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Log your reading minutes here and earn great prizes. Help us reach our Community Reading Challenge goal: 238,900 total minutes.

Click your age category to create an account to log your reading minutes, now through August 3:

ADULTS: log your reading here

TEENS age 11-18: log your reading here

KIDS age 4-11: log your reading here

KIDS age 0-3: log your reading here

Summer is one of the best times to celebrate and enjoy the pleasures of reading. The Estes Valley Library has reading treasures to keep you inspired all season long.

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and it inspires the perfect themes for 2019’s Summer Reading Program … space, science, and discovery: A Universe of Stories.

This summer, you can track their reading minutes online, from anywhere, 24/7. Click the links above to create your account.

For 2019, the Library has created a community-wide challenge: “Fly Me to the Moon!” … through reading. The distance from the Earth to the Moon is approximately 238,900 miles. This summer’s quest for the Estes Valley: to collectively log 238,900 minutes of reading. All forms of reading count, including listening to audiobooks, reading aloud to children, or reading this website article. All ages are invited to share in this fun challenge.

Adults and teens can earn prizes for participating, which include gift cards to El Mex Kal, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Reel Mountain Theater, and the Escape Room.

Early readers (and story-listeners) ages 0 to 6, as well as elementary-school age kids will also have the opportunity to earn reading incentives as they log their hours. Studies have shown that kids who read for enjoyment during summer vacation avoid the so-called “summer slide”. Summer readers return to school ready to learn and avoid the weeks of “catching up” experienced by their non-reading counterparts. L

The Library invites you to a lunar-inspired reading challenge this summer, and to find the joy and fulfillment in a “Universe of Stories”. The Summer Reading Program is made possible by the generosity of the Library Friends & Foundation and the Village Thrift Shop.