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The Summer Reading Program is intended to encourage reading throughout the break from structured classroom instruction.  The program will include reading activities, special productions, crafts, digital learning and games.  In an effort to make the program accessible to all children in Randolph County, we have decided to make activities available during all library hours, and open to all ages.


Prizes will be awarded periodically throughout the Summer Break, and a celebration is planned for all participants just before their return to school.


​We hope you will join us for the following weeks' IMAGINE YOUR STORY!

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IMAGINE YOUR STORY Summer Reading Program encourages reading, investigation, creativity, and learning through reading activities, games, and imaginative programs. 


The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library invites you to follow these steps to be rewarded with improved studies, quality family time, prizes, and interactive fun for the whole summer! 

PARTICIPATE FROM HOME!

General FAQs

Who can participate? 

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens,—everyone! Children who are too young to read by themselves can participate with an adult. Parents or caretakers are welcome to sign young children up and read to them.


How do I create a family account?


If you are a parent or guardian and would like to create a family account to manage your children's accounts, simply follow the directions to create an account for yourself, then follow the prompts to register your children. If you have already created an account for yourself, log in and click on the "Account" button on the top menu of your screen, then select "Add Child Account." If your child also already has an account, select "Link Existing Account."
 
Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader? 
Of course! It’s all the same to us.
 
Can I count audiobooks? 
You bet!
 
Can I join the program after its official start date? 
Of course! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done since the program's official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.
 
Can I count reading that I did before the official start date? 
We ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program, DATES TBA.
 
I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?

If you entered your email address when you registered, you can retrieve your password via email. From the Login page, click on “Did you forget your password? Get it by email.”
If you did not enter your email address when you registered, staff can help you change your password. If I forgot my Username  
How can I retrieve it?
Call  the library and ask!  (304) 637-0287


The program keeps track of all the points a reader earns and notifies him or her when prizes are won for reading achievement. Educational games unlock as more points and badges are awarded and the missions offer points for completing tasks such as outdoor activities and art projects. Visit the DSCL READsquared website to register or log-in.



Sign up online for the summer and winter reading programs by visiting our ERCPL READsquared Page.

Participate from ANYWHERE!

​Details coming soon! Dates for 2020 in-library programming will be set after COVID-19 threat is over. 

Free to Children of All Ages! 

An Open-House Style reading program that lets you attend during any regular library hours!

May 21

Pick up your Libraries Rock BINGO Card at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library or at your school. 


June 8: Pick up a copy of the Teen Summer Reading Book: Adaptation by Malinda Lo.


June 10-15

Star Wars vs Star Trek!  We are blasting off into outer space right away with everything fun from both amazing stories!

BONUS!  June 8, 12-4:00 p.m.:  Kickoff Summer Reading at our Star Wars Cantina party at the library! Come in COSTUME and get an Extra Prize Drawing Entry!4-5:00 p.m. Cantina Party for Rising High School Freshmen-Seniors ONLY!



June 17-22

Men In Black/Area 51 Week!  Universe of Stories explores Men In Black theories and the mysteries around Area 51.  Learn about Gray Barker, a WV author who invented the MIB Theory! 

Bonus Activity: Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 p.m.: Attend a presentation by Archivist Catherine Norko and learn about Gray Barker's life, his books, and the hoax that started it all!  Attendance gets another entry into weekly prize drawing.


June 24-29

Astrology and Constellation Week!  Check out the stars, learn about your sign, and find out the history of constellations and when they appear.  

Bonus Activity:  Saturday, June 29, Noon to 4:00 p.m.: StarLab will be set up at the YMCA!  Stop in this Planetarium for an out of this world experience! Get a tour of our solar system and be entered for an extra chance to win weekly prize drawing!


July 1-6

Journey to Mars Week!  Learn about our closest neighbor, the race to land on Mars, what it's like on the red planet and more! 

Bonus Activity: Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.  No Place Like Space Workshop!  Help us extend greetings to Martian friends.  Join us in your jammies for a Martian bedtime story and make a stuffed Martian friend of your own! Your Martian will spend the night in the library to learn about life on Earth, and you pick your space buddy up on July 3 to take home forever.  PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this event!  Registration will be announced on Facebook.


