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Washington County Free Library offers Summer Reading Program

We always encourage our families to have their children get plenty of hours playing outdoors.  Playing outside is fun, adventurous and not to mention great exercise.  In the Summer months sometimes it is just too hot to be outdoors and the  children just spend all their time indoors watching of  tv or playing on electronics.  Check this out , you can  beat the heat this summer and stay indoors  and expand your child’s reading skills when the temperatures  are high.  Very hot conditions can put children at risk of heatstroke, heat exhaustion, burns from hot object like playground equipment, sunburn, and excessive thirst, especially during active play. Have kids stay indoors when temperatures are over 35ºC – 40ºC/95ºF – 100ºF .

Washington Country Free Library is offering a Summer Reading Program again this year!    Kick off Party, June 16th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm , 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Md 21740

To REGISTER for the Reading Program  follow these steps:

1. On your smart phone –Scan this QR code.  OR  go to

2. If you participated in SRC last year, sign back in using your email or phone number and password.  Be sure to update your age, grade and school information before enrolling in a RC Program.

3.  If you haven’t signed up on Beanstack before, register your whole family to participate!

4. Stop by the Library  to pick up your children’s goodie bags!

5.  Log all of your reading online and be entered into raffles all summer long!

  • For children birth through age 10, read and record on Beanstack a total of 750 minutes this summer to complete the Summer Reading Club. Children will earn prizes after they read 300 minutes, 600 minutes, and all 750 minutes.
  • If you are 11 through 17 years of age, you will be participating in our Teen Summer Reading Club! Sign up on Beanstack and log the books you read to earn badges! Read and record on Beanstack four books to earn the Midpoint Badge, then stop by your local library branch to receive your Midpoint Prize and be entered into an end-of-summer drawing for gift cards to some of your favorite stores! Read and record on Beanstack a total of eight books to earn the Finisher Badge, then come back to your local library branch to receive your Finisher Prize and be entered into the Grand Prize drawings for a $100 Amazon gift card, movie passes and more!
  • Psst…Parents: You can earn prizes too! We have an Adult SRC program on Beanstack, so don’t forget to register yourself and make this a family experience! Also, each time you bring your child to the library to either pick up their Summer Reading Club Prize or participate in a program, you can enter into a raffle for a gift card to a local restaurant in your area!

What are the fabulous prizes? Coupons, baseball tickets, books, movie passes, and more. Now that you know how to participate, come join us at one of our branches for a kickoff party and sign up for the Summer Reading Club!