Yolo County Library

Reading Programs

Reading Programs and Recommendations

Reading Inspires Lifelong Learning

Yolo County Library offers a variety of reading programs for adults, teens, and children. These programs promote literacy for people of all ages by providing incentives and fun activities that encourage reading in order to develop and sustain lifelong reading and learning. The Summer and Winter Reading Programs are through Beanstack, a free online service that offers book recommendations, reading and activity logging, and book reviews.


Winter Reading Program

Held annually in January. Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book! Participate in this nationwide challenge, created by Beanstack, to help Yolo County Library earn prizes, including free books and author visits! Participants will use Beanstack, a web and mobile application, to track self-directed reading and activities while earning badges and prizes along the way.


Cover to Cover Reading Program

Held annually in March-April. Program dates vary. For children ages 4-12. Participants may receive an award from program sponsor In-N-Out Burger® for every five books read, up to three awards during the six-week program.


Summer Reading Program

Held annually in May-August. Program dates vary. For all ages. Read what makes you happy and track everything you read to earn prizes! Research indicates that summer reading programs help children and teens retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer, provide a haven for community readers, and develop reading enthusiasm. Additionally, adult participation encourages parents to play a strong role in their child’s literacy development by reading aloud with their child and modeling good reading behavior.