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Summer Reading 2020 - IMAGINE YOUR STORY

Welcome, adventurers!  The Kirkwood Public Library is sending its readers on a quest.  The quest?  Imagine Your Story through exploration, learning, building, creating and of course, reading. 

From May 16 to August 31, the Kirkwood Public Library is offering its 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story with the Kirkwood Public Library.  Teens ages 12-18 can register for the Teen program, and log in the minutes they have read over the summer.  Reading alone, reading with someone, listening to an audiobook, reading an article online or a magazine all can be logged for summer reading. 

Below, see what prizes you can earn for reaching amount of time for Summer Reading!
  • 10 hours: 2 chance tickets and a book
  • 20 hours: 4 chance tickets,
  • 30 hours: 2 chance tickets, and a book
  • 40 hours: 4 chance tickets
  • 50 hours: 2 chance tickets, and your name in the list of Summer Reading challenge readers sent out through the September e-mail newsletter, and on KPL social media.
  • 60 hours: 4 chance tickets
  • 70 hours: 6 chance tickets
  • 80 hours: 8 chance tickets
  • 90 hours: 10 chance tickets
  • 100 Hours: 2 chance tickets, a 3-D print coupon, and name on the 100 hour reader wall of fame.  
Due to current social distancing guidelines, prizes will be available for pick up on a to be determined date.  We will allow for pick-up of prizes for an extended period of time if necessary,  There will be a select amount of chance prizes to pick from, and once we reopen, teens can enter their tickets into prize bags.  Here are the chance prizes will be available for teens to enter.  

Pusheen's sister Stormicorn 8" Plush
Walgreens $20 Gift Card
Steam Store $20 Gift Card
Smoothie King $20 Gift Card
Tropical Moose $15 Gift Card
Amazon $25 Gift Card

This year, we are also challenging readers to reach certain goals through the summer.  Will you try one of the following quests?
  • Registration Prize! May 16: Entered to win a $10 Downtown Kirkwood Gift Card (5 winners)
  • Weekly challenges: Week 1-15- Read five hours a week.
  • Read 10 Hours by June 1st: Entered to win a $5 3-D Print Coupon.
  • Read 20 Hours by June 1st: Entered to win a $5 iTunes Gift Card. (5 winners)
  • Read  50 Hours by July 5th: Entered to win a Switch Lite and the game of your choice. 
  • Read 20 Hours by July 5th: Entered to win an Imagine Your Story Surprise Pack!
  • Read 20 Hours by August 1st: Entered to win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. (5 winners)
  • Read 50 Hours by August 31: Entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Read Beyond 100 Hours by August 31st : Entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card
Finally, we know that there are a variety of creative ways our community shares their stories.  We are introducing challenges titled “Imagine Your Story”  that ask summer readers to be creative and try new things!  These challenges will be available from May 16 to August 31. Which quests do you like the most?
  • Imagine Your Story Bi-Weekly Art Challenges
  • Imagine Your Story - Day at the Museum
  • Imagine Your Story - Fairy Tale Pets: Tail As Old As Time!
  • Imagine Your Story - How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • Imagine Your Story - Into the Woods
  • Imagine Your Story- Tasty Treat Tales
  • Imagine Your Story - YOUR Story
  • Imagine Your Story- Your Fellowship
  • Imagine Your Story- Your Fandom Flair