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Summer Reading 2020!

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June 1st to July 31st


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. Summer Reading Program sign ups begin June 1st. 

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 "Instructions - English"

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 at the beginning of August by email or phone.

Art Quilt Project:

More information coming soon

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