Win prizes with the Dawson County Library’s online summer reading program – Dawson Community News

Posted: June 25, 2020 at 3:42 am


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You download the app and find our library, and then you can use it to log what books youve read, Leonhardt said, and then when you use the app to log your reading you can compete to win prizes.

The app, which is available free to users in the iOS and Android app store, uses a barcode scanner to create a reading list and a reading session timer to keep track of how long participants have read for. Beanstack also offers individualized reading challenges and badges within the app for completing the challenges.

In addition to the virtual badges given by the app, the Dawson County Library is offering prizes for readers at the end of the summer.

You have between now and July 31 to read and log books into the app, and then our database will choose winners to get prizes, Leonhardt said. The prizes are on display in the library, so kids can come look at them to see what they could win.

Many people are already signed up for the online program, and the way the app is set up allows the library to see how many people are participating within the branch.

We get constant statistics from the app, Leonhardt said. We were very fortunate to get this app as part of a state-funded program; libraries would usually have to pay to use the app, but the Georgia Public Library System allows us to run it for free.

The library recently reopened for those wanting to check out physical books, and for those who prefer to read digitally, online ebooks are available via the librarys website.

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