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Summer Reading Programs 2021 – June 1- July 31

Brazoria County’s Summer Reading Challenge has something for all ages. Join us and read for fun and prizes, participate in online crafts and enjoy all kinds of virtual programming for families, kids, teens, and adults! In addition, each branch will have a selection of in-person programs available. Visit branch web pages and calendars for more details.

Read for Prizes:
Kids read 15 hours for a Certificate + 1 book of choice + Medal + Special Prize + Crocodile Encounter Ticket + opportunities to win a Branch Prize + automatic entry for Branch Quilt + 1 e-Ticket for the County Grand Prize

Teens read 30 hours for a choice of 1 iron-on patch + 1 book of choice + 1 Funko Pop! Keychain of choice + opportunities to win a Branch Prize + automatic entry for Branch Quilt + 1 e-Ticket for the County Grand Prize

Adults read 40 hours for a “Stay Cool” prize pack + entry for a Branch Prize + automatic entry into Tablet drawing

Reading can be logged on the Beanstack Tracker App, on bclstx.beanstack.org or on the printed BCLS Reading Log.
Children's Log    Teen/Adult Log.
Virtual Programs—most programs will be available through August, after its premier showing.
New programs each week:

Family Programs—Tuesdays @ 1:00 | Children’s Programs—Wednesdays @ 2:00 | Teen Programs—Thursdays @ 3:00

28 different programs available on YouTube and through links on Facebook.

June Calendar    July Calendar
Information about Programs for Families: Nature Notes with the Texas Master Naturalists-Cradle of Texas Chapter
Crafts2Go at each branch: Crochet A Bookworm for June and Sidewalk Chalk for July. Pick up at your library branch whiles supplies last!
Additional Resources for Learning, Reading and Fun!
Brazoria County Library System Resources—a BCLS Library Card is needed to access these resources.

BCLS eBranch – eBooks, eAudio Books, eMagazines and more, available with your library card
BiblioBoard — Write, create and publish your own work using this great service.
Newsbank — A great set of activities and downloadable items to support the 2021 Summer Reading theme “Tails and Tales”. Users of all ages will enjoy exploring true tales about tails and other fun facts about animals.
Sebco Books — eBook database for PreK-5 with an emphasis on Science topics. login:brazoria password:books
TumbleBook Library — Animated books for grades K-6
Other Resources
Scratch – Create stories, games and animations that you can share with others
Explore.org – Live Cams of different animals
Dad Lab — Easy to do experiments for young children
Signum University – Signum University holds free virtual summer camps in the month of July around different titles for all ages. View past programs and check back for their updated summer camp book lists!
Virtual Field Trips — Made available by The Educators’ Spin On It. Some of the sites include Colonial Williamsburg, different zoos around America, the Pyramids in Egypt, museums around the world, and much more!
Special thanks to:
Brazoria County Library System Foundation
Brazoria County Historical Museum
Crocodile Encounter of Angleton
Davy Jones
Plantation Quilting Guild
Texas Master Naturalist-Cradle of Texas Chapter
Whataburger
BCLS Staff: Jennifer Trusty, Layna Lewis, Perla Camacho-Cedillo, Maria Ward, & Caleb Griffith