Library’s Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 1

Every summer, the Door County Library hosts a summer reading program to encourage children and teens to read for enjoyment and to help prevent “summer slide.” 

This year’s program, themed Tails and Tales, will be virtual, but it will still include reading challenges and activities for kids, teens and adults. Each age group will have different goals and rewards to earn based on the amount of time spent reading. 

To participate, simply track your reading time on a paper tracker that’s available at all eight library branches or use Beanstack, a digital platform that’s accessible on a computer or smartphone that tracks your reading time and activities. Earn raffle tickets based on reading time for the chance to win prizes from the library and gift certificates from local businesses.

Also look forward to themed programming, including story times with Miss Beth, Miss Mary Ann, Miss Barb and the Lavender Library Lady; monthly craft bags; and weekly coloring sheets. There will also be four weeks of Page Turner Adventures on various subjects and Behind the Scenes videos every Saturday that will feature visits with local animal-focused groups to learn about what they do.

“All library activities are virtual this summer,” said library director Tina Kakuske, “but we hope you will also visit your local library branch in person to pick out books, magazines and DVDs. We would love to see you and catch up!”

More details about the summer reading program and the library’s many other offerings for all ages are available at