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Xtreme Announcement

It's time to celebrate all of our Xtreme Reads readers and announce the Xtreme Reads Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to every one of our Xtreme Reads participants for all the reading and hard work you've done this summer.

Don't forget to set up an appointment for the zoom book room to pick out any free books you've earned. You can click here to sign up!

Still have questions? Email Ms. Morgan at 

The last day to log Xtreme Reads Challenges is TUESDAY, JULY 28TH!!!
Xtreme Reads Guidelines

Xtreme Reads is an additional reading challenge option for motivated readers entering grades 3 through 6; May 25 through July 28.

Step 1:
Go to the Beanstack Website for access to the Xtreme Summer Reading Program.
-If you've participated in an online reading program with Emmet O'Neal Library before then you already have a Beanstack account. Use your username and password to log in. If you don’t remember your information follow the links to reset your password OR get in touch with Ms. Morgan at for help.
-If you’ve never participated in summer reading at the Emmet O’Neal Library then create a new account.

Step 2:
Select the Challenges tab or click on the Emmet O'Neal logo in the upper left corner. 
Find the "2020 Xtreme Summer Reading" and click on "Register for this Challenge." 

Step 3:
Read a book that fits a challenge listed below. On the Activity Badge page that matches your challenge enter your book’s information (title, author, and number of pages) and the required response. When your challenge is completed the Activity Badge icon should change from gray to full color and appear under the “Earned Badges” tab.

***Books must be 100+ pages.*** 

***Read a different book for each challenge***

***Challenges can be completed in any order, but please complete all 20 original challenges before repeating any.***

Each time you complete a challenge, you will be entered into 2 drawings: a weekly gift card drawing AND the end-of-summer drawing to win one of our grand prizes (one iPad Mini and other prizes). Grand Prize Winners will be announced July 30th on Facebook.

More Prizes!
For every 5 challenges you complete you win 1 book from the book room, up to 8 books.
See the Summer Reading Calendar for more information about how to select and pick up your prize books.

Download the challenge sheet in pdf format.

 Challenge Details:

Post on your Activity Badge
1. Summer
In honor of summer reading, read a book whose title starts with one of the letters in the word SUMMER.
Post five words that describe the book.
2. Movies
Read a book with a movie tie-in. Click here for a list of suggested titles.
Which was better, the book or the movie?
3. Winning
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Read a Schneider Family Book Award winner or honor book.
Click here for a list of suggested titles.
Does this book deserve to be an award winner?
Why or why not?
4. Animal Lovers
Read an animal book (fiction or nonfiction).
Post five words the describe the book.
5. Traveling
Read a book set in a different country.
Post which country the book is set in and two facts about that country.
6. Surprises
A different genre will be posted each week on the Xtreme page. Read a book in one of these genres.
Week 9: Free Choice
Post what genre you read. Did you like those kinds of books?
7. Anniversary
It’s the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the organization that would become the NFL. Read a sports book. Click here for a list of suggested titles.
Write a review.
8. Birthdays
Read a book published the year you were born.
Book Lists:  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013
Write the year and a review.
9. Holiday
July 7th is Tell the Truth Day. Read a nonfiction book.

Write three things you learned from the book.

10. Homework
Read a book from your school's summer reading list.

Write a review.

11. Friendship
Read a book recommended by a friend.

Post who recommended the book and if you liked it.

12. Alliteration
Read a book by someone whose last name begins with the same letter as your last name. (Ex: John Smith would read a book by an author whose last name starts with S.)

Your first and last initials and the author's first and last name.

13. Start at the Beginning
Read the first book in a series.

Will you read the next book?

14. The Present
Read a book published in 2020.

Post five words that describe the book.

15. Numbers
Read a book with a number in the title. Click here for a list of suggested titles.

Write a review.

16. Librarians
Read a book suggested by an Emmet O'Neal Librarian.

Did you enjoy the suggestion?

17. Blast to the Past
Read a historical fiction book.

When was the book set? Would you want to live in that time period?

18. Change It Up
Listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.

Write a review.


You can use a camera phone to make your videos. Send your video or picture to the email address
Include your name, the challenge number, and the book's title, author, and number of pages in the email. 
Once your email has been received you'll be sent a code word to enter on your Xtreme Reads page to receive credit.

19. Book Talk

Submit a video commercial for a book of your choice (not a book you used for a previous challenge).
Feel free to get creative!

20. Mythology

Read a book related to mythology (fiction or non-fiction). Click here for a list of suggested titles. Take a picture of yourself dressed up like a mythological character.
Don’t forget to include who you’re dressed up as in the email.


iPad Mini

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Laser tag party for you and 15 of your friends
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COOP Hydro Lacrosse Game Set
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152 Piece Mixed Media Art Set
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