pickup at all PCDL locations to coordinate with weekly storytime. Please see the below schedule for dates, times, and pickup locations for the bags.

Monday, June 8, 10:30-11:30am at the Crooksville Branch. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick up.
Monday, June 8, 1:00-2:00pm at the Junction City Branch. Please pull to the side parking lot for pick up.
Tuesday, June 9, 10:30-11:30am, at the Somerset Branch. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick up.
Tuesday, June 9, 1:00-2:00pm, at the Thornville Branch. Pick up will be at the front entrance.
Wednesday, June 10, 10:30-11:30am, at  New Lexington. Pick up will be at the front entrance.
Friday, June 12, 10:30-11:30am, at the Corning Branch. Pick up will be at the front entrance.

Monday, June 15, 11:15-12:15 at the Crooksville Branch. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick up.
Monday, June 15, 1:00-2:00pm at the Junction City Branch. Please pull to the side parking lot for pick up.
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30-11:30am, at the Somerset Branch. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick up.
Tuesday, June 16, 1:00-2:00pm, at the Thornville Branch. Pick up will be at the front entrance.
Wednesday, June 17, 10:30-11:30am, at  New Lexington. Pick up will be at the front entrance.
Friday, June 19, 10:30-11:30am, at the Corning Branch. Pick up will be at the front entrance.

**Bags will also be made available at all locations by appointment, June 8-July 31**

Storytime Grab-and-Go Craft Bag Themes

June 8   -  Create a royal ring and choose from a wooden pirate, princess, butterfly, or superhero mask
June 15 -  Create a unicorn
June 22 -  Create a fire breathing dragon
June 29 -  Create a magic wand and a royal crown 
July 6    -  Create a frog prince blower
July 13  -  Create Jack and the Beanstalk 
July 20  -  Create Fairy Tale puppets
July 27  -  Create an edible gingerbread house

A Tale of Two Furry Friends
Presented by Karen Danison

abu and pebbles 
Join us for this fantastic family event during our virtual storytime, streamed LIVE on Facebook on Monday, July 29, 2020 at 10:30am.

Meet Pebbles and Abu! Learn about this wonderful wallaby and her new friend, a squirrel monkey!

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Create something amazing with your Grab and Go Craft Bag? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, your child will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2020 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and schedule a time either through a browsing appointment or curbside delivery to pick up the necessary Summer Reading packets!

Packets are available for all ages and contain the same activities and challenges as the online version through Beanstack, as well as a paper reading log to record minutes read. If using the offline option, throughout the program, please call your library to report your child's progress made.

Please note, we are not accepting completed paper challenges and activities at this time.


Summer Reading for Tweens
Imagine your story in 2020!

  • Tweens ages 9-12 can participate in the Tween Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing challenges, your tween will earn tickets for virtual prize drawings!

Prize drawings will be held on August 5, 2020

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is the world's easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you're instantly connected to all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

Tween Challenges

Complete these eight activities to earn extra tickets to enter into the prize drawings!

  1. Bake from a Book - Choose a fun recipe or food from one of your favorite books. Prepare it to share with family or friends.
  2. World Travel Challenge - Choose 3 countries to explore! Discover favorite meals, snacks, and more! Write a short review of this experience or one of the foods you tried.
  3. Music Review - Write a short review about one of your new favorite songs/albums, including the artist/group, genre, and cover art.
  4. Movie Review - Watch a movie of your choice and write a short review to share with friends and family.
  5. Slaying Science - Check out a science-based book or choose a science experiment to try at home!
  6. Create! - Design your own mythical creature, fairy tale hero or villain using your imagination and creativity.
  7. Explore a State - Choose a state to explore through books and magazines. Create a poster or a puzzle featuring the state you chose.
  8. Language Challenge - Explore a new language this summer. Learn to say: Hello, Good-bye, Please ,Thank You, and Excuse Me.

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Create something amazing while working on your Tween Challenges? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, your tween will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2020 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and schedule a time either through a browsing appointment or curbside delivery to pick up the necessary Summer Reading packets!

Packets are available for all ages and contain the same activities and challenges as the online version through Beanstack, as well as a paper reading log to record minutes read. If using the offline option, throughout the program, please call your library to report your child's progress made.

Please note, we are not accepting completed paper challenges and activities at this time.


Summer Reading for Teens
Imagine your story in 2020!

  • Teens ages 13-17 can participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing challenges, your tween will earn tickets for virtual prize drawings!

Prize drawings will be held on August 5, 2020

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is the world's easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you're instantly connected to all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

Teen Activities

Complete these eight activities to earn extra tickets to enter into the prize drawings!

  1. Teen Reading Challenge - Pick at least five of the reading challenge topics and read a book that fits that description!
  2. Fairy Tale Word Search - Complete this fun fairy tale word search!
  3. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - Take some time to explore the great outdoors and see how many scavenger hunt items you can find!
  4. Movie and TV Characters Word Search - Complete this fun word search and see how movie and TV characters you recognize! 
  5. Medieval Times Crossword - Test your knowledge on medieval history by working through this crossword puzzle!
  6. Mythology Word Search - Complete this fun Mythology-based word search!
  7. Sudoku - Can you solve these fun number puzzles? (skill level: average)
  8. Popular Movies Word Search - Complete this fun word search and see how many of these popular movies you've watched!
  9. Book Characters Word Search- Complete this fun word search and see how many book characters you recognize!
  10. Participate in virtual library programs- Check out the library's digital escape room and numerous Kahoot! Trivia challenges. A variety of topics are available to try out below.

