Yolo County Library

Summer Reading Program 2020

El Programa de Lectura de Verano 2020

Log your reading and activities online!

Register online at yolocountylibrary.beanstack.org


Beanstack Instructions

If you can’t participate online, you can print out a reading log or pick one up at your local branch library.

Reading logs: Grownups | Teens | Children | Bonus Log


How it Works


Read, log your reading, and complete fun activities to earn points to win rewards. Everyone who participates gets a free book. Once you’ve earned a total of 1000 points, come back to the library for your free finisher prize!  Adult finishers can Read Off Their Fines and have up to $10 in overdue fines waived from their account in place of their prize.

*Books will be available after library branches have fully reopened.  

Continue the fun ALL SUMMER LONG! Keep reading and completing activities throughout the summer to continue earning points. The more points you earn, the better chance you have of winning the Grand Prize Drawing!

It’s easy! Here’s how:

Choose how you will track your reading. You can either log your reading by books OR minutes.

Read 1 book OR read 60 minutes = 100 points
Add 1 book review (written or picture) and submit to Beanstack = 10 points
Complete 1 activity = 10 points

Earn a total of 1000 points, get a finisher prize!

Finish by August 28th to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing.


Reading

Any and all reading counts! You can read books, magazines, newspapers, the Internet, or anything