July 8-13

Solar System  Week!  Make your own mini-solar system, learn about the planets, the sun, and how many rings are around Saturn!  

Bonus Activity: TBA


July 15-20

To The Moon Week!  Universe of Stories narrows its scope to our Moon! Learn about the great Space Race, the landing on the moon, phases of the moon and listen to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon.

Bonus Activity: TBA  


July 22-27

NASA Week!  Learn about Astronauts, rocket science, space missions and more.

Bonus Activity: Tuesday, July 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Visit With Solar Ambassador Josh Revels for Sunny Snacks and Solar Observations, presentation on NASA and a Star Party!  Attendance gains extra entry into weekly prize drawings.


July 29- Aug 3
Media Martians Week!  Learn what humans think life on Mars should look like throughout the ages.  Meet Mork from Ork, Marvin the Martian, The Coneheads, The MonStars, and more!  

Bonus Activity: Thursday, August 1, 6:00 p.m. Watch SPACE JAM with us!  Attendance gets additional entry into weekly prize drawing.  Popcorn provided! 


Universe of Stories Final Blast!

A final event will be scheduled to celebrate a Summer of Reading and our travels through the Universe!  



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PLUS!

Weekly Details Below.

Step 1:  Start with BINGO!  


Each week will have a new theme that pertains to IMAGINE YOUR STORY!  From Damsels, dungeons and royalty to  fairy tales, legends, and mythology we challenge you complete FIVE READING ACTIVITIES prior to attending.  Turn in a completed card or finish on the READsquared App.  Do one activity in each column that forms the BINGO pattern, and be entered for end-of-summer Grand Prizes! Pick up the first printed BINGO card at the library once we re-open complete the card and activities and bring with you..  



Step 2:   Come On In! 


Stop in the library each week and turn in your completed BINGO card.  Then complete the activities set up throughout the library that week.  Each activity completed will enter you again for prizes.  Take a numbered card from each station to the circulation desk to enter!




Step 3:   Launch More Chances to Win with Bonus Activities! 


If you complete All the Activities, you can still get more chances to win by attending one of our weekly scheduled activities.  Each week there will a bonus that matches the theme.  Party at the Star Wars Cantina on Saturday, June 8, check out the StarLab, learn more about the WV inventor of the Men In Black theory, or join us for a stuffed alien sleepover!

            
Step 4:  Get Your Next Bingo Card!


Don't forget to get a BINGO Card for the next week's prize entry and activities!  That's It!  Complete the new card and come in next week when it is convenient to participate again. 

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READsquared is currently being set up!  Sign Up will be available by May 1, 2020.

​Dates for In-Library Participation will depend on safe

re-opening due to COVID-19 quarantine and precautions. 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2020

The program keeps track of all the points a reader earns and notifies him or her when prizes are won for reading achievement. Educational games unlock as more points and badges are awarded and the missions offer points for completing tasks such as outdoor activities and art projects. Visit the Midland READsquared website to register or log-in.
If you would like a paper reading log, we have those available at the Library, or click here to print .

SIGN UP & DOWNLOAD THE APP

Sign up online by visiting our ERCPL READsquared website or

at the  Library once re-opened.

CREATE A FAMILY ACCOUNT

If you are a parent or guardian and would like to create a family account to manage your children's accounts, simply follow the directions to create an account for yourself, then follow the prompts to register your children. If you have already created an account for yourself, log in and click on the "Account" button on the top menu of your screen, then select "Add Child Account." If your child also already has an account, select "Link Existing Account."


When I complete badges through READsquared does this mean I have won a prize from the library?
Yes, pick up your prizes at Centennial Library Youth Services or Adult Services.


Prizes will be given for reading log achievement throughout the Summer, and for participation at the end of the Summer Reading Program.  Prizes TBA. Prizes for reading log achievements may be picked up when a goal is reached during regular library open hours.  *Prizes accumulated during statewide quarantine due to COVID-19 will be given upon re-opening. 


Participants may enter one (1) time for end-of-summer participation prize drawing per activity per week.  The more you read and participate, the more you are entered to win!

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