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Want to share something from your Teen Activities? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, your teen will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2020 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and schedule a time either through a browsing appointment or curbside delivery to pick up the necessary Summer Reading packets!

Packets are available for all ages and contain the same activities and challenges as the online version through Beanstack, as well as a paper reading log to record minutes read. If using the offline option, throughout the program, please call your library to report your progress made.

Please note, we are not accepting completed paper challenges and activities at this time.


Summer Reading for Adults
Imagine your story in 2020!

  • Adults ages 18+ can participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing challenges, your tween will earn tickets for virtual prize drawings!

Prize drawings will be held on August 5, 2020

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is the world's easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you're instantly connected to all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

Adult Activities

Complete these eight activities to earn extra tickets to enter into the prize drawings!

  1. Fairy Tale Word Search - Complete this fun fairy tale word search!
  2. Sudoku (set #1) - Can you solve these fun number puzzles? (skill level: average)
  3. Book Characters Word Search- Complete this fun word search and see how many book characters you recognize!
  4. Find-a-Book Challenge - Revisit your home library with this challenge! Find a book that fits each prompt and read a few pages. List the titles and when you've found at least ten (10), snap a picture and post a photo review on Beanstack! 
  5. Movie and TV Characters Word Search - Complete this fun word search and see how movie and TV characters you recognize! 
  6. Medieval Times Crossword - Test your knowledge on medieval history by working through this crossword puzzle!
  7. Mythology Word Search - Complete this fun Mythology-based word search!
  8. Sudoku (set #2) - Can you solve these fun number puzzles? (skill level: average)
  9. Popular Movies Word Search - Complete this fun word search and see how many of these popular movies you've watched!
  10. Participate in virtual library programs- Check out the library's digital escape room and numerous Kahoot! Trivia challenges. A variety of topics are available to try out below.

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Want to share something from your Adult Activities? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, you will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2020 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and schedule a time either through a browsing appointment or curbside delivery to pick up the necessary Summer Reading packets!

Packets are available for all ages and contain the same activities and challenges as the online version through Beanstack, as well as a paper reading log to record minutes read. If using the offline option, throughout the program, please call your library to report your progress made.

Please note, we are not accepting completed paper challenges and activities at this time.
 


Online Trivia

Test your knowledge on a variety of topics by participating in online PCDL Kahoot! Trivia Challenges.
All trivia challenges have been created by the PCDL Reference Librarian.

There's a category for everyone, so check them all out below! Topics range from Disney movies to television shows, to general trivia and literature.

To access a Kahoot! Trivia Challenge, click on the challenge name to be taken to the website where you will create a username. Once you have a username, you can begin the challenge! If you're using the Kahoot! app on a mobile device, you'll need to enter the pin number located beneath each trivia link.

Each trivia challenge is comprised of 30 questions. Be sure to note your username and come back at the end of the Summer Reading Program to see where you fell on the leader board for each trivia challenge you participated in!

For Teens and Adults: don't forget to log into your Beanstack account and complete your virtual library challenge badges for tickets to enter into the prize drawings!

 

Kahoot! Trivia Challenges

90s Nostalgia Trivia
Pin Number: 06093094

Breaking Bad Trivia
Pin Number: 01846067

Classic Literature Trivia
Pin Number: 01215783

DC Comics Trivia
Pin Number: 01202171

Disney Movies Trivia (set #1)
Pin Number: 05781356

Disney Movies Trivia (set #2)
Pin Number: 

Game of Thrones Trivia
Pin Number: 09501696

General Knowledge Trivia
Pin Number: 09958808

General US Knowledge Trivia 
Pin Number: 01611831

Harry Potter Books Trivia
Pin Number: 08630521

Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia
Pin Number: 03906966

Marvel Comics Trivia
Pin Number: 09204443

Young Adult Fiction Trivia
Pin Number: 07689000


Digital Escape Room

Do you, your family and friends have what it takes to get out of a sticky situation?
Play our themed digital escape room below from the comfort of your own home, and put your problem-solving skills to the test.

Below is the link to our Digital Escape Room along with a brief description. To access it, click on the title and be taken to the Escape Room Introduction page where your journey will begin!

Questions are not timed nor is there a limit to how many times you can attempt to answer a question.

For Teens and Adults: don't forget to log into your Beanstack account and complete your virtual library challenge badges for tickets to enter into the prize drawings!

 

Marvel Escape Room

You’ve just been recruited to the Avenger’s Initiative and report for your first day of training at the Avengers Compound Facility. While there, you learn that Loki has stolen things most dear to our familiar heroes.

Clues in the facility lead you to believe Loki has taken these items to an old HYDRA base across town. Because our heroes are essentially disarmed, it is up to you to report to the HYDRA base and solve all of the clues to locate the exact location of our heroes’ gear before Loki gets the chance to give it to the undercover HYDRA operatives.

Do you have what it takes to escape the HYDRA base with everyone's gear?