Summer Reading Program 2021

Summer Reading Program 2021

Saturday, June 26 - Saturday, August 7


Visit the Library to sign up or register online at holliscenterpubliclibrary.beanstack.org starting Saturday, June 26.

(Note: If you register online, you can download the Beanstack Tracker app on your phone to track your reading and complete reading challenges.)


Age categories: Birth-3rd grade, 4th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade, Adult


Help the Library meet its goal of 200 hours read and the Library will purchase and donate supplies to Mr. Drew and His Animals Too.


Earn raffle tickets for three separate raffles by reading, writing book reviews, and attending library programs. (Birth-3rd grade participants may also pick a prize from the prize box every time they visit the Library during the summer reading program).


Raffle dates:

June 26 - July 10

July 11 - 24

July 25 - August 7


If you read an average of 15 minutes a day, totaling 630 minutes for the entire program, you will win a $15 Amazon gift card for books.


If you read an average of 30 minutes a day, totaling 1,260 minutes, you will win a $25 Amazon gift card for books.


If you read over 2,000 minutes, a book of your choice will be donated to the Library collection in your name, and you will also win the $25 Amazon gift card for books for reading 1,260 minutes.


Programs this year include:

  • Toddler Story Time Monday June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 from 10-10:30am

  • Adult Book Group on Monday, July 12 and Monday, August 2 from 3-4pm

  • Make-Your-Own Bubble Wands for birth-3rd graders on Saturday, July 3 from 1-3pm

  • Make-Your-Own Hovercrafts for 4th-8th graders on Saturday, July 17 from 1-3pm

  • DIY Alcohol Ink Tote Bags for teens on Saturday, July 24 from 1-3pm

  • Tech Help Saturday led by Paul on Saturday, July 31 from 1-3pm

  • Mr. Drew and His Animals Too for all ages at Friendship Park in Waterboro on Thursday, August 12 at 6pm



Youth entering 3rd grade and under or homeschool equivalent receive a reading log that they can add stickers to. Every sticker counts as 15 minutes of reading, whether it's independent reading, reading with help, or being read to.

They may also pick a prize from the prize box every time they visit the Library during the summer reading program.

They receive raffle tickets and prizes for the following activities:

1 ticket and 1 Reader's Treasure Box prize - reading 15 mins

1 ticket and 1 Reader's Treasure Box prize - reading 30 mins

1 ticket and 1 Reader's Treasure Box prize - reading 60 mins

2 tickets and 2 Reader's Treasure Box prizes - reading 120 mins

5 tickets and 2 Reader's Treasure Box prizes - reading 240 mins

8 tickets and $5 Amazon gift card - reading 480 mins

12 tickets and $10 Amazon gift card - reading 960 mins

21 tickets and $15 Amazon gift card - reading 1,920 mins

34 tickets and $20 Amazon gift card - reading 3,000 mins

3 tickets each - attend Toddler Story Time

7 tickets - use one of the Library's cameras to take a digital photo of an animal


Youth entering 4th-8th grade or homeschool equivalent receive a reading log. They receive 5 puzzle pieces (for a puzzle they can color and complete) each time they reach the following reading goals:

15 mins

30 mins

60 mins

120 mins

240 mins

They receive raffle tickets and prizes for the following activities:

1 ticket - reading 15 mins

1 ticket - reading 30 mins

1 ticket - reading 60 mins

2 tickets - reading 120 mins

5 tickets - reading 240 mins

8 tickets and $5 Amazon gift card - reading 480 mins

12 tickets and $10 Amazon gift card - reading 960 mins

21 tickets and $15 Amazon gift card - reading 1,920 mins

34 tickets and $20 Amazon gift card - reading 3,000 mins

3 tickets - attend Make-Your-Own Hovercrafts program

4 tickets - write a short story

7 tickets - use one of the Library's cameras to take a digital photo of an animal

8 tickets - Maine Student Book Award Challenge


Teens entering 9th-12th grade or homeschool equivalent will receive a reading log and a bingo board. For every square on the bingo board a teen completes, he or she receives 4 raffle tickets. For every Bingo a teen gets, he or she receives an additional 10 raffle tickets.

Teens receive raffle tickets and prizes for the following activities:

1 ticket - reading 15 mins

1 ticket - reading 30 mins

1 ticket - reading 60 mins

2 tickets - reading 120 mins

5 tickets - reading 240 mins

8 tickets and $10 Amazon gift card - reading 480 mins

12 tickets and $15 Amazon gift card - reading 960 mins

21 tickets and $20 Amazon gift card - reading 1,920 mins

34 tickets and $25 Amazon gift card - reading 3,000 mins

3 tickets - attend DIY Alcohol Ink Tote Bags program

4 tickets - write a short story

6 tickets - Genre Challenge

7 tickets - use one of the Library's cameras to take a digital photo of an animal


Adults receive raffle tickets and prizes for the following activities:

1 ticket - reading 15 mins

1 ticket - reading 30 mins

1 ticket - reading 60 mins

2 tickets - reading 120 mins

5 tickets - reading 240 mins

8 tickets and $10 Amazon gift card - reading 480 mins

12 tickets and $15 Amazon gift card - reading 960 mins

21 tickets and $20 Amazon gift card - reading 1,920 mins

34 tickets and $25 Amazon gift card - reading 3,000 mins

3 tickets - attend Tech Help Saturday

3 tickets each - attend Book Group

4 tickets - write a short story

6 tickets - Genre Challenge

6 tickets - Read ME 2021 Challenge

6 tickets - New York Times Bestseller Challenge

7 tickets - use one of the Library's cameras to take a digital photo of an animal

Adults can earn up to 6 additional raffle tickets by participating in the Read ME program. [Read ME is a statewide program presented by the Maine Humanities Council (in partnership with the Maine State Library) that encourages adults all across Maine to read the same books - by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author.] Gerry Boyle chose the books this year, and his recommendations are: Mainely Power by Matt Cost (fiction) and Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault (nonfiction). Adults receive 3 raffle tickets each for reading Mainely Power by Matt Cost and Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault.