Book Bucks Galore!

20150804_190209It’s here! The last week to spend Book Bucks! If you have teen readers who were collecting their Book Bucks this summer, make sure to remind them to drop in anytime Monday to Saturday in order to spend them. Once this week is over, that’s it for this year!

We had a LOT of teen readers this summer, and it was fun seeing what they picked to cover the Book Buck Bingo squares. From books in a series, to books with a cyborg, our teen readers had to challenge themselves and read a bit outside the box in order to earn their Book Bucks.

For the first spending week, we took $87 book bucks in total. I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed what they purchased, too. We expect that number to probably triple this week. Hmmm….what exactly is in that “Secret Prize” worth $16??!!

Don’t worry…if your young reader didn’t get a chance to participate in this fantastic summer reading program, we’ll be doing it again next year! Only 11 more months to wait….


Book Bucks Spending Week!

It’s almost here–book buck spending week! Our teen readers have been busy reading up a storm, collecting book bucks since the beginning of the summer. And next week is the first week to spend them!

20150804_190209How does it work?

Each square on our Book Buck Bingo card is worth ONE book buck….a special summer library dollar. Teens who have been collecting the book bucks can bring them in and spend them on items we’ll have on display in our Book Bucks window.

What are the items we can purchase with our Book Bucks?

There will be plenty of great things, from books, to gift cards, to candy, to crafty items. The possibilities are endless, and you will have to wait until Monday of next week to see what we’ve got!

Do I have to spend my book bucks now?

No! A lot of readers wait until September, trying to collect the maximum amount of book bucks. Some readers simply spend a dollar or two in August and keep the rest. It’s an exciting time, and a lot of deliberation goes on.

So, drop in anytime next week to see what we have “on sale”.

It’s Almost Time!


While we’re still a week away from starting up fall programs, we’re busy planning everything in sight. First up, it’s Book Buck Spending Week #2!  And while we had lots of teens in to spend their book bucks in the first week, we know there are still plenty of those little green bucks out there. Plus, we have TONS of great things still to spend them on!

So, starting Monday, Sept. 8th….drop in anytime to spend the Book Bucks.  We’ll be re-filling the window all week long, so if you still have a book or two to finish, you can keep collecting. But don’t save these bucks for next year….once Sept. 8 – 13th is over, your book bucks will be no good. So, plan on a spending spree next week. Can’t wait to see everyone!

Book Bucks Week #2!

20130807_160836_1We’re gearing up for our last Book Buck spending week, the teen portion of our TD Summer Reading Club 2013! This summer, we had so many teens reading and collecting book bucks that we’ve had to expand this wonderful reading program. In our first spending week, our readers were reluctant to spend all their reading cash in order to save it for wonderful prizes this month. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of great things to purchase, and the “store” will change daily and always be well stocked.

So, get ready. Our store will open on Monday, September 9th and will stay open until Saturday, September 14th. Bring all your book bucks and be ready to spend, spend, spend!

Book Bucks Week is Coming!

It’s almost here…what all our teen readers have been waiting for:







Our windows are being prepped, the secret items are being priced, we’re stacking boxes so we can re-fill at a moment’s notice and we’re expecting LOTS of readers to come in with their book bucks. They’ve been reading and saving, reading some more and saving some more, and we’re excited that we’ve had so many kids participate in our version of the wonderful TD Summer Reading Club this summer.

If you know someone who has been participating, remind them to drop by anytime between Monday, August 12 – Saturday, August 17 to spend, spend, SPEND!  We’ll also be holding a Book Buck Spending Week in September, so there’s no hurry.

Happy Spending!

Book Bucks Galore!

Another summer reading program is officially over!  Yes, we just finished the Book Bucks Week #2 and boy, was it successful! 

This was the second summer we ran the program, but this year, it was a little different. Since kids in grades 5 and up aren’t really into posters and stickers anymore, we decided we wanted something for them to stay focused and keep reading all summer long.  And of course, if they had a few rewards along the way, all the better!  So, they started out with a blank Book Buck Bingo card and began reading.

Some readers chose books based on things they would normally read anyway and just supplemented their reading with a few ideas from the bingo card.  Others chose books exclusively that would get them a book buck once they finished reading. The more they read, the more book bucks they could collect to spend later.

The Book Buck Bingo card contained squares that would allow readers to choose things they liked, but to read different genres or authors this summer. There were squares such as “Read a book by a dead author” and “Re-read a book you loved”. We heard so many great stories from this—like the girl who took home a cookbook ( “Read a book from the adult section”) and made a fabulous dinner for her entire family, having never really cooked before! Did we start a chef on the path?

To complete a card, the kids had to read 24 books, all from different genres & parts of the library. Overall, we had 8 readers finish their cards, which is absolutely fabulous considering each book ran anywhere from 100-300 pages.  That’s a lot of reading! And once they collected some book bucks, they kept them and brought them in to spend on some fabulous items in our special Book Buck Sale window! Don’t these girls look happy?

Overall, our tweens and teens read over 300 books this summer.  We can’t wait to expand this program next year! Congratulations everyone!

There’s so much happening next week at the library!

The countdown is on….only three more days until it’s officially Book Bucks Week again at the library!

(Just ignore the sign underneath from August.)  We’ll have a whole new window full of fun prizes for the week of September 17 – 22!  Anyone who still has Book Bucks  should drop in next week and spend, spend, spend!  After that, the store will be closed for another year.

And even more fun, a reminder to everyone who signed up for the special storytime with Ronald McDonald! All the spaces are full now, but we’re expecting a large group of kids on Wednesday night (September 19th)  at 6:30pm! Children are welcome to wear pajamas and there will be time to visit with Ronald McDonald afterward.

It’s going to be a fun week!