2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities

Dates: June 21st, 2022 to August 12th, 2022

This year Eastern Shore Public Library is exploring Oceans of Possibilities all summer long with exciting programing including their reading challenge. Beanstack returns again this year as part of the challenge. Readers can register, record time spent reading, participate in challenges, and share book reviews. As they log their reading and activities, readers will earn digital badges redeemable for cool incentives. In addition to their online challenge, the library will be offering a paper option. Unlike past years, patrons will be able to come into the library to redeem their points and choose their prizes. The summer reading program will begin on June 21st and end on August 12th, 2022.

Throughout the summer, Eastern Shore Public Library and Northampton Free Library will be hosting storytimes every week featuring two books and an activity for ages 3 to 9 years old. They will also be providing programming for teens as well. Details will be available at a later date.

As part of their programming, the library will be providing Summer Reading Program starter bags on June 21st. These kits will have everything necessary to get started this summer. More details will follow as they get closer to each event.

To be kept updated about these programs and any other events happening during the summer, please visit espl.org and keep watch on our events page. Events are also posted on Facebook and Instagram. For Facebook updates, you can search us as @EasternShorePublicLibraryVirginia for our main page or @EasternShorePublicLibraryYouthServices for our Youth Services Page. Our Instagram can be located by searching @esplyouthservice. Oceans of Possibilities registrants will be emailed updates.

Questions and requests for help should be directed to the Youth Services Librarian, Tiffany Flores, at youthservices@espl.org or by calling 757-787-3400.

2022 Art and Poetry Contest: 

Get in the creative spirit this summer with Eastern Shore Public Library’s ‘2022Art and Poetry Contest’. Follow the Oceans of Possibilities theme and allow your creativity to flow into your art pieces, poems, and/or photos. Submit up to three pieces of art into our exciting contest. Winners will receive a gift basket featuring exciting prizes and a Barnes and Noble gift card. The winning entry will be judged based on creativity, adherence to the Oceans of Possibilities theme, and following entry rules.  To submit your artwork or poem, bring your artwork pieces to Eastern Shore Public Library or Northampton Free Library OR email it to youthservices@espl.org.

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