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Summer Reading Program Guide

June 7-August 14, 2021

Tails and Tales with seahorse wearing headphones.

READ as much as you can each week from books or e-books checked out from the Bridgman Public Library between June 7 and August 14. Audiobooks count, too!

TRACK the number of minutes that you read each week on Wandoo Reader, a mobile-friendly website. If you have used Wandoo before, please reuse your login. Paper logs are available upon request. Incentives will be available every two weeks. For every 60 minutes logged, you earn an entry into the grand prize drawing in August. 

CREATE AND/OR VOLUNTEER for projects and events! See below for details. HERE is the whole brochure.

MiLibrary Quest Summer 2021

June 1-July 31

MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, and the text #MiLibraryQuest2021

You find a small mammal that looks like a mix of a weasel and a skunk.

Want to play along? Check out to identify this animal and for information about how to discover more animals and enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card.

This is a statewide event but you will only compete against other Bridgman Public Library participants for the prize.

Tails & Tales Sketchbook Exchange

Calling all artists and doodlers! Check out a sketchbook for one week and fill it with animals drawn in any style. Sketchbooks may be checked out multiple times. The only rule is that the sketches must be of animals (or animal-like--insects, monsters and magical creatures are great!). Check out Lynda Barry's Making Comics or other titles for inspiration.

narwhal with headphones


Juneteenth Flag Ceremony

Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the library's flagpole

Commemorate Juneteenth at our outdoor flag ceremony.Juneteenth flag

Would you like to help with the ceremony? Sign up here by June 17 to participate in the color guard, lead the Pledge, or read a poem. Helpers will need to arrive at 10a.m. for a brief rehearsal.

Current masking rules apply.

Teen Video Challenge

Nationwide Contest

Teen Video Challenge with stylized film reel

Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you!

Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.

  • The contest is open to teens 13-18 (though it's fine for people older or younger to appear in the videos).
  • The process is simple: teens just need to upload their video to the social media outlet of their choice, submit a link to their video, and complete a simple online form.
  • Videos will be limited to 60 seconds, making this a doable project for individuals or small teams.
  • Teens/teen teams may submit more than one video.
  • Permission and model release forms will only be required from the winning entries (completing the forms is a requirement to receive prizes and acknowledgement).
  • There will be 5 national winners, who will each receive a cash prize of $200. The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP partners and members in August.

Click here to find the official rules, registration form, and last year's winning entries.


Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 6, 2021