Join us for this special Storytime! (Miss Laura will still be doing the normal 10:00 session in the Storytime Room.)
This is the official Summer Reading Program information. See more details on the scheduled events on BPL’s Facebook Events page.
Summer Reading Sign-up Starts Today!
The Bartlesville Public Library is pleased to announce the 2022 Summer Reading Program! From June 6 – July 31, there will be reading challenges, activities and events for all ages, from birth to adults.
Beginning on May 9th, register for the program by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app on any mobile device or go to the website at bartlesville.beanstack.org/reader365. “If you already have a Beanstack account from another BPL Beanstack program, there is no need to create a new one. Just sign in with your username/password and register for “Oceans of Possibilities,” says Youth Services Librarian Laura Pryce. “This is where you will log weekly reading and activities, enter prize drawings and see the schedule of weekly events for children and teens.”
Events will also be posted on BPL’s website, social media and electronic signs. “We have a really great line-up this year,” says Pryce. Events for kids include comedy, magical and musical performances as well as live insects, touch-the-trucks and fun with balloons. Weekly storytime and take-home crafts will be offered for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as they are year-round. For teens, BPL is offering painting, cooking and craft classes, along with a forensics workshop, a gaming truck and a sushi-making class! Summer Reading Program participants of all ages will be invited to attend the Grand Finale Pool Party at Frontier Pool on July 31.
Using Beanstack to log in reading each week and complete weekly activity challenges, participants will earn fun virtual badges and virtual tickets that may entered into prize drawings. There will be three grand prize drawings for each age category at the end of the program.
The Summer Reading Program is absolutely free and open to everyone! Call 918-338-4170 for more information.
SIGN UP NOW! April will feature the return of our annual LEGO Creation Contest! This popular event is for everyone, with three age categories: PreK – 4th grade, 5th – 8th grade, and 9th grade – Adult. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category with one overall grand prize being awarded. Winners will receive LEGO products which are funded by the Bartlesville Friends of the Library. Registration begins on April 1st. Forms and rules can be picked up at BPL’s Youth Services desk. Contestants will build their LEGO creations at home using their own LEGOs, abiding by the rules and criteria noted on the registration form. They will then drop off their entries at the upstairs meeting room of the library on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The room will be closed at 11:00am to allow judging to take place. Public viewing and awards will be presented at 1:00 that afternoon. Winning entries will be shown in the library’s lobby display case throughout the first week of May.