When you get your reading log, you also get a team: Team Run, Team Bike, or Team Swim.
Every time you submit your reading minutes, either online or at the library, they will help your team to victory! Here's where you can see how your team is doing (and if you need to get reading to help them along)!
Step 1: Get Started
Get your Summer Reading Program starter kit!
Starting Monday, July 5, you can pick up your starter kit at the library or book a curbside appointment at my-mcl.info/curbside. For the first week, you’ll get an Intro Bag with everything you need for the full Summer Reading Olympics experience.
The intro bag contains:
- Reading log
- Week 1 craft
- Scavenger Hunt Bingo Card
Step 2: Get Going
Track your Reading
You can start tracking your reading on Monday, July 5 - minutes read or submitted before that day don't count!
Colour one square in your booklet for every 15 minutes you read. You can update your reading minutes as often as you want by going to my-mcl.info/submitminutes. You can keep track of your team's progress day by day with the Reading Team Stats.
Step 3: Get Prizes
Every 15 minutes you read, you can colour in a square on your podium. Start at the smallest (bronze) podium and work up from there.
Once you've finished a podium, come to the library and pick up a medal for your character to wear. You can collect as many as your character can fit - finishing the gold podium just means you grab a new reading log and start again!
As well as reading for yourself and your character, you are also reading for your team. You'll have gotten a bookmark giving you Team Run, Team Swim, or Team Bike.
You can submit your minutes online or at the library, and they'll help your team toward victory! Every 15 minutes you read gets you more chances to win a prize at the end of the summer.
We also have bigger prizes for:
- Reading participation (draw prize)
- Members of the winning team
- Top readers of each age category
- Preschool - under 6
- Elementary - ages 6-11
- Teen - ages 12-17
- Adult - ages 18 and up
Submit all your minutes at my-mcl.info/submitminutes by Sunday August 22, 11:59 pm to be in the running for the bigger prizes!
Every week, we will be doing a new Olympics-themed craft. Kit bags with all the supplies will be available for pickup from the library during normal operating hours. We'll also post a list of the supplies in case you'd like to use your own from home.
Every Monday, we’ll post a video on Facebook and Youtube showing you how to make the craft.
The videos will stay up all summer and we'll keep some extra craft kits around, so if you miss a week, you can always catch back up!
For each craft you complete, you'll be entered for an end-of-summer draw to get one of 2 $50 gift certificates to Michael's!
Every week (weather permitting) we'll be doing a free outdoor activity near the Morinville Splash Park. We'll meet by the gazebo. Events are planned for ages 6-11, but everyone is welcome!
Please note: Although drop-ins are welcome and encouraged, all participants will need a permission form signed by a parent or guardian before participating in events. Each event will need a separate permission form.
Events will be on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. If we have to cancel due to bad weather (rainout), the event will be on the following Friday at 12:00 PM. Some events will be registered - watch this space for details!
Our only registered event will be a family yoga class on Wednesday, July 21 from 1-2 pm. The class is free, but spots are limited. Click here to register!
|Track & Field Day||Wednesday July 7, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Friday, July 9, drop-in 12-3 pm||Splash Park||Drop-in, no registration required|
|Opening Ceremonies: Around the World in the Park||Wednesday July 14, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Friday, July 16, drop-in 12-3 pm||Fish & Game Pond (Changed!)||Drop-in, no registration required|
|Yoga Class||Wednesday July 21, 1-2 pm
||A Zoom link will be provided to registered participants
|Registered Register Here|
|Olympic Flower Planting||Wednesday July 28, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Friday July 30, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Library parking lot||Drop-in, no registration required|
|Amazing Race||Wednesday, August 4, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Friday, August 6, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Splash Park||Drop-in, no registration required|
|Obstacle Course||Wednesday, August 11,drop-in 12-3 pm||Friday, August 13, drop-in 12-3 pm||Splash Park||Drop-in, no registration required|
|Closing Ceremonies||Wednesday, August 18, drop-in 12-3 pm
||Friday, August 20, drop-in 12-3 pm||Splash Park||Drop-in, no registration required|
Get a Card
Explore Morinville with our Olympic Rings Scavenger Hunt!
We will have Bingo Cards available to print or pick up at the library starting July 12. We'll add it to the Week 2 craft bags, if you're picking those up, or you can ask at the front desk.
Find a Location
- To fill in your card, go to the location that the clue leads to and find our box (twist-top Tupperware) of stickers. It'll have our logo on it, so you'll know it's us!
- Grab a sticker and place it on the clue. Every sticker is different, so make sure you only grab one and put it in the correct place on your bingo card.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the recent windstorm, some of our outdoor Tupperwares won't be findable! If you visit a location and can't find the stickers, come to the library and let us know where you went and we'll give you a sticker for your card.
Enter a Draw
- Each category (column) that you complete is one entry into a draw. You can enter the draw up to 6 times - once for every category/column you complete and one bonus entry for a filled out card! The more of the scavenger hunt you complete, the more chances you have to win.
- To enter, bring your card into the library and show a staff member that you have completed a row with the correct answers or take a picture of your card on your phone and submit it to our Google form.
- The scavenger hunt can be completed whenever you would like throughout the summer. We will not do the draw until the very last day of the Summer Reading Program, so take your time exploring our town, getting outside, and supporting local!