Summer Reading Program 2023- All Ages

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Kick off our 2023 all ages Summer Reading Program with us on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00am to 1:00pm! Sign up for the 8-week community reading challenge, then enjoy storytime, crafts, activity stations, and open MakerLab until 1:00pm! All attendees will receive a free book, sponsored by the Friends of the Alpena County Library! Drop ins welcome.

This summer participants are challenged to read 1,680 minutes by August 12, or 30 minutes per day, to earn an individual prize and help us reach our community goal of 250,000 total minutes. If we reach 250,000 overall minutes read by August 12, a community prize will be unlocked for each age group (youth, tween, teen, and adult). Participants who read over 1,680 minutes and attend programs earn extra community prize entries to help their top choice win!

Participants are encouraged to use the Beanstack website and app to track their and their children's progress, but paper materials will be available upon request. Sign up for a free Beanstack account now to easily join the challenge when it goes live June 17! Download the app or visit
Children ages 5 and under are encouraged to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, also available on Beanstack or on paper.


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