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Adult Event Guide

Link to BPL Calendar

How to Participate

  • Set a reading goal!  (Must be at least 16 hours).
  • Record daily reading online starting June 4
  • Every adult who reads at least 10 hours will be entered into a weekly prize drawing for a Walmart Gift Card!*
  • Reading to your kids counts too!  
  • Adults who meet their goal will be entered into a grand prize drawing for an iPad!*
  • Our most prolific readers will get a Walmart Gift Card!*
  • Participate with weekly quizzes for a chance to win a Walmart Gift Card!*
  • The last chance to report reading hours is July 31.
  • Check out the Library's Downloadables page – eBooks and downloadable audiobooks count toward your goal!

*Must have valid Bentonville Public Library card to be eligible to win.

Library Programs

    • Book Discussions
    • Tech Help
    • TableTop Gaming
    • Art Exhibits
    • Special Presentations

    Key Dates

    • Registration starts: May 5
    • Begin reporting hours: June 4
    • Last chance to report hours: July 31
    • Score higher on reading achievement tests! (Roman, S., Carran, D.T., and Fiore, C.D. (2010). The Dominican Study:Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap. RiverForest, IL: Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science.)
    • Close the rich/poor reading achievement gap. (Alexander, K. (April 2009). Hopkins Study—public libraries determinativein school success. ODE, 72.)
    • Free voluntary reading is as effective! (Krashen, S. (1989). "We acquire vocabulary and spelling by reading: Additional evidence for the Input Hypothesis." Modern Language Journal73: 440-464.)

    Program Sponsors

  • Reading Makes You Smarter!

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    Award Winners


    Adults model good reading habits for children! Plus, why should the kids have all the summer fun?

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