Summer Learning Challenge

Imagine Your Story: June 13, 2020 through July 30, 2020

 

Imagine your story with fantasy and fairytale themed stories and prizes! The Carson City Library’s virtual Summer Learning Challenge encourages and rewards readers of all ages while also providing fun educational programs and special events!

 

Summer Learning at the Carson City Library - 2020

Register:

Starting June 1st, pre-register by clicking on Register/Sign In Here or download the Beanstack app for Apple or Android. To learn how to use Beanstack, the Summer Learning Challenge tracker, visit this training playlist created by Carson City Library staff. Starting June 13th, all reading hours must be logged into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account in order to earn and receive prizes. Call 775-283-7590 or email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org for assistance. You must have a Carson City library card to participate in our virtual Summer Learning Challenge. Come to our virtual Summer Learning Kickoff event via Zoom on June 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM to learn about this year's program, ask questions, get a sneak peek of this year's grand prizes, learn about our new take-home kits for all ages, and more!

Read:

Ages 0-5

Build early reading and language skills with your child by completing fun, developmental activities.  Complete two Game Cards (20 activities) to enter our Grand Prize Raffle and receive a board book! At least 20 activities must be logged in your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by 8:59PM on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 to be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle held on July 31st, 2020.

Ages 6-11

Develop early language skills with your child by reading or listening to books.  Read a total of 15 hours to enter our Grand Prize Raffle and earn extra tickets along the way! At least 15 hours of reading must be logged in your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by 8:59PM on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 to be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle held on July 31st, 2020. 

Ages 12-17

Be prepared to succeed by reading and discussing literature.  Read a total of 20 hours to enter our Grand Prize Raffle and earn extra tickets along the way! At least 20 hours of reading must be logged in your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by 8:59PM on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 to be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle held on July 31st, 2020. 

Ages 18 and Up

Experience the joy of reading.  Read a total of 30 hours to enter our Grand Prize Raffle and earn extra tickets along the way! At least 30 hours of reading must be logged in your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by 8:59PM on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 to be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle held on July 31st, 2020. 

Take-Home Kits:

A new feature of this year's program! Take-home kits are available for all ages and include themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer. Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to schedule to pick-up your take-home kit starting the week of June 14th, 2020. Receive additional Grand Prize Raffle tickets for every take-home kit activity you complete between June 13th and July 30th. Log your completed activities in your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by 8:59PM on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 to be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle held on July 31st, 2020. 

Participate in Virtual Events:

Receive additional Grand Prize Raffle tickets for every virtual event attended between June 13th and July 30th. All virtual programs require pre-registration to assist in preparation and planning. To register for a virtual event, visit our calendar by clicking here. Find the virtual program that you are interested in and click the program title. Complete the appropriate fields to register. Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org for questions or additional assistance.

Earn Prizes:

Join us on Friday, July 31st from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM via Zoom for the virtual End of Summer Learning Challenge Party, to celebrate Harry Potter's 40th Birthday and find out who the Grand Prize Raffle winners are!

 

 

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

 

                                  

   

   Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza     

 

        Smith's Grocery and Deli                      Applebee's

 

 

            


 


Register, Read, Participate

Summer Learning 2020 at the Carson City Library 

Register

  • Click “Register/Sign In Here”.
    • “Register an Individual or Family”- Use this option if you did not participate in the Summer Learning Challenge last year.
    • “Already Registered on this site?” - “Sign In Here”- Use this if you participated in the Summer Learning Challenge last year. *If you forgot your password, there will be an option to reset it on the login page.*
  • Download the Beanstack App:
    • Download the Beanstack app on your Apple or Android device. To learn how to use Beanstack, the Summer Learning Challenge tracker, visit this training playlist created by Carson City Library staff.

Read

  • Log reading hours into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account by clicking this link:
    • Click the red box that reads “Sign In".
    • Enter your username and password to log in.
    • Click on the red “Log Reading & Activities” button on the top left of the screen.
    • Please Note: No more than 600 minutes can be logged at a time.
  • Earn additional tickets into the Grand Prize Raffle by completing Book Reviews. Receive one ticket for our Grand Prize Raffle for each submission. No more than 5 Book Reviews can be entered. Book Reviews can be completed when logged into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account.
    • Click the red box that reads “Sign In”.
    • Enter your username and password to log in.
    • Click the box that reads “Write a Review”.
    • If there are multiple readers on your account, select your name from the first drop down box.
    • Fill out the fields for Book Title, Author, Review, and click “Save”.

Participate

  • Take-home kits are available for pick-up during this year's virtual Summer Learning Challenge! Take-home kits are available for all ages and include themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer. Receive one ticket for our Grand Prize Raffle for each take-home kit activity you complete. Go to the activity section of your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account to mark when you've completed an activity. The Grand Prize Raffle will take place at our virtual End of Summer Learning Challenge Party on July 31st from 4:00 to 4:30PM via Zoom.
    • Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to schedule to pick up your take-home kit starting the week of June 14th, 2020.
    • All take-home kit activities completed between June 13th and July 30th count.
    • Click the red box that reads "Sign In".
    • Enter your username and password to log in.
    • Click on the red "Log Reading & Activities" button on the top left of the screen.
    • Click on the Take-Home Kit activity you completed.
  • Attend virtual programs between June 13th and July 30th. Receive one ticket for our Grand Prize Raffle for each program attended. Confirm you attended a virtual program by marking it in the activity section of your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account. The Grand Prize Raffle will take place at our virtual End of Summer Learning Challenge Party on July 31st from 4:00 to 4:30PM via Zoom.
    • All virtual programs offered between June 13th and July 30th count.
    • Click the red box that reads "Sign In".
    • Enter your username and password to log in.
    • Click on the red "Log Reading & Activities" button on the top left of the screen.
    • Click on the Virtual Program you attended.

How It Works

teens reading books

Information on the virtual Summer Learning Challenge by age range:

Ages 0-5

  • In order to qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle, you will need to complete and log 2 Game Cards (20 activities) into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account between June 13th and July 30th.
  • For every 10 activities completed, you will earn grand prize tickets. Log your progress on your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account.
  • After completing 20 activities, you can continue to participate in the virtual Summer Learning Challenge by completing up to 40 additional activities.
  • Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to ask about receiving a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.
  • Staff will ensure all tickets are added to the drawing before pulling winners for the virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st, 2020. Winners will be contacted by phone and will have up to 2 weeks to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within the 2 week deadline, the next runner-up will be notified.
  • Earn a completion prize after completing and logging 20 activities. Completion prizes will be available for pick-up starting the week of August 2nd, 2020.

 

Ages 6-11

  • In order to qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle, you will need to read and log 15 hours into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account between June 13th and July 30th.
  • Log the title of the book and the amount of time read. For every 3 hours read, you will earn grand prize tickets. Log your progress on your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account.
  • Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to ask about receiving a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.
  • Staff will ensure all tickets are added to the drawing before pulling winners for the online Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st, 2020. Winners will be contacted by phone and will have up to 2 weeks to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within the 2 week deadline, the next runner-up will be notified.
  • Earn a completion prize after reading and logging 15 hours. Completion prizes will be available for pick-up starting the week of August 2nd, 2020.

 

Ages 12-17

  • In order to qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle, you will need to read and log 20 hours into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account between June 13th and July 30th.
  • Log the title of the book and the number of minutes read. For every 4 hours read, you will earn grand prize tickets. Log your progress on your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account.
  • Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to ask about receiving a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.
  • Staff will ensure all tickets are added to the drawing before pulling winners for the online Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st, 2020. Winners will be contacted by phone and will have up to 2 weeks to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within the 2 week deadline, the next runner-up will be notified.
  • Earn a completion prize after reading and logging 20 hours. Completion prizes will be available for pick-up starting the week of August 2nd, 2020.

 

Ages 18 and Up

  • In order to qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle, you will need to read and log 30 hours into your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account between June 13th and July 30th.
  • Log the title of the book and the number of minutes read. For every 6 hours read, you will earn grand prize tickets. Log your progress on your Summer Learning Challenge Beanstack account.
  • Email creativelearning@carsoncitylibrary.org to ask about receiving a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.
  • Staff will ensure all tickets are added to the drawing before pulling winners for the online Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st, 2020. Winners will be contacted by phone and will have up to 2 weeks to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within the 2 week deadline, the next runner-up will be notified.
  • Earn a completion prize after reading and logging 30 hours. Completion prizes will be available for pick-up starting the week of August 2nd, 2020.

 

Prizes

teens reading books

Ages 0-5

After registering for the 2020 virtual Summer Learning Challenge, you earn a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.

For every 10 activities completed, earn:

  • 3 tickets for our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

20 completed activities earns:

  • 1 Completion Prize (can be picked up starting the week of August 2nd)
  • 5 Entries into our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

Complete up to 40 additional activities to continue earning Grand Prize Raffle tickets.

 

Ages 6-11

After registering for the 2020 virtual Summer Learning Challenge, you earn a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.

Every 3 hours read and logged earns:

  • 3 tickets for our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

15 hours read and logged earns:

  • 1 Completion Prize (can be picked up starting the week of August 2nd)
  • 5 Entries into our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st
 

Ages 12-17

After registering for the 2020 virtual Summer Learning Challenge, you earn a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.

Every 4 hours read and logged earns:

  • 3 tickets for our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

20 hours read and logged earns:

  • 1 Completion Prize (can be picked up starting the week of August 2nd)
  • 5 Entries into our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

 

Ages 18 and Up

After registering for the 2020 virtual Summer Learning Challenge, you earn a take-home kit with themed activities that can be completed throughout the summer.

Every 6 hours read and logged earns:

  • 3 tickets for our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

30 hours read and logged earns:

  • 1 Completion Prize (can be picked up starting the week of August 2nd)
  • 5 Entries into our virtual Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st

 

Grand Prizes not picked up within two weeks of our Grand Prize Raffle on July 31st will be forfeited.

Participate in Programs

For each event and program attended between June 13th and July 30th, you will receive a ticket for our Grand Prize Raffle at our Virtual End of Summer Learning Party on July 31st from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

 

All events require pre-registration to assist in preparation and planning. To register for an event, click on the title below: