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Please wear a mask while attending any indoor activities this summer at the library.

Summer Reading Events and Activities

June 1 - July 25

Summer Reading @DPL

Get ready for a WILD summer at Derby Public Library! The Youth Services librarians have planned events and activities for babies all the way up to teens. This year's theme is Tails and Tales, so get ready to shake your tail feather at Preschool Storytime, learn about wild and mythical creatures in Library Explorers, and play crazy animal games in Teen Tuesday.

Be sure to sign up for our reading challenge through the Beanstack Reading Tracker. More information can be found below. Don't hesitate to the call the library and ask for the Youth Services desk if you have any questions!

Click here to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge!

New to Beanstack? Click HERE for more detailed instructions.

Reading Challenge Details

Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack and events on the library calendar begins June 1, 2021.  Remember, all reading and activities need to be logged in Beanstack and prizes picked up by 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Birth to age 3: There are 4 activities in each of the 5 early literacy practices for caregivers to complete with their child. Many of these activities may be things you already do with your child.  If something isn't age appropriate for your child, replace it with reading a book.

Preschool to entering 5th grade: Read (or be read to) for 12 hours.

Teens (entering 6th grade to entering 12th grade): Read for 12 hours.

Everyone birth to age 18 who signs up for and completes the summer reading challenge will receive a prize package that includes:

  • Prize Book of your choice
  • 1 pass to Rock River Rapids (child, adult combo pass)
  • Coupon good for two games of bowling from Derby Bowling
  • One entry to win the grand prize for their age group

*Prize availability may be limited due to facilities not being open, per Covid-19 Guidelines.

Grand Prizes

Complete your reading challenge and be entered into the grand prize drawing for your age group!

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