2021 Summer Reading Challenge: Tails and Tales

Summer fun comes roaring back this year with the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge at the Poudre Libraries! We are combining the love of animals and storytelling to bring you Tails and Tales / Colitas y Cuentos.

The Summer Reading Challenge is free and open to all ages, from little ducklings to mighty elephants. Visit www.PoudreLibraries.org/SRC between June 1 – August 15 to create an account, begin tracking your reading, participate in fun activities, and start earning prizes.

So…what’s the buzz around this summer’s challenge?

Reaching Reading Milestones

Keep track of reading time in your online account or in the printed reading log. Children, tweens, and teens who complete 10 hours of reading can pick up a prize at the library through August 15 (while supplies last). Adults who complete 10 hours of reading can pick up a “$2.00 Off” coupon to use at an upcoming Friends of the Library book sale.

Remember: Harmony Library is closed until mid-July. The other libraries are open and available for prize pickup.

Once you’ve finished 10 hours…keep reading! Reach larger milestone reading levels and earn special reading certificates you can print out and display.

New Bingo Game Format & Grand Prize Drawings

We’re excited to introduce a new all-ages game format to the Summer Reading Challenge. In addition to tracking hours to reach reading milestones, you can also complete activities on a digital bingo card in your online account. The more bingos you earn, the more opportunities to win one of many grand prizes being offered this year.

To be entered to win grand prize drawings, you must have an online summer reading account to track your bingo activities. Each “bingo” equals one automatic entry into the drawing (up to 10 total entries per person). Prizes are available for each age group and include:

  • One Family Membership at The Gardens on Spring Creek (Kids)
  • One Barnyard Buddy Pass/Family Pass to the Farm at Lee Martinez Park (Kids)
  • Old Firehouse Books gift cards (Teens, Adults)
  • Craft kits (Various ages)
  • Gift baskets (Various ages)
  • And more

Monday Outdoor Series Returns

Join us Monday mornings in June and July for live performances from storytellers, musicians, animals and other great performers in Library Park at Old Town Library. Some programs may require registration. Check the online events calendar for details.

Virtual and In-Person Programs

We’re planning both virtual programs and in-person outdoor programs this summer. This includes storytimes, book groups, and more. Keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming programs, any registration requirements, and other details. Thank you for continuing to follow Larimer County health and safety guidelines when participating in activities with the library.

Expanded Weekday Open Hours at the Libraries

With the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge, we are also excited to announce our expanded weekday evening hours. We look forward to seeing you at the library soon!