2020 Summer Reading recap

 The Meade County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for 2020 drew to a close on Tuesday, Aug. 4 with an (Imagine Your) Story Walk at the Brandenburg Riverfront. The event celebrated the 30+ readers who met their goals of reading over 30 hours this summer. This year’s Summer Reading theme “Imagine Your Story” took participants from medieval times to mythology to nursery rhymes and everywhere in between. We celebrated the stories that we’ve heard many, many times, and expanded our horizons with new stories.

 Summer Reading looked a bit different this year than it has in the past. It moved completely online, and initiated a new program for the library, Beanstack Reading Tracker, which allowed readers to track their reading minutes digitally. Organizers were able to engage the community with Zoom Story Times and activity kit hand-outs each week. Kids completed activities including a Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop Challenge, a Harry Potter Create-Your-Own-Potion, a Build Your Own Catapult Kit, a Tornado in a Jar, and many more. The library also challenged the whole community to read 1,000 hours collectively. The community answered in a BIG way, shattering the goal by reading over 3,000 minutes between June 1st and July 31st.

 The Library would like to thank everyone who participated in Summer Reading this year. Your patience, flexibility, and willingness to learn with us as we navigated unfamiliar territory is greatly appreciated. Thanks for being such an awesome community!

A special congratulations to our top readers for this summer:

0-4 Age Group:

Jaxon Baker

Jenny Velazquez

Coen Donnerman

5-11 Age Group:

Chloe Hatchell

Alex Velazquez

12-16 Age Group:

Rosie Cooper

Chris Velazquez


Robin Ramstein

Overall Top Reader:

Kady Clark

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