Hello readers! Though we have not been able to see you at the library this summer, we know you have been reading hard since school ended. Now it’s time to celebrate! Starting Monday, August 10 we will be offering FREE “Grab and Go” summer reading prize bags with a surprise book and other goodies for kids and teens! Prize pickup will take place at the library during the first two hours of curbside services in front of the Community Room (just around the corner from the main library entrance) Monday through Friday, and in front of the main entrance on Saturday.
Prize Pickup Hours:
- Monday-Wednesday, 3-5 pm, Outside Community Room
- Thursday-Friday, 10am-12pm, Outside Community Room
- Saturday, 10am-12pm, Outside Front of Library*
*Please approach the table in front of the library entrance for Saturday pickups and let staff know that you are there for summer reading prizes, along with the ages of your children. Staff will place bags on the table. You are free to take them once staff steps back inside.
Note that all prizes will be concealed in a bag and organized by age range. Please only handle bags you intend to take, and do not return them once they have been picked up. Items in Grab and Go bags have been preselected and quarantined for your safety. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any other choices. While waiting to receive prizes, we ask that families remain safely distanced by at least 6 feet from others. The queue will be marked. Approach the table one family at a time. Because physical distancing is difficult in our limited space, we appreciate your help to keep everyone healthy by wearing masks.
- Do I need to register for a pickup appointment?
No, feel free to drop by during the times listed above. Quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
- Do my children need to be present to collect a prize?
No, you are welcome to take bags for any children who are not present at the time of pickup.
- Can I take more than one bag?
Please limit to one bag per child.
- Do I need to bring something to prove my child has completed summer reading?
No, all are welcome to participate in the giveaway. We hope you will continue to join us for online programming, weekly challenges, and more!
- Do I need to wear a mask?
We appreciate masks in case physical distancing is not possible on the sidewalk. Staff will also be wearing masks and gloves.
- Where is the Community Room?
The Community Room is just around the corner from the main library entrance next to US World Class Taekwondo. Signs will be posted on the library windows to direct you if you are not sure how to find it.
- Will there be books in other languages?
Yes, we do have a limited quantity of books in Spanish.
- What are the age ranges on the bags?
Bags are organized by ages 0-2 (board books), 3-5 (picture books), 6-8 (picture books, early readers, and beginning chapter books), 9-11 (chapter books and graphic novels), 12-14, and 15-18. Due to limited quantities, please only select the range that matches your child’s age.
- How long will these giveaways be available?
Giveaways will take place from August 10 through September 12, or as long as supplies last. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates before traveling to the library.
- What if I am not able to make it to the library during any of the times listed?
We cannot guarantee accommodations, but we will do our best. Please contact the library at 503-259-0185, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see about alternative arrangements.
- Who should I ask if I have other questions about Summer Reading?
Please contact the library at 503-259-0185, or email email@example.com with any questions.
- What are Curbside Services?
The library offers curbside holds pickup by appointment Monday-Wednesday, 3-6pm, and Thursday-Saturday, 10am-1pm. Learn more here.