The Nature of Reading
Adult Summer Library Program 2023 (June 1–August 15)
Join us as we tend to our ever-growing literacy habits with the theme “The Nature of Reading.” This year’s goal is to read 25 hours total, which is an average of 30 minutes per day, five days per week.
This year, nurture your literacy skills by completing up to nine extra challenges and claim a small prize for every three challenges fulfilled.
Track Your Progress: Go paperless!
Beanstack, a web-based challenge tracker, is the easiest way for you to track your progress. There is also a Beanstack Tracker app for both iOS and Android).
Is internet access a barrier?
Download and print the Nature of Reading flyer, or pick one up at the library. The back of the flyer can be used to log your progress.
August 15 is the last day to submit your entry. Call 715-839-5004, or return it to Information & Reference in the library (hours and map). Finished early? Please help us out by calling early!
This year’s grand prize drawing is for one of three themed prize baskets: Gardening, Reading, or Cooking.
Complete additional challenges to win prizes! For every three challenges you complete, you can claim a small prize. Just note your progress in Beanstack or bring your paper Activity Log.
- Fruits of labor: Visit a farmer’s market.
- Try a new growing medium: Read an article from a newspaper, magazine, or online publication.
- Expand your horizons: Explore a new-to-you outdoor space or outdoor activity.
- Branch out: Try a new recipe with in-season produce.
- Sound garden: Attend an outdoor concert such as:
• Mondays: Kickin’ it Country at River Prairie in Altoona.
• Tuesdays: Tuesday Night Blues at Owen Park.
• Wednesdays: Rock’n on the River at River Prairie in Altoona.
• Thursdays: Sounds Like Summer at Phoenix Park.
- A visual feast: Visit the library’s art gallery, featuring the collaborative show Food for Thought, starting June 12.
- Cultivating community: Volunteer with a local organization or cause.
- Growth of the mind: Research a topic or subject from a book you read.
- Explore your roots: Research an ancestor or have a genealogical discussion with a family member.
Questions? 715-839-5004 | email@example.com
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.