Welcome to Camp Hiawatha Summer Reading!
Although this summer is bound to be different from last year, plenty of things will be the same. The sun will still shine, watermelons will still be sweet, and everyone will still get prizes for reading books! We've made the Camp Hiawatha Summer Reading event as close to normal as possible, but there have been some changes to the way it works. The main changes are that you won't be asked to bring your summer reading sheet to the Library for approval, you'll choose your reading prizes online, and we'll be hosting our events online. Happy Reading!
Kids (Babies-age 12)
For every 300 minutes you read, you'll get a book prize (up to 600 minutes/2 book prizes)! But it's not all about reading...we're planning fun (and free!) activities this summer. Check out our calendar! You can get started right now - get a scrap of paper and start recording reading minutes. Or, if you have a printer at home, you can download a reading log:
Teens (Age 13-18)
Are you ready for a Summer Challenge? For every 200 minutes you read, you'll get credit for one entry for a Teen Prize basket. The prize basket drawing will be held at the end of summer. Plus, click here to see the fun stuff we have planned for the summer.
Adults (Ages 18+)
This year's adult event has been simplified for complicated times: read any book you like, record your books online, and earn entries for a prize basket featuring a Kindle Fire! Each book you record earns you one entry into the drawing. You can earn extra entries by also submitting a book review. We're also hosting events online all summer: Check out our event calendar here.
Family Prize Drawing
If one adult and a teen or child from a family participate in Camp Hiawatha Summer Reading, you're eligible for our Family Summer Reading Drawing. This year's Family prize is a basket featuring a year-long Disney+ subscription, along with other goodies!
HOW TO ENTER:
- When an adult registers at cslibrary.readsquared.com for the Adult Summer Reading event, there will be a check box on the registration form that will automatically enter you into the Family Prize Drawing.
- Questions? Email us at email@example.com for help if you can't find the checkbox.
Who was Hiawatha?
Hiawatha was one of the co-founders of the Iroquois League. He lived sometime between 1100 C.E. and 1400 C.E. in the area east of Lakes Erie and Ontario. He was possibly a leader of the Onondago, or the Mohawk, or both. Hiawatha was a follower of a Huron prophet called the Great Peacemaker (Deganawida), who envisioned the unification of the conflict-ridden Iroquois nations. Hiawatha and the Great Peacemaker worked with Jihonhsasee, known as the Mother of Nations, to form a Great Council comprised of leaders from the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and later, the Tuscarora. The Great Council not only ended the raids, wars, and feuds between the tribes, it also strengthened trade and allowed the tribes to form a unified front against European invaders. The Great Council, now known as the Six Nations, still convenes and exerts influence in western New York.