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Minot Public Library offers summer reading online

Randi Monley, a Children’s Librarian, and Zhaina Moya, an Adult Services Librarian, are starting online summer reading programs.

The purpose of the children program is to prevent what they called “the summer slide.” According to the press release, “Research shows that children who do not read in the summer can lose around two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading in one summer.”

The software they are going to use is called Beanstack. Those who sign up have the ability to log minutes, complete activities and earn prizes over the summer.

The adult program’s benefits include “an increased ability to focus, reduced stress and an increase in cultural competency.”

Beanstack can be accessed on a smart device, like a phone or tablet, and also on a computer. For those who do not have access to those devices, paper logs will be available for teens and adults.

To sign up, visit minotnd.beanstack.org, or call the library with any questions.

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