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Summer Reading 2020!

June 1st to July 31st 

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Summer Reading dates have been extended to August 15th!


The Summer Reading program at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is for all ages, from birth to 100+. Read and complete activities to earn virtual badges, books, and raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. You can sign up for a Beanstack account any time. Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program sign ups begin June 1st.

The LAST DAY to log reading and activities is Saturday, August 15th!

In order to earn raffle tickets and other prizes,  reading and activities must be logged in Beanstack. If you have been keeping track on a paper log, the last day to log reading and activities in Beanstack to qualify for raffle entries and prizes is Saturday, August 15th!

If you need help creating an account or if you would like staff to log your reading for you, call our TelInfo staff at 831-427-3313 or email SummerReading@santacruzpl.org.


How it works:

This year we will be using a program called Beanstack to keep track of Summer Reading Program participation. With Beanstack, you can log your reading minutes and activities online or with the Beanstack Tracker app on a smart phone or tablet. If you participated in our Summer Reading Program last year, then you probably already have a Beanstack account. We will also be offering a paper reading log for those who would like to keep track of their reading offline. For a full set of instructions, see the document "Program Instructions - English" on the Quick Links side bar menu.

All types of reading minutes count:

  • Read print materials such as books, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers
  • Read E-books and other online resources
  • Listen to audiobooks
  • Read to or be read to by someone else
Activity Badges:


In addition to reading, there are 10 activities you can complete to earn additional raffle entries. 

Incentives:

Sign up: kids & teens to age 18 earn an Atlantis Fantasyworld certificate good for one item from a special selection of books.

  • Read 5 hours: kids 0-11 earn a NEW free book; ages 12 and over earn a coupon for a book worth up to $10 from the Friends of the Libraries.  
  • Read 10, 15, and 20 hours: all ages earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from our drawing.
  • Complete 5 activities: all ages earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from our drawing.
  • Complete 10 activities: all ages earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from our drawing.
  • Raffle prize winners will be notified after August 20th by email or phone.

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