The Multnomah County Library’s Summer Reading Program is on. But like so many other things this year, it will be different. One thing that hasn’t changed? Your kids can still earn a T-shirt — this year featuring a book-loving dragon on it! Here’s the scoop on this year’s program that encourages kids to “imagine your story” with fairytales, mythology and fantasy.

  • Registration for Multnomah County Library’s summer reading game is open now! The game starts on June 15. This year, there are two ways to play. On paper gameboard, or online through the Beanstack app, which you will need to download to a smartphone. Visit multcolib.org/summer to register.
  • Paper gameboards will be available, but they may not quite be ready by June 15. MCL staff is working out a plan for distributing the print versions. Kids and parents should check the website or call the library at 503-988-5123 after June 15 for updated information about how to get printed gameboards.
  • There will still be prizes! Kids who complete the summer reading game will get a T-shirt (while supplies last) and be entered to win a technology package including a Chromebook, home printer and $250 Visa gift card, or a Portland family fun package with tickets to local events and more. And they will have runner-up prizes as well!
  • There won’t be any rummaging though prize bins this year after players accrue 15 (nonconsecutive) days of reading. But players will be entered in a drawing for books and/or coupons after reaching a new level. Prizes will be mailed to the winners. Online players will be entered automatically; those playing on paper will need to send in a postcard that is included with the gameboard.
  • The library will not have an in-person Summer Reading volunteer program this year. 

Check out what Washington County Cooperative Library System Library and  Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries doing for their summer reading programs!

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