The Adams Free Library has extended the Summer Reading program.  The Adams Free Library’s summer reading program is ongoing.  Registration is available via Beanstack software.  When sign up is completed, participants may add the number of minutes spent reading to their reading log.  The program’s end date has been extended to September 30.  Links to virtual programs are on the Youth Services page of the library’s website, with information about how to register and log reading using Beanstack or by downloading the Beanstack app.  There, participants can manage each member of the family’s reading log, time their reading sessions to keep track of total minutes, earn virtual badges and tickets for chances to win a real raffle basket.  The goal is to read for 400 minutes.  That’s just 20 minutes every day for 20 days!  Attending virtual events earns extra tickets.  Winning tickets will be drawn after the end of the program.  Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Adams Free Library.

Virtual events include two shows by Ed the Wizard, “Meal Time Magic,” a complete magic show with easy-to-learn magic effects designed for the dining table; and “Reading is Magic” an all new magic performance.  Also, Rick Goldin’s “I Like to Read” is a virtual musical program for the library.  Join Rick and his puppet friends for this pre-recorded program featuring songs about books, reading, going to the library, and lots of movement, humor, and singing along.  The Zoo in Forest Park’s Facebook Live event is a 30-minute program with five animals and remains accessible on The Zoo’s Facebook page.  The library’s Youth Services page at has links to the virtual programs.

Families and children of all ages are invited to participate in the Summer Reading 2020 Challenge.  Go to Youth Services for more information about Beanstack and links for the virtual events.  All events are free.  Questions?  Visit the Youth Services page at or call the Adams Free Library (413)743-8345.  This year’s theme, “Imagine Your Story” is sponsored by the Adams Free Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  Additional funding provided by the Friends of the Adams Free Library

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