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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program

To promote and engage reading, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library invites children to join the summer reading program. This year’s summer reading program will be held from June 18th through July 23rd. Instead of the traditional summer reading programs, the Library has moved the entire summer reading program, "Imagine Your Story", to an online platform because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Imagine Your Story!” is the 2020 Summer Reading Program theme. The purpose of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage the youth of our community to check out e-books from the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library and to maintain reading levels that they have achieved during the school year. You can access our ebook collection through the LIBBY app, and Hoopla on Google Play or the Apple App store on your smart device. Any desktop computer browser can also access the same ebook collection at libbyapp.com/welcome or hoopla | streaming audiobooks, music, video & ebooks. Please contact the Main Library if you are experiencing difficulty getting logged into the applications. 


Parents can register their children for the 2020 Summer Reading Program by going to the following link: http://pbjcls.readsquared.com/
The age groups are as follow:


Pre-K: Ages 0 - 4
Children: Ages 5 - 13
Teens: Ages 13 - 17
Adults: Ages 18 – 99


Points can be obtained for each book that is read. This can be accomplished by reading by minutes, days, pages, E-books, and Audiobooks.


Pre - K:
1 book = 30 points (for every book read that will be 30 points).
1 page = 5 points
1 paragraph = 1 point(s)
1 minute(s) = 1 point(s)
1 Day(s) = 35 points
1 Audiobooks = 25 points
1 E-book = 15 points
1 picture books = 30 points


Children
1 book(s) = 30 points
1 page(s) = 25 points
1 minute(s) = 1 point(s)
1 Day (s) = 30 points
1 Audiobook(s) = 25 points
1 E-book = 40 points


Teens
1 Book(s) = 60 points
1 Page(s) = 1 point
1 Minute(s) = 1 point(s)
1 Day(s) = 35 points
1 Audio Book(s) = 40 points
1 E-Book = 25 points


Adults
1 Book(s) = 25 points
1 Page(s) = 1 point(s)
1 Minute(s) = 1 point(s)
1 Day(s) = 20 points
1 Audiobook(s) = 15 points
1 E-Book(s) = 25.00


Participants can accumulate up to 1000 points per day. For the children, there are 9 badge levels:

0 – children registration badge
100 pts. level 1
200 pts. level 2 up to level 9 which is the highest level to be completed. At the end of level 9, there will be a badge prize.


Be sure to register online at http://pbjcls.readsquared.com/  and join in the fun.