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Summer Reading

Oceans of Possibilities

General Information

  • Oceans of Possibilities

    • Who can participate? Everyone, ages birth – adults.

    • How to participate, read!

    • What can you read? Books, audio books, subtitles…

    • The more you read the greater your chance of winning prizes.

    • When is the program running? Between July 5 and August 13.
  • How summer reading works

    • Register

      • Download the Beanstack app.

      • Visit the Beanstack website here.

      • Come to the library to register as an offline reader, paper reading logs available starting July, 5.

Youth Services

  • How to participate

    • Track your minutes, online or by coloring in starfish in your reading log.

    • 60 minutes = 1 badge = 1 entry into the prize drawings.

    • Write reviews.

    • Activity Badges: BINGO, Activity Tracker, and Spot the Difference.

  • Prizes

    • Weekly drawings: fidget toys, Cape Cod Creamery gift cards, Ryan’s gift cards,Cape Cod Toy Chest and more.

      • Birth – 4: Family Membership C.C. Natural History Museum, 2 passes to C.C. Children’s Museum, silver bracelet.  

      • Ages 5 – 11: Grand Prize Drawing: $100 Ryan’s gift card, Heritage Gardens, Bass River Kayaks and silver bracelet.

      • Ages 12 – 18: $100 gift card Marathon Sports, 2 passes to Cape Codder, $48 Skull Island gift card, and silver bracelet.

  • Programs

    • Toe Jam Puppet Band – Music, giant bubbles, silliness and more – July 5, 5 pm.

    • Musical Discoveries – Mrs. Rachel, African drums, singing and dancing – July 7 & 23, August 4 & 27, 11 am.

    • Family Fun Days – Giant Jenga, bubbles, giant checkers, hoola hoops, chalk, and more – July 9, 16, 30, August 6, 11 am.

    • Companion Animals – C.A.P Therapy dogs, great book buddies, read to a dog – July 11, 3 pm.

    • Storytimes- Stories, songs and silliness – July 14, 21, 28, 11 am.

    • Pitter Patter Puppets- Puppet Show featuring Mary Wilson – July 18, 11 am.

    • Young Mariners – Knots and Signal Flags – July 22, 11 am.

    • Cape Cod Learning Tours – Tide Pool exploration – July 25, 2:30 pm.

    • Sea Chanteys – Songs of the Sea – Denya and Friends – August 3, 5 pm.

    • Trevor the Juggler- Juggling – August 13, 3 pm.

Adult

  • How to participate

    • Track your reading online or by coloring in starfish in your reading log.

    • 1 Book = 1 badge = 1 entry into the prize drawings.

    • Write reviews: 1 badge per review.

    • Participate in book groups and the author talk : 1 badge for each.
  • Prizes

    • Hy-line Cruise, Cape Cod Canal Cruises

    • $100 gift card Adrene Jewelers

    • $100 restaurant gift card

Programs

  • Book Discussion Groups
    • Black Flags, Blue Waters by Eric Jay Dolin – Wednesday, July 27 at 6 pm

    • Orphans of Race Point by  Patry Francis –  Tuesday, August 9 at 11 am  

    • Chances Are by Richard Russo – Wednesday, August 17 at 11 am

  • Events and Activities
    • Scavenger Hunt for Sea Captain’s Homes –  Journals available starting July 5

    • Sea Chanteys – Songs of the Sea – Denya and Friends – Wednesday, August 3 at 5 pm

    • Author Talk with Eric Jay Dolin –  “Black Flags, Blue Waters” –  Wednesday, August 11 at 2 pm