Each year, from June 1 to August 31, Kitsap Regional Library celebrates “Summer Learning,” inspiring Kitsap to read more, learn more and grow more throughout summer.
This long-held tradition is a vital part of summer, especially for Kitsap kids. Reading, goal-setting, experimenting and exploring help kids avoid learning loss that can be common during summer break, better preparing them for success in the coming school year. By encouraging curiosity through interest-based activities, local events and prize incentives, the Library hopes to instill a love of learning that will grow to be lifelong.
Kids, teens and adults can earn awesome prizes for taking on the “Dig Into Reading: 10-100 Hour Reading Challenge,” including a free book or journal of their choice at the 10-hour mark and a celebratory sticker earned at 50 hours. By reading all 100 hours, participants earn their own “Dig Into Reading” 100-Hour Reader T-shirt, while supplies last. Grab a print guide at your closest library to track your progress on interactive pages, or visit the website at KRL.org/summer and download the Beanstack app to earn fun digital badges and printable rewards. All “Read More Challenge” prizes can be redeemed at any Library location in August.
Participants can also try the self-guided “Dig Into Learning Challenge” and pursue a learning goal of their choice. By brainstorming ideas, selecting a goal, planning for success and sharing their experience with the Library, they earn an entry into the end-of-summer prize drawings.
This year, participants of the Dig Into Learning Challenge and Bonus Bingo Challenge can win:
- “Read Local” with a $150 gift certificate to your favorite local bookstore
- “Shop Fresh” with a $150 gift certificate to Kitsap Fresh or your favorite farmers' market
- “Switch It Up” with a Nintendo Switch Lite and a $70 download card or new game
Back again this year, there is also a “Bonus Bingo Challenge,” a classic game with a library-inspired twist. To complete a bingo you might visit a new park, plant a seed or even read past your bedtime! Drop in at any Kitsap Regional Library location with your finished Bingo card for a second entry into the end-of-summer prize drawings. Winners of the end-of-summer prize drawings will be contacted by September 15.
The Summer Learning fun doesn’t stop here. Connect online for a full calendar of summer performances and programming, or visit any Library branch to grab an Inspire Lite and see what’s happening month-to-month at the Library.
Want to know more? Dig into Summer Learning at KRL.org/summer.
Kitsap Regional Library inspires our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more. To meet the needs of the over 270,000 people who reside here, Kitsap Regional Library maintains nine locations, outreach services and a digital library at KRL.org.