Reading Challenges are a great way to keep children reading during holiday periods, prepare little ones for Kindergarten, or just to get you reading more or trying new authors and genres.
Current Reading Challenges Available with Effingham Public Library
2021 Summer Reading Program
Welcome to our 2021 Summer Reading Program, Reading Colors Your World!
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins May 15, 2021. The program begins June 1 and ends July 30. You can join anytime throughout those dates and backdate for the days you have already read. Participation is open to anyone in Effingham and surrounding communities.
A library card is not needed to participate.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Studies show that reading with your child provides great opportunities for bonding and learning. Reading together is fun and gives children the early literacy skills they need. Reading to your child in an interactive style can also raise IQ by 6 points! That’s why we’re introducing 1,000 Books Before kindergarten.
Log the name of the book and the date you read it online on our Beanstack website or on the log provided by the library. Don’t forget to include books read by caregivers, teachers, and siblings!
Along the way your child can earn fun stickers. When they make it to 1,000 books we have a very special book for them to collect. We’ll also invite them to a special Back to School event at the Library to celebrate their success.
It’s that easy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can participate in this program?
Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
How long will the program take?
The program will take any where from a few months to a few years. The program is self‐paced and will depend on how often you read together.
How many of my children can participate?
All of them (provided they have not yet started kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family!
You can track your family’s reading online through the Beanstack website
or download the app onto your phone or tablet.