- Summer Reading Clubs
- Summer Prizes
By completing activities on your Reading Club Challenge Sheet you'll enter for a chance to win some great prizes. Each branch location will give away three gift baskets (one for kid, teen, and adult winner), three Amazon gift cards (one for kid, teen, and adult winner), and two pop-up books (for kids only) created by Robert Sabuda or Matthew Reinhart.
Special Thanks to the Friends of the Abilene Public Library for funding this summers prize lineup!
Kids' Gift Basket Contents (1 per location)
- Bat Doll Plush Stuffed Animal: a furry grey plush toy that's perfect for the Bats-A-Palooza theme that's super soft and fluffy, made of plush PP cotton.
- 60-piece Set of 3D Magnet Tiles: building tiles that help promote STEAM learning, encourage creativity, imagination, problem solving, and motor skills that will keep kids engaged for hours.
- 3D Doodler Pen: a 3D printing pen to enjoy hours of play and learning by allowing youth to make real-world connections to a variety of STEM concepts and building.
- Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit: make dozens of cool electronic gadgets with this set designed to introduce youth to the basics of electrical engineering.
- Bat Bubble Pop Sensory Toy: an anxiety and stress toy for endless fun by pressing down the bubbles, which make a popping sound, and then flip it over to do it again.
- DIY Board Game Kit: includes all the necessary components to create your own interactive game that helps kids develop creative thinking, logical thinking, and practical ability.
- National Geographic Mega Slime Kit: includes premade magnetic putty, fluffy slime, glow-in-the-dark putty, liquid slime, color-changing putty, snotty slime bouncing putty, and more as a fun STEM kit.
- Skillmatics Card Game Guess in Ten: Animal Planet: a game that will have you asking questions, up to ten, to guess the animal on the game card.
Teen Gift Basket Contents (1 per location)
- Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experience: an exciting cooperation game where you'll have to solve 19 mental and physical puzzles before a mad scientist turns you into werewolves...and you only have a year to do it.
- Bluetooth Speakers with Lights: 4-in-1 functional tool that works as a Bluetooth speaker, night light, wireless charging station, and phone holder.
- Fidget Pen, Decompression Magnet Fidget Toy: not only is it a functioning pen, but also a cool magnetic toy that can create countless interesting, imaginative, and creative sculptures, shapes, patterns, and puzzles.
- Throw Throw Burrito Game by Exploding Kittens: a fun dodgeball card game where you'll need to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponent while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing airborne burritos.
- Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy Set: a ring set allowing you to focus your attention and release stress through a simple rotation game, when feeling anxious or stressed.
- 360 LED Flying Disc (Frisbee): a black flying disc that's 100 time brighter than other leading light-up discs with 36 super bright LEDs.
- Bungee Table - Large Fast Sling Puck Game: premium crafted wooden game and pucks that will entertain kids, teens, and adults once you start playing
Adult Basket Content (1 per location)
- Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones: waterproof earbuds set with 7 hours of continuous music playback time with a charging case that can charge both earbuds and additional 16 times on a full charge.
- Coastrail Outdoor Deluxe Portable Hammock: made from a smooth yet strong parachute nylon material and triple interlocking stitching.
- Power Bank Wireless Charger: a power bank with 3 output cables and a USB input cable. A portable solar power bank with the ability to charge your devices multiple times with dual super bright LED lights for emergency situations.
- Rechargeable Reading Light: a reading light with many adjustable light levels and nine different color temperatures for convenient reading in lower light environments.
- Contigo Stainless Steel Water Bottle 24 oz.: spill-proof water bottle that will keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours due to stainless steel double-wall vacuum-insulation.
- Yamiton Black Backpack: ultra breathable design with integrated USB port to connect power bank inside with ventilated multi-panel padding providing maximum back support.
- Battery-Operated Camping Lanterns for Emergency Light: durable and water-resistant lantern equipped with 30 bright LED bulbs to provide for a 360 degree lighting effect for emergencies and power outages.
$50.00 Amazon Gift Cards (3 per location)
- Feel free to use this card with Amazon to make purchases from within its extensive listing of products. These cards have no fees attached to them and do not have an expiration date so you can use them until you completely run out of money on the card.
Below is a listing of pop-up books that will be given away as prizes. Each location will give away two of the
books to two kids' club winners in July.
Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World by Matthew Reinhart
With state-of-the-art paper engineering, this book brings the castles and characters brilliantly to life, capturing the magical worlds that have enthralled audiences for decades. This book spans eleven films and princesses, including fan favorites such as Belle, Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel. Through 27 pop-ups and transformative scenes, the key moments from these beloved films leap from the page, and the accompanying text makes this book a wonderful interactive reading experience.
Peter Pan by Robert Sabuda
Readers will delight in this re-telling of this classic story of Neverland, pirates, and flying. Robert Sabuda's elegant text and paper engineering give new life to favorite characters like Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael, John, and of course, Peter Pan himself!
The Little Mermaid by Robert Sabuda
Come along on a magical journey under the sea in this stunning pop-up adaptation of the beloved fairy tale, expertly crafted by renowned paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Amazing three-dimensional paper structures pop off each page, bringing this classic underwater adventure to life. This visually stunning tale of adventure, true love, and sacrifice is sure to become a favorite in any story-lover's library.
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart
While dinosaurs patrolled the lands, massive prehistoric sharks, giant scorpions, and colossal squid cruised the ancient oceans - most with just one thing in mind: eat or be eaten. Pop-up masters Sabuda and Reinhart explore the prehistoric underwater world where monsters like megalodon ruled the waves. Full of captivating facts and more than 35 breathtaking pop-ups, this incredible volume is sure to astonish and amaze everyone from budding marine biologists to confirmed landlubbers.
Beauty and the Beast by Robert Sabuda
True love blooms in this three-dimensional adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a spectacular rose garden make this all-new pop-up masterpiece a must-have for your family's library.
The Jungle Book by Matthew Reinhart
In this retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack!