Summer reading programs have begun at Mesa Public Library and White Rock Library. Courtesy photo
COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Adult and Youth summer reading programs at Mesa Public and White Rock Branch Libraries are underway. Both programs will run at both libraries from June 6 through July 30 and will accommodate all ages categories, including infants and toddlers. Read books, complete fun activities, and track your progress to earn prizes or tickets to apply toward prize drawings (depending on your age category). Most program activities are logged online through a user-friendly platform called Beanstack. If you already have a free Beanstack account, log in to get started. If you don’t already have an account, look for the Beanstack icon on the library’s homepage, LosAlamosLibrary.org, to create one, or ask for help at a library service desk.
Adults: You have a shot at winning great prizes, including tickets for George R.R. Martin’s Sky Railway Adventure Train, a Kindle Fire HD 10, gift certificates to REI, Village Arts, Samizdat Bookstore, and more! Once you’ve registered for the challenge in Beanstack, swing by one of the library’s main service desks to claim your registration prize (available while supplies last). Read books, write reviews, and complete activities to earn badges. Earning badges awards you digital tickets that can be applied toward any of six different prize packages. You can apply all your tickets to a single prize package, or you can divide your tickets up to try and win multiple prizes.
Teens: Track books read to earn a free book and chances to win great prizes. Teen scratchers are available daily at both libraries! Scratcher instant winners get a small prize. Losing scratcher tickets go into a bin for a bigger prize drawing held once weekly for 8 weeks. Teen prize drawings will be held for a set of Bluetooth wireless ear buds, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, and an ultimate snack package.
Children: Track reading time to earn beads and a book. Earn activity badges in Beanstack to get specially shaped beads. Each week brings fun new programs and a question of the week (see a youth librarian at either library). Prizes also include stickers, snacks, and more! Paper trackers are available for caregivers of children ages 0-3 years.
Participation in this program is free to the public is made possible by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries. Do you have questions or need help with registration? Adults: Please call the main service desk at Mesa Public Library at (505) 662-8250 or the White Rock Branch Library at (505) 662-8265. Youth: Please call (505) 662-8257.