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Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

A cute illustration of a tiger zebra, elephant, lemur, and toucan reading books over a banner that says "tails and tales"

Starting June 15, the more books you read and the more activities you take part in this summer, the more prizes you will be eligible to win! Log reading, writing, and other literacy activities online to earn badges and prizes. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of Henrico County Public Library. Keep reading to find out more.

Pre-register for the program on Beanstack! Once you’ve registered, make sure to check in at your local library branch any time after June 15 to collect everything you will need to stay engaged throughout the summer: a Summer Reading log, pencil, bookmark, and collectible enamel pin.
To reach your goal, all you need to do is earn 10 badges.

Badges can be earned by:

  • Reading books
  • Writing book reviews
  • Completing fun literacy activities

As you reach milestones along the way, you will earn tickets that can be used to enter various grand prize drawings:

  • Nintendo Switch: Animal Crossing Edition
  • Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 8x42 Binoculars
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond Family Membership
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Family Membership
  • Science Museum of Virginia Family Membership

Grand prize winners will be selected through random drawings taking place on August 16, 2021.

In addition, once you have logged at least one book, review, or activity after sign up, you will be automatically entered into our weekly $25 gift card drawings. These will take place Fridays between June 18 – August 13 and will feature local and major retailers.

The Youth Fine Free Summer program means youth materials will not have late fines this summer - which we hope will encourage your Summer Reading!

Don’t forget to join us for our Summer Reading Kickoffs with The Amazing Mr. B!
Monday, June 21, 10 am at Fairfield Library
Thursday, June 24. 6 pm at Tuckahoe Library
Join us for an astounding kickoff to Tails and Tales, the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!
These programs will take place outdoors. Bring a blanket and prepare for the weather. In the event of adverse weather, an alternate rain date will be shared.

Happy Summer Reading!!

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