Friday, May 29, 2020

Kids Summer Reading Program 2020

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2020 Children's Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1st - August 21st, 2020
How it Works:
  1. This program is for children ages 0 through 12.
  2. Starting June 1st register yourself and your family for our online Summer Reading Program at https://ottumwa.readsquared.com .
  3. As you read this summer log the minutes you read or the number of books you finish into your Read Squared account to earn points. You can also complete certain missions through Read Squared to earn more points!
  4. For every 100 points you earn, you are awarded a digital badge and after you have earned certain points a prize will be mailed out to the address you registered with.
  5. When you reach 1000 points you have completed the program! Then call the library at (641) 682-7563 to schedule a time to pick up your final prize.
  6. One child from each age category that finishes the Summer Reading Program will win a Grand Prize!
What Can You Win ?!?!? And the Grand Prizes Are...
Infant/Toddler/Preschool Grand Prize
Puppet Theater and 4 Hand Puppets
Infant/Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize
Imagine Your Story Prize Pack!
K-5th Grades Grand Prize
Light Up Glow Drawing Board and a $50 Amazon Gift Card
K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize
Imagine Your Story Prize Pack!
6th-8th Grades
$75 Amazon Gift Card
6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize
Imagine Your Story Prize Pack!
Prize Winners Will Be Announced August 22nd.

June Schedule of Virtual Entertainment!
Friday, June 5th at 10AM
Join us on the Library’s Facebook page for a new Dizzy the Clown video, made just for the kids in the Summer Reading Program!
Tuesday, June 9th at 10AM
Join us on the Library’s Facebook page for a new Absolute Science video full of exciting science experiments sure to amaze and astound!
Tuesday, June 16th at 10AM
A live performance over Zoom of Magician Mikayla Oz! All children registered for the Summer Reading Program through Read Squared will receive an email that includes the Zoom Link for this performance. You can also email the children’s department at children@ottumwapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom Link.
Tuesday, June 23rd at 10AM
A new Absolute Science video will debut on the Library’s Facebook Page!
Monday, June 29th at 10AM
Traveling Lantern Theater Video performance of Sherlock Holmes Takes the Case! All children registered for the Summer Reading Program through Read Squared will receive an email that includes the website and password for this show. You can also email the children’s department at children@ottumwapubliclibrary.org for the website and password.
Check back with us at the end of June for July's Schedule!
* A note about this summer's performances:
Please DO NOT record any performance or post performance links or passwords on the internet. Doing so will violate the library’s contracts with these performers.*
Sponsors
A very special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Ottumwa Kiwanis, OPL Friends, John Deere, Tee-Rex Mini Golf, Dr. Dwayne Patritto DDS Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas Evans DDS Pediatric Dentist, Ottumwa Printing,Kent and Leisa Walker, Eastview Animal Hospital, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition N. A. Inc., Casey’s General Store, Taco Johns, NuCara Pharmacy, US Bank, KTVO News, Richwell Carpet and Cabinet Center Inc, Dani’s Auto Supply, KC Corporate Living and Community 1st Credit Union.

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