Tails & Tales

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Tuesday, June 1 - Saturday, August 7

Reading is fun, but sometimes you just need a little incentive – that’s where we come in! The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club (MSRC) is a self-paced reading program that encourages reading throughout the summer. Research shows that two months of reading and math skills are lost over a single summer, but reading just six books during the summer may keep a student from falling behind in the next school year. 

MSRC is a FREE program for all ages to participate in. Just keep track of how much you’ve read using our online tracker, and earn virtual badges in the process! It’s a great way to encourage yourself or start a friendly competition with your family and friends. Plus, we have a ton of FREE performances and activities for families all summer long  – whether they are virtual or in-person! 

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How it Works

1. Register

Pre-registration opens on May 24 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is easy. First, register yourself, and then add any additional family members (children and adults) as readers. This makes it easy to keep track of all of your family’s reading time on one account. Groups & daycares should choose the "register a group" option.

2. Read!

We believe reading activities of any kind should be celebrated. That means attending storytime, reading magazines, comics, books, audiobooks-- it all counts! The important thing is to have fun while doing it. 

3. Track & Log

Keep track of how many minutes you spend reading between June 1 and August 7, and log them in our online or app trackers. If you need help getting started, we’ve created some short videos to guide you through each of these systems. 

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4. Earn Badges & Rewards

As you log your reading time, you’ll earn virtual badges to display on your reading page! Once you reach certain milestones, you’ll be alerted that you’ve won a prize bundle-- hooray! Along with this notice, you’ll receive instructions on when to pick up your rewards. 

5. Participate in Activities 

A new feature for this year's Mayor's Summer Reading Club is activity tracking. Completing various activities in our Beanstack app will enter you into one of our grand prize drawings!

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Special Events & Performances

Enjoy free events all summer long with your Library! Some events may be in-person while others will be streamed online. 

Schedule of events coming soon!

Prizes & Incentives

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Earn badges and rewards for logging how much time you spend reading this summer! Log your hours using our online tracker or using the Beanstack app to earn badges. Once you’ve earned a badge that has a prize associated with it, you’ll be notified via a pop-up and email. 

Additionally, this year, completing activities in Beanstack will enter you into one of our grand prize drawings! 







*Grand prize drawings will be held in the following categories: children, tween/teen, and adult. Completing activities does not guarantee a prize. 
**Prizes must be collected by Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. No prizes will be available after this time.

Upcoming Events for All Ages

  1. Apr 19
  2. Hop Along Storytime 4:00 p.m.

    Hop along the froggy path to hear a story told in ...
    Read On
  1. Apr 20
  2. Virtual Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Storytimes will be premiered live on our Facebook ...
    Read On
  3. Pinterest Parties: Sea Glass 3:00 p.m.


    Learn how to make your own sea glass paint with ...
    Read On
  1. Apr 27
  2. Virtual Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Storytimes will be premiered live on our Facebook ...
    Read On
  3. Introduction to Brewing: How to Make Mead 5:30 p.m.

    This is an introductory class to the world of brew...
    Read On
  1. May 5
  2. Outdoor Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Join us on the lawn at Stormy Plaza for stories, s...
    Read On
  1. May 19
  2. Outdoor Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Join us on the lawn at Stormy Plaza for stories, s...
    Read On
  1. May 31
  2. Closed for Memorial Day

    The library will be closed for the Memorial Day ho...
    Read On

The Mayor's Summer Reading Club is Sponsored by

Friends of the NRH Library


Information on Past Mayor’s Summer Reading Clubs - End of Summer Reports

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