Participant Information Letter

While many of the libraries are going on-line for all of their summer reading programs, the Deposit Free Library staff has made the decision to continue our annual Book Challenge the way we normally do it. We like contact with our patrons and with the reopening progress of New York State, we feel it is safe to have our patrons fill out their tracking sheets on paper.
We would love to have you join us for the 2020 Great Summer Book Challenge. In the dropdown menu, you will find a tracking sheet and all the instructions necessary to make your summer reading journey a success!
Because our theme this year is “Imagine Your Story”, we are also challenging our participants to write about their “2020 COVID-19 Adventure”. Each of us has a different story to tell about what we experienced during the three month shutdown and the gradual reopening to the new normal. We would like to compile the stories and create our own Deposit Story to put in our local history section. Participants are invited to include photos and drawings.
We have some fun prizes planned for those faithful readers who like to finish their goals. In-person programming is not possible for this summer, but three days a week, we have some great on-line Story Times. We are also working on some creative challenges for our kids and teen readers.
If anyone does not feel it is safe to come to the library to register or update their sheets or share their stories, the information can be dropped in the book drop, mailed to the library at 159 Front Street, Deposit, NY 13754, emailed to Miss Deb at de.deborah@4cls.org, or called in to Miss Deb at 467-2577, or private message her on the library Facebook page.
The Book Challenge is a great way to keep us all reading in the summer. It’s also a great way to learn new things, try new authors, and if you can’t take a vacation this year, reading helps you visit lots of places and meet lots of new friends, just by turning the pages. Remember, audio books and e-books count too! Please return your tracking sheet to the library by August 18 to be entered in the raffles.