Library Reading Challenges

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Share books with your child, log them on the Library's Beanstack App and receive free books and other resources. It's a great way to build your child's home library and create reading memories.

We all share this world with each other, and it takes all sorts of people to bring us to where we are today. This year for summer reading we want to celebrate all the patches of people that make up our world with our theme, All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship, and Unity. Join us to celebrate our neighbors and explore a wide array of cultures through the power of reading. Future details in the coming weeks of the unique and fun challenges we will have to go with our theme.  

In celebration of National Library week the libraries of Hampton Roads have teamed up for a online scavenger hunt through Beanstack or ask a library staff member for a printable card to turn in at any library location. Participating cities are Chesapeake,Hampton,Newport News, Northumberland, Poquoson,and Virginia Beach. Preregistration runs through April 22nd  and we start accepting cards April 23rd-April 29th.All entries must be in by the end of the libraries hours on April 29th.  The prizes for Portsmouth are 1 of 4 25$ target gift cards and the Grand Portsmouth Prize of a 100$ gift card to the Commodore Theater in Old Towne Portsmouth and two free tickets. Every bingo row is a chance to win both the city prize and be entered into the drawing for a Regional Prize across all participating libraries for a iPad pro and accessories.