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​Read, Learn and Explore with the Summer Break Challenge at the Library 

by | Jul 10, 2023

CML’s popular summer learning program returns June 1 through July 31

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library kicks off another year of Summer Break, a literacy program that encourages reading and learning for all ages, on June 1. The program includes six activities – reading, creating, exploring, giving, playing and writing – that help families and communities connect and learn new things.

Library branches host events in early June to mark the start of Summer Break and encourage customers to get involved with various branch programming through July 31 to earn points to complete the Summer Break challenge.

Summer Break participants complete the program by earning 1,200 points. One minute of reading equals one point. At least 600 points must be earned by reading (equal to 10 hours). All Summer Break participants can earn a prize upon program completion while supplies last.

Customers are encouraged to use the “Beanstack Tracker” mobile app to track accounts, reading time, learning and leisure activities. Returning participants can log in with their account information from last year’s program and track their time. New participants can find the app available for free download through the Google Play and Apple App stores to begin tracking their Summer Break activities on a smart phone or tablet.

The 2023 Summer Break program is sponsored by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, Wendy’s and Charlotte FC.

To learn more and register for Summer Break, please visit the website.

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 About Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of more than one million citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Through 21 locations, targeted outreach and online resources, the Library delivers exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. For more, visit the library’s website.

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