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SUMMER READING STARTS MAY 31st!

You can start preregistering Beanstack on May 20th

We’re getting ready for 2024’s Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and we hope to bring you plenty of adventure! We’ll have an array of all-ages activities, special Storytimes, new reading challenges, and some fun prizes! This year we are going to have our classic reading challenge for ages 0-18, but we will also have all ages challenges and an adult reading challenge.

Make sure to keep an eye on this page for event announcements, a calendar of events, and reading challenges.

Kickoff with Mad Science

Summer Reading Kickoff with Mad Science 

Friday, May 31st at 10:30AM

at the Andover Central Park Gazebo

Sponsored by Collison Center of Andover and Andover Towing and Recovery


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(Download the 2024 Summer Calendar)

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June
July

 


REDEMPTION DATES

For the classic Children’s Summer Reading Program. Children ages 0-12 can receive a free book for every 200 minutes of reading (20 minutes a day for 10 days).

Summer 2024 Prize Redemption Dates

EXTRA CHALLENGES

Adult Reading Challenge

Adults and Teen SRP Flyers (1)

Pick up the forms at the Andover Public Library!

Smokey Bear Reading Challenge

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Pick up the forms at the Andover Public Library or join on Beanstack. Prize is a sticker and a certificate.

Passport Challenge

(more details to come)


SUMMER ART SERIES

Smartphone Photography Enhance your photography in Central Park.

Learn more and register for these free events here.

Limited space for each event. Events may be fully booked.


SUMMER STORYTIME

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June 3rd-July 30th

Twos Time: Mondays @10:30AM & Tuesdays @9:30AM

Preschool: Tuesdays @10:30AM &Wednesdays @10:30AM

(Tuesday Storytimes may vary if there is already a special event that day)

wichita gem storytime

Special Storytime Guests: Wichita Gem and Mineral Society 

Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30AM

in the Story Lab

Bilingual Storytime with author Paulina Valencia

Bilingual Storytime with author and Illustrator Paulina Valencia

Wednesday, June 12th 10:30 AM 

in the Story Lab

outdoor storytime treasure hunt

Special Storytime: Outdoor Treasure Hunt

Tuesday, June 25th 

Twos Time 9:30AM

Preschool 10:3OAM

at the Andover Central Park Gazebo

outdoor storytime bird watching

Special Storytime: Bird Watching in the Park

Tuesday, July 2nd

Twos Time 9:30AM

Preschool 10:3OAM

at the Andover Central Park Gazebo

 Boy scout storytime

Special Storytime Guests: Boy Scouts

Tuesday, July 16th 

Twos Time 9:30AM

Preschool 10:3OAM

in the Story Lab

fire safety storytime

Special Storytime Guest: Fire Marshall Mike Roosevelt

Wednesday, July 17th at 10:3oAM

in the Story Lab


LIST OF OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Scholastic Flyer

Scholastic Book Fair

May 28th-June 1st

9:30AM- One hour before regular library closes

in the Art Gallery

Ron Mallory

Ron Mallory Ad Astra Planetarium Show

Tuesday, June 18th

Kids 7+: 10AM-11AM

Teens & Adults: 11AM-12PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Talk to the front desk to RSVP

Sponsored by Tony Durano, State Farm Insurance

2024 Paper Circuits Program

Tech Art: Paper Circuits

Wednesday, June 19th at 5PM

in the Story Lab

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Talk to the front desk to RSVP

Zoo Reach Program

Zoo Reach Program

Friday, June 28th at 10AM

in the Story Lab

Jefferson Knapp Author Talk!

Jefferson Knapp Author Talk

Tuesday, July 9th

In the Art Gallery

One day book sale

Friends of the Library One-Day Booksale

Wednesday, July 31st 9AM-7PM

in the Story Lab


TWEENS/ TEENS

Dream Destination Create a Travel Dream Board or Smash Book

 

Travel Dream Board

Wednesday, June 5th at 5PM

in the Story Lab

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Talk to the front desk to RSVP

DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe

DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe

Wednesday, July 10th at 5PM

in the Story Lab

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Talk to the front desk to RSVP

 

Life-size Board games Summer Reading

Life-Size Board Games

TWEENS AND TEENS

Friday, July 26th at 2PM

in the Story Lab


SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

Summer Reading 2024 Mini Newsletter

 

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Create an account in the Beanstack app and register for reading challenges. Click here to find out how or watch the videos below.

You can also register and log your reading on your computer. Preregistration begins May 20th. Go to https://andoverlibrary.beanstack.org/.

 

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How do I use the app?

How to create an account on the mobile app

How to view and participate in challenges on the mobile app

How to log reading on the mobile app

How to delete a reading session on the mobile app

How to log activities on the mobile app

How to edit, add, and switch readers on the app

How to edit, add, and switch accounts on the mobile app

How to add friends within your library and view your leaderboard on the mobile app

How readers earn streaks and achievements on the mobile app

If you encounter any issues, we are happy to help: (316) 558-3500