Summer Reading Starts in Pottstown, Royersford, Schwenksville, Red Hill

POTTSTOWN PA – Their buildings remain closed for now as part of coronavirus limitations, but summer reading programs at Montgomery County branch libraries in Pottstown, Royersford, Schwenksville, and Red Hill are under way and continuing through Aug. 15, the Norristown-based central library reports. Program activities this year are available for children and adults too.

Called “Summer@MC-NPL,” its online schedule allows patrons of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and its branches to keep track of personal and family reading, and participate in activities for all ages. Get started here. Both individuals and families can register.

“Every time you hit a reading milestone, complete an activity, or submit a review, you’ll win a badge – think of it as a little digital fist bump – to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together,” the library explains on its website. Every badge unlocked earns a chance to win a mystery raffle prize from local branches.

The program is powered by Beanstack, a reading service that offers a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices. Books being read can be entered by scanning their barcodes into the app, and log-in begins automatically. The app lets readers enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours spent in reading time.

Don’t have a library card with which to borrow books? No problem; apply online here. Once submitted, a library card number will be e-mailed to you.

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