By John Rodgers
Have you started summer reading at your library yet? Animal lovers and book lovers — or, in other words, everyone — will want to swing by their local library in June and July for the 2021 summer reading program, “Tails & Tales.” Take part in a jungle-size celebration of free programming, featuring a visit from Zoo Atlanta and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park representatives, special storytimes and a chance to meet exotic animals and birds up close. Explore calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib for the full schedule, or pick up a summer reading program guide at the library.
“While we continue to add new service hours at all locations during the phased reopening of our libraries, we’re excited to welcome the return of safe, and socially distant, in-person library programming, including storytimes and outdoor crafting events,” said Anita Summers, executive director of Sequoyah Regional Library System. “As you start donning your sunglasses and preparing for summer, mark your calendars to enjoy some classic library fun.”
So, how can you register for our summer reading program? Visit Beanstack, the library’s online portal, where you can log the books or minutes you’ve read, post reviews, set reading goals and complete summer challenges. Get rewarded for your reading by tracking your activity on Beanstack for the chance to win concert tickets, gift cards, food coupons and more. All ages can participate in summer reading challenges through the end of July. Sign up individually, or as a family, by downloading the free Beanstack app or visiting sequoyahregionallibrary.beanstack.org.
Speaking of free, have you delayed visiting your library because of fines? Our libraries are going fine-free to celebrate the 2021 summer reading program. Starting in June and running through the end of July, items returned to the library will not have overdue fines! Even if you can’t find your library card, bring your ID to your local library, and a staff member will be happy to update your account.
New reading challenges and programming will be added all summer, so gallop over to sequoyahregionallibrary.org/srp for the latest on summer happenings and partnerships. Unleash the reading animal inside you with “Tails & Tales,” and we’ll see you this summer!