Summer Challenge 2021: Tails & Tales FAQs

 

What age do I have to be to participate in the Summer Challenge?

All ages are welcome to participate, recommended for pre-school and up.

Do I have to live in Burlington or have an FFL library card to participate in the Summer Challenge?

FFL welcomes everyone to participate in the “Tail & Tales” Summer Challenge. You do not have to live in Burlington or have an FFL library card. However, you can get a library card online to check out materials.

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is an all-ages app for the web and handheld devices that helps libraries offer reading challenges. More details are on our Beanstack page

I want to participate off-line.

Print a paper version of the Summer Challenge badge sheet and return it to library staff. Badge sheets will also be available at the library and at our outreach sites.

How can my daycare children participate in the Summer Challenge?

Feel free to contact us to bring Summer Challenge materials to your Burlington daycare: fflkids@burlingtonvt.gov or 802.865.7216

How do I register for the Summer Challenge?

Register online at fletcherfree.org/summer or through the Beanstack app. Paper reading logs, badge sheets, and t-shirts will be available at the library and outreach sites beginning June 23.

Can I pick up FFL t-shirts, reading and activity log books at the library?

Yes! Paper reading logs, badge sheets, and t-shirts will be available at the library and outreach sites beginning June 23. You can also get them at Burlington meal sites.

Is FFL serving lunch for kids at the library this year?

The library will not be serving meals to kids this year. Burlington Meal Distribution Sites can be found here.

Where are meals being served to kids in Burlington this summer?

Burlington Meal Distribution Sites can be found here.

Where can I get my free books, FFL t-shirts & activities?

Library staff will be handing out free books, t-shirts & activities at Burlington meal sites. 

Where can I find the list of 2021-22 Vermont Golden Dome books?

Click here for a PDF of nominated titles, or click here to browse availability of the titles in our collection.

Where can I find the list of 2021-22 Red Clover books?

Click here for a PDF of nominated titles, or click here to browse availability of the titles in our collection.

What do 6th, 7th or 8th graders at EMS or Hunt need to read over the summer?

Click here for details.

Are there any programs being scheduled for inside the library this summer?

Currently all library programs are being held on the library lawn or as virtual events. Library staff are out in the community meeting with kids at summer meal sites, and look forward to seeing you in the library. Please watch the library website for updates: fletcherfree.org.

Masks are recommended in library and required in youth area, regardless of vaccination status.