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NEA Virtual Summer Reading Program 2021:

TAILS and TALES!

Final days to enter your reading minutes and earn prizes!

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BOOKPOINTS

Summer Reading 2021 registration and reading tracking are online using BookPoints. It's an easy-to-use, entertaining summer reading platform that will let you keep track of how much you've read and what you've been reading. We've also included learning and activity challenges that allow you to collect awesome digital badges! REGISTER HERE

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Summer Reading runs from May 24 to July 31
  • Sign up on BookPoints
  • Everyone can participate -- there are programs for kids, teens, and adults!
  • Read, read, read! 
    • Log the minutes you read to earn prizes!
      • At 600 minutes (10 hours) and 1200 minutes (20 hours), choose a coupon or specialty item
        • Prizes may be picked up starting July 1
      • At 1800 minutes (30 hours) kids and teens will earn a free book to keep!
        • Books may be chosen starting Aug 2
    • Grand prize drawing -- get an entry for every 300 minutes (5 hours) you read
      • Awarded in each age group, choice of:
        • Pet adoption + supply gift card
        • Local bookstore gift card
        • Local art/music shop, dance studio, or art class gift card
        • Max prize total is $150
      • Drawing will be held after July 31
  • Online Activities
    • See the calendar below for the virtual activities for kids, teens and adults
    • Receive secret codes to enter in BookPoints for raffle drawings
  • BookPoints Challenges
    • Special reading activities get you into the spirit of the summer reading theme
    • Earn a digital badge for each activity you complete
    • See if you can collect more badges than your friends!
VIRTUAL SHOWS FOR ALL AGES- Catch the replay for one week on our YouTube Channel 
Date/Time    Program   Name  Description 
June 1 @ 2pm Family Improv Improv players use games and audience suggestions to create silly, artistic fun for all! 
June 15 @ 2pm Storigami Shrikant Iyer uses the power of storytelling to teach the tradition of origami.
June 29 @ 2pm Music & Animation Concert Two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor performs "Gustafer Yellowgold" family-friendly music and animated illustration concert featuring live music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. 
July 13 @ 2pm Lessons Learned from Animal Tales Oklahoma storyteller, DWe Williams dives deep into traditional and new animal folklore. 
 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS (Grades 1-5) 
Date/Time  Program Name Description 
June 8 @ 2pm Comic Art  Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and to get an art supply kit. Aaron Polk, NYT best-selling cartoonist, and colorist for the "Dog Man" books provide instruction on the basics of comic art. 
June 22 @ 2pm Author Visit Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and a bonus composition notebook for starting your own story writing. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Grump, discusses fairytales, their origins, and how she uses them to spin her own unique tales.
July 6 @ 2pm Songwriting  Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and a bonus composition notebook for starting your own songwriting. Two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor presents the basics of songwriting.
July 20 @ 2pm Jazz Dance Class Registration required for Zoom link to workshop. Broadway dancer will lead a beginner's theatre-style jazz dance class. Watch the replay!


VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS (Grades 6-12)
Date/Time  Program Name  Description 
June 9 @ 2pm Comic Art  Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and to get an art supply kit. Aaron Polk, NYT best-selling cartoonist, and colorist for the "Dog Man" books provide instruction on the basics of comic art. 
June 23 @ 2pm Author Visit Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and a bonus composition notebook to start writing your own story. Author William Ritter will be speaking and answering questions about writing and publishing.
July 7 @ 2pm Songwriting Registration required for Zoom link to the workshop and a bonus composition notebook for starting your own songwriting. Two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor presents the basics of songwriting.
July 21 @ 2pm

Hip Hop Dance Class

Registration required for Zoom link to workshop. Broadway dancer will lead a beginners hip hop dance class. Watch the replay!

VIRTUAL MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES FOR LITTLES (Ages 0-5)
Bounce'n Beethoven's by Midtown School of Performing Arts with Katherine
Enjoy four different music & movement classes found on our YouTube channel. New classes will be posted each Saturday in June at 10 am and will stay up throughout the summer. Stop by the Help Desk to pick up a supply kit of an egg shaker & dance scarf, while supplies last. 


ADULT EVENTS (Ages 16+) Registration required for all adult events
Date/Time  Program Name   Description  
June 17 @ 6:30pm OSU Art Walk The OSU Museum of Art will host a walking tour discussing the outdoor, public artworks on the OSU main campus. This tour will follow a one-mile loop, will last approximately one hour, and is wheelchair accessible.
July 10th @ 10am Butterfly Walk Join the Payne County Audubon Society for a Butterfly Walk at the OSU Botanic Gardens. The program is full.
July 15 @ 6pm Author Talk Local Oklahoma Victorian mystery writer, Will Thomas, of the "Barker and Llewelyn" series talks about his books and answers questions. This will be held virtually, register here.
July 24 @ 6pm StorySLAM Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours! Attend a StorySLAM, a live storytelling competition popularized by "The Moth." 
 
A FEW NOTES
  1. Although our activities are virtual this summer we are excited to see everyone in the library finding lots of new books to read. For your convenience our hold shelf and curbside pick-ups are available. Read more about the curbside service
  2. If you do not have access to the internet at home, please stop by the library to get registered and pick up a paper tracker. Additional paper trackers are available in the library for those who prefer to record on paper.  You can also print the tracker here.

Read our press release about the Summer Reading Program.

THANK YOU, SPONSORS!

Major sponsors include the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Public Library Trust, U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Prize sponsors include Boomerang, Chick-fil-A, OnCue, Red Rock Bakery, Simplicity Tea, Texas Roadhouse, and Whataburger. 

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.