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Summer reading challenge at Laramie County Library System

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — June 1, the Summer Reading Program began at the Laramie County Library System. Join the town in a competition for all ages. The Laramie County Library invites you to spend the next three months reading, logging that time, and winning prizes.

You can log your time digitally through the Beanstack app, which the library is partnering with. You can log your time individually, log time for your family, or even get a daycare level involved. This will allow anyone to track their reading time quickly and easily. 

You can create or log into a Beanstack account; visit a Laramie County Library System location in CheyenneBurns, or Pine Bluffs; or visit the Bookmobile.

Not into making a digital log? No need to worry: The library will still accept analog methods as well.

The Summer Reading Program is an all-inclusive event and offers prizes for kids, teens, and even adults.

This year’s theme is “Ocean of Possibilities,” and many of the summer events will coincide with this theme. For more information, visit their website.

This year, the goal is to read for 20–30 minutes every day; that can be done in the form of physically reading or listening to an audiobook.

According to the library, “For every 5 days of reading, you will receive a level prize, 5 tickets to enter into prize drawings, and one badge. When you have logged 25 days of reading (or listening), you will receive a completion prize, which includes a free book for youth and teens and a fun prize for adults (previous adult prizes have included pint glasses, notebooks, and reading lights)! Your prizes will be available to pick up at any library location June 15 through August 15, 2022.”

If you complete the 25-day challenge and keep logging your reading, you can participate in Read for a Cause. For every 5 days of additional reading, a donation will be made to a local charity by one of Laramie County’s amazing businesses. You will also earn a badge and five tickets to enter into prize drawings.

If you log reading for all 75 days of the Summer Reading Challenge, you will earn a Super Reader badge.

Not sure what to read this summer? The library has many books that you can borrow for free and they also have digital books. You can pick them up or download them for free as long as you have a free library card.