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- Summer Reading Program
The West Fargo Public Library summer reading program – Summer Boost – returns June 1, 2023. This year's theme is "All Together Now" so we are celebrating friendship, community, and working together. Summer Boost includes:
- online reading challenges on Beanstack (Note: If you already have a beanstack account, you do not need to make a new one. Simply sign in and choose Summer Boost from the list of challenges available to you.)
- the Little Red Reading Bus route
- special events and activities for all ages all summer
Participants of all ages the Summer Boost online challenge! Ages 0 - 5 are encouraged to practice early literacy skills to earn prizes. Ages 6 and up track reading hours to earn their rewards.
Summer Boost online challenge registration is open now on Beanstack, which can be accessed via web browser or the Beanstack mobile app. The challenge runs June 1 through July 31.
Why Summer Boost?
Summer Boost offers opportunities for people of all ages to learn, meet, share, read, play and create.
For kids, reading and learning during the summer has proven to benefit children as they return to school in the fall. Even a small amount of reading, just fifteen minutes a day, can be a great help to stop the "summer slide" — learning loss that occurs when children are out of school in the summer.
For teens and adults, Summer Boost encourages reading as a lifelong habit and gives them an opportunity to keep reading, learning and having fun!
2023 Summer Boost Program Sponsors & Prize Donors
- Friends of the West Fargo Public Library
- Bank of North Dakota
- Ferguson Books
- Prairie Public
- Red River Valley Fair
- Sandy's Donuts
- Skate City
Summer Boost Event Partners
- Burgraff's Ace Hardware
- Horace Parks
- Imagination Theatre
- Project Linus
- West Fargo Events
- West Fargo Park District
- West Fargo Police Department
- Stay tuned for more!
- Jun 5
Little Red Reading Bus at Meadowlark ParkRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at Meadowlark Park.
Little Red Reading Bus at Dakota ParkRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at Dakota Park.
- Jun 6
Little Red Reading Bus at Rendezvous ParkRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at Rendezvous Park.
Teen DIY: Self-Care Spa KitTeens are invited to make their own Self-Care Spa Kits including bath bombs, sugar scrub, and essential oil rollers, during this Summer Boost event.
- Jun 7
Ready to Read StorytimeA storytime hour for kids 3 - 5 and their adults where we read, write, talk, play, sing and create together to practice early literacy skills.
Little Red Reading Bus at GoldenwoodRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at GoldenwoodPark.
Little Red Reading Bus at North Elmwood ParkRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at North Elmwood Park.
- Jun 8
Little Red Reading Bus at Maplewood ParkRead, play and check out books from the Little Red Reading Bus at our weekly stop at Maplewood Park.
Flower Power: Pollinator Class & Craft for KidsCome learn about how flowers and pollinators work together to support the environment and decorate a clay flower pot to bring home.
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