Join Miss Tia for summer reading story time on Tuesday or Wednesday at 10:30am (starting June 6). Each lesson will include a selected story, snack, experiment or activity, and craft. Guest speakers featuring the Mayor of Ridgway, Big Maple Family Farm, and others to encourage community involvement and working together!
ECCOTA artists-in-residence workshops, Carnegie Science Center's STEM on the Road programs, local author book signing events, gardening classes, book sales, and MORE this summer at the Ridgway Public Library. Find all events and programs on the Event Calendar (hard copies available in the library vestibule).
Pre-Registration begins May 19. Reading Challenges begin June 1.
Click here to register for RPL's Summer Reading Program.
What is the Summer Reading Program (SRP)? The SRP is a collaborative initiative across the United States to encourage young children and students to participate in fun, literacy-based activities. Participants who come to the Ridgway Public Library's summer reading story times and events continue their educational quest for knowledge, develop a lifelong love for reading, and join in skill-building group exercises.
Who can participate? This year, we want the entire family to participate and help meet the summer goal of reading over 500 books! Is it free? The SRP Story Time (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Teen Book Chat (Fridays) are FREE but registration is required.
How do I register? Click on the Beanstack logo above to register. We encourage all SRP participants to download the Beanstack mobile app on your cell phone. It's free and easy to use (for both android and apple users). Plus, you can register your entire family under one account. Contact the library if you need assistance.
What challenge should I register my child for? Challenges are based on age. When you register you or your child, a challenge will automatically appear beginning June 1.
What are the challenge goals/What do I track? Family Readers (0-6) should be reading at least 2 books per week to meet the goal of 20 books for the summer. Independent Readers (6-11) should be reading approximately 720 minutes this summer (averaging out to about 72 minutes per week). Teen Readers (11-17) should be reading approximately 1500 minutes (25 hours) this summer (which is about 2 hours per week). Adult Readers (18+) should read 10 books this summer to meet their goal.
Do audiobooks count towards my reading log? Yes, audiobooks can count towards your goal! Find even more reading material on Overdrive with your Ridgway Library card! Download Libby, the mobile app for Overdrive content, to access reading materials on the go. What if I don't have a home computer or cell phone? If you don't create an account, you will complete a registration packet as an "offline participant". A library assistant will provide you with reading logs and instructions.
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