Summer Reading

Summer Reading and the Summer Challenge runs from June 15, 2019 to August 30, 2019.


READ

Become a part of our community of readers by reading for 20 minutes a day this summer! Earn rewards for reading and earn points toward virtual raffle tickets for two summer reading raffles!


NEW this summer:
  • Receive 100 bonus points just for registering.
  • Earn 3 points for every 20 minutes read.
  • Earn 100 points for each reading milestone completed.

Reading Milestones
  • 6 hours
  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 36 hours
  • 50 hours

To find and complete challenges, log into Summer Reading and visit My Account.

CHALLENGE

Want to go even further with your summer reading and learning? Take the Summer Challenge and extend summer reading with fun, interactive learning challenges and experiences.


Complete challenges in five categories. Earn a virtual badge and points towards a virtual raffle ticket for each challenge you complete.


BACK THIS YEAR! 360° Photo Challenges
Examine these interactive photos online and find the hidden code contained within each photo.


To record your reading time, log into Summer Reading and click on CHALLENGE.

SEARCH

Search for the stars!


Hidden badges can be found at the Main Library, Westacres Branch and on staff t-shirts throughout the summer.


There are 84 different hidden badges. Each has a special code that is redeemable for points.

  • 23 at Westacres
  • 51 at Main Library
  • 10 on T-Shirts

To enter hidden badge codes, log into Summer Reading and click on REDEEM.


Register

To get started, create an account. Begin recording reading hours and completing challenges on June 15. Register before kickoff day and receive 25 bonus points!.


Join anytime throughout the summer.


Registration is open to:

  • Residents of West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake or Sylvan Lake who have a West Bloomfield Township Public Library library card in good standing.
  • Non-resident students and families enrolled in the West Bloomfield School District with a student card.
  • Students and their families of Keith or Pleasant Lake Elementary School or Walnut Creek Middle School of the Walled Lake School District with a student card.
  • Students and their families of Lone Pine Elementary or West Hills Middle School of the Bloomfield Hills School District with a student card.

Rewards

Register for Summer Reading and receive your registration brag tag and chain (Read to Me and Youth) or your registration button (Young Adult).


Reward 1

Read 6 hours and earn your first reward.


Read to Me, Youth and Young Adult participants will earn 1 book from the Summer’s End Book Fair.


Adult participants will earn a $5 gift certificate to the Friendshop, the Friends of the Library book and gift shop.

Reward 2

Earn 600 points through reading or any combination of reading, challenges and searches and earn your second reward.


A Universe of Stories magnetic bookmark for Read to Me, Youth, Young Adult and Adult participants will be rewarded at this time.

Earn virtual drawing tickets for every 100 reading or challenge points you earn. Keep track of your points on the scoreboard.


Rewards will be awarded through 2 drawings during the summer:

  • Drawing #1- July 20
  • Drawing #2- August 31

Book Fair:

Read to Me, Youth and Young Adult


Earn a book for each reading milestone you meet for up to 5 books earned.


Receive a brag tag (Read to Me and Youth) or a button (Young Adult) for each reading milestone met.

Drawings

July 20


Birth - 12 months
  • (1) Stack N Nest Sensory Toys
  • (1) My First Match-Ups
  • (1) Alphabet Puzzle Blocks
  • (1) ABC 123 Sorting Rocket
1 year - 3 years
  • (1) Alphabots
  • (1) Ready for PS Backpack
  • (1) Count and Build Tot Bot
  • (1) Space Play Tent
3 years - 5 years
  • (1) Fisher Price Rocktopus
  • (1) Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Exploration Building Set
  • (1) Magna-Tiles
  • (1) Rhyme and Sort Rockets
Grades K-2
  • (4) Hand Controlled Helicopter Ball
  • (4) RC Smart Programmable Rechargeable Robot Toy
  • (4) Wooden Spaceship Kit
Grades 3-5
  • (4) Mini Drone
  • (4) RC Smart Programmable Rechargeable Robot Toy
  • (4) Craft-tastic String Art Kit Space Edition
Grades 6-12
  • (1) Nintendo Switch
  • (1) In My Room Star Theater Pro Home Planetarium Light Projector and Night Light
  • (1) Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15X70 Binoculars
Adults
  • (12) Amazon Fire Tablet

August 31


Birth - 12 months
  • (1) Stack N Nest Sensory Toys
  • (1) My First Match-Ups
  • (1) Alphabet Puzzle Blocks
  • (1) ABC 123 Sorting Rocket
1 year - 3 years
  • (1) Alphabots
  • (1) Ready for PS Backpack
  • (1) Count and Build Tot Bot
  • (1) Space Play Tent
3 years - 5 years
  • (1) Fisher Price Rocktopus
  • (1) Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Exploration Building Set
  • (1) Magna-Tiles
  • (1) Rhyme and Sort Rockets
Grades K-2
  • (4) Hand Controlled Helicopter Ball
  • (4) RC Smart Programmable Rechargeable Robot Toy
  • (4) Wooden Spaceship Kit
Grades 3-5
  • (4) Mini Drone
  • (4) RC Smart Programmable Rechargeable Robot Toy
  • (4) Craft-tastic String Art Kit Space Edition
Grades 6-12
  • (1) Nintendo Switch
  • (1) In My Room Star Theater Pro Home Planetarium Light Projector and Night Light
  • (1) Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15X70 Binoculars
Adults
  • (12) Amazon Fire Tablet

*Thank you to the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library for sponsoring rewards for Summer Reading and Summer Challenges.