Library Events

2022 Summer Reading

Read beyond the beaten path

Join us for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge
at the Inyo County Free Library!

June 15, 2022 to August 3, 2022

Beanstack

We are continuing a pilot project for our reading program using an online service called Beanstack, which we hope you will enjoy using.  Beanstack will have the usual book and reading logging that we’ve done with our summer reading programs in the past, but will do this online through a browser or with mobile apps (available from Google Play or the Apple App Store). 

Assistance with using Beanstack will be available from the staff at the Inyo County Library Branches.  Please come to your local Inyo County Library Branch to get started. 

Self-registration is available with the mobile app (search at “Find a site” for “Inyo County”) or at this address: https://inyocounty.beanstack.org.  Each reader in a family can be registered under one account.

Reading log, activities, and drawings

Activities for kids of all ages on science, nature, and art are included along with the reading log.  For the activities there are some prizes available after completion.  

At the end of the program there will be drawings for prizes for readers at each branch and age group.  All participants are entered in the drawings but the chances of winning are increased by the amount of book and reading logging done.   

In addition to reading logging and activities readers can also post reviews of the books they have read, which can be library books, personal books, ebooks or audiobooks.

Two age groups

There are 2 reading challenges available that are divided by age, one for 6 years old and younger (parent lead readers), and one for 6 years and older (independent readers).   The younger group will be tracking reading by counting books, and the older group will be tracking reading by counting minutes of reading.

Pride Month

 Pride Month 2022

Click to see the Pride Month reading list.  More on Pride Month HERE from the Library of Congress.

Seed Library

 It's time to "Get Out and Grow!" 

Visit Inyo County Free Library to learn about the newly launched Seed Library.  In partnership with Owens Valley School & Owens Valley Growers, get free seeds for your home garden!

Link to Seed Library list of varieties

Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming free garden programs and community dialogues.  This project is supported by a Shared Vision/Bringing the Library to You grant. 

Where to start
Photo credit: seedsavers.org

 

For more information on seed-saving and seed-starting tips, we recommend visiting https://www.seedsavers.org/learn#seed-starting

Another great resource is Southern Exposure Seed Exchange  https://www.southernexposure.com/

 

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

For a seed saving guide from Seed Savers Exchange click below:

 

Seed saving chart

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