SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Library is offering a Summer Road Trip for readers of all ages. The virtual program, running through August 21 will offer prizes for children pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, students sixth through 12th grade and adults with a Sparta Library card, according to Youth Services Librarian Meaghan Darling.

Teens are also needed for virtual volunteering opportunities.

Road Trippers can track their reading through the Beanstack website or app.  They can unlock badges, one for every state and extra badges for weekly challenges.  Badges and raffle tickets will be unlocked on Beanstack every 140 minutes, Darling said.

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Children and teens can earn prizes donated by local businesses including:

  • Castle Cove Mini-Golf and Arcade,
  • Eric’s Deli
  • Krogh’s Restaurant,
  • Sparta Dairy,
  • Thorlabs and
  • Oriental Trading,
  • Alpine Creamery,
  • Anthony Francos,
  • Casa Mia,
  • Cloveberry,
  • Starbucks,
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • And more.

People who do not live in Sparta can purchase a three month summer membership to Sparta Library for $20.  This will include participation in all programs and activities as well as all of the amenities currently available from the library, Darling said