PLDL Summer Reading Program
June 14, 2021
The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library are thrilled to launch
the 2021 summer reading program, Tails and Tales. The program will see both libraries engage
students and residents in summer reading activities all season long.
Pre-registration for the reading program will open on Thursday, June 17 alongside an outdoor
storytime event, Books Of A Feather, hosted by the Hancock School Public Library at the
Hancock Tori and Farmer’s Market on Quincy Green between from 3pm – 6pm.
PLDL will host a Summer Reading kick-off event on Saturday, June 26 at the library. At the
kick-off event, participants can sign-up for the program and enjoy ice cream, face painting, and
other summer reading themed crafts and activities. The Library Book Bike will also be onsite to
share further information about the program and the library.
This year the library will once again offer the ability for participants to register online using the
Beanstack app. The online registration portal will allow users to track their summer reading
progress from a PC, laptop, or other mobile device.There will also be paper registration
available for those who do not wish to participate in the online program.
Summer Reading Program participants will receive prizes and incentives as they reach different
reading benchmarks throughout the program. Prizes this year include a free book and a $5
voucher to the Downtown Houghton Farmer’s Market.
The 8-week program will also include outdoor events throughout the summer, such as free
paddling programs, live music and outdoor storytime programs.The program ends on August
The Summer Reading Program is free and open to all, with generous funding support from the
Portage Health Foundation. Online registration is also available. Visit the PLDL website at
www.pldl.org to learn more.