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Summer Library Program goes virtual at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library

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The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library has announced the return of its Summer Library Program, “Imagine Your Story,” starting July 1.

Due to the current public health crisis, the program is going virtual this summer. Thanks to support from the Mississippi Library Commission, the library will use a new online tool for our virtual program, Beanstack.

With Beanstack, you can register for the program, log your time spent reading, attend virtual programs, complete special challenges and enter to win prizes. Readers will earn badges as they complete each task and meet reading goals. Beanstack even has an app for iOS and Android devices.

Here is how the virtual Summer Library Program will work:

  1. Registration opens July 1.
  2. Find and click on the link to Beanstack on the library Facebook page.
  3. Register as a new reader. Families and groups (such as day care centers) may register together or older children may register independently.
  4. Enter the Imagine Your Story Summer Library Program 2020 Challenge.
  5. Stop by the library to pick up your registration packet. Call from the parking lot to let the staff know you’re here. Staff answers the phone from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
  6. Begin logging your reading time!
  7. Watch all five virtual programs at your own pace. You will need materials on hand if you wish to follow along with the activity (list included in the registration packet).
  8. Find and read a “rebooted” (retelling or fractured) version of four classic fairy tales. Don’t forget to include them in your reading time logs.
  9. Six craft activities. Parts for these crafts, glue sticks and eight-count boxes of crayons are included with the registration packet.
  10. Write three book reviews.
  11. Registration for SLP guarantees you one entry in the prize drawing. Follow the instructions and complete the tasks for more chances to enter your name.
  12. The program ends July 29. We will hold the prize drawings once we have ensured everyone has their earned number of entries. Staff will contact the winners.

Prizes for the drawing include one Samsung Galaxy E Lite tablet (courtesy of Mississippi Public Broadcasting), three Amazon Fire tablets and more.

Even though the library is not fully open to the public, you can still get books with curbside service. You can only get five books at a time per library card, but you can request more the next day. Don’t forget about our digital services, including eBooks and eAudio; these count, too.

The library also welcomes pictures of patrons trying out activities. With your parents’ permission, please post your pictures and tag the library on Facebook and Twitter, @WCVPLibrary.

For more information about the Summer Library Program 2020, please call Katrina Stokes or Marie Cunningham at 601-636-6411 or email [email protected].

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