Oceans of Possibilities

2022 Summer Reading Challenge
June 27th – August 12th

 

How It Works

We are excited to once again offer Beanstack — an online program and app that allows participants of all ages, from kids through adults, to track their reading and complete fun challenges to earn raffle entries!

 

FOR KIDS & TEENS

This summer we are reading to earn badges! Kids and teens can earn virtual badges by reading and completing activities, and then visit the library to pick up a matching button to add to their very own reading ribbon!

Each completed badge will also earn an entry into our end-of-summer raffles, with kids prizes featuring favorite characters, popular books, and more! Teens will have a variety of themed raffles to choose from as well, including interests such as anime, art, and gaming! Registering with Beanstack is easy! (instructional video) See below for details. Challenge registration begins on June 27th.

Our youth events this summer will include storytimes, crafts, and STEM programs. Tweens & teens will also have events especially for them — cupcake decorating, crafts, tie-dye, and more! Most programs will require registration; check our event calendar for more details and registration information.

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FOR ADULTS

Adults can use Beanstack to read and earn raffle entries too! This year there are two ways to participate: Reading Log and Activities. Each will earn you raffle tickets that can be entered into the end-of-challenge prize drawings. To master the Summer Reading Challenge and automatically be entered into our grand prize raffle, complete all 12 activities and log at least 5 books.

Enjoy a summer full of great events for adults, including music performances, crafting, trivia, book chats, tech help, and, of course, the Library/YMCA Farmers Market!

Register for Beanstack to get started. (instructional video) See below for additional instructions. Challenge registration begins on June 27th. For adults who do not wish to participate online, traditional paper game cards will be available in the library beginning June 27th. Stop in and register to receive your game card.

 

 

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Beanstack - Online Registration

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Watch registration video

1. Go to eastgreenbushlibrary.beanstack.org.

2. Click on register an individual or family and enter your information.

3. Register additional family members by choosing add another child or register another adult when prompted.

4. Choose the challenge you would like to participate in, and click register for this challenge. (Beginning on June 27th!)

5. Upon registration, each individual be able to begin logging reading & activities and earning badges!

 

Beanstack TrackerApp StoreGoogle Play

Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders

Notary

A notary is available during some of the hours the library is open. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Accessibility Services

Vision

Large print books and audiobooks are available for those who find conventional print too small to read easily.

Low-vision equipment is available for magnification of print materials. Inquire at the Reference Desk.

The NYS Library maintains a free Talking Book and Braille Library service for qualified patrons.

Hearing

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for events held in the large meeting room.

Printing

Printing costs 15¢ per page for single-sided black & white, 30¢ per page for double-sided black & white and 50¢ per page for color. Wireless printing is also available in or to the library from any location, using any device. More info

Copy/Scan/Fax

A self-service color photocopier is available for public use, located outside the children’s room. The charge is $.15 per side for black & white copies and $.50 per side for color copies. Duplexing (double-sided) is available for both color and B&W.

The copier also has the ability to scan color or black & white to an email account. There is no charge to scan documents.

Sending a fax costs $1 per page.

Drive-thru

All materials, excluding “Stories to Go” kits, Library of Things items, and technology items, may be returned in the drive-thru book drop any time. Did you know you can set the drive-thru or checkout desk as your default pickup location?  Find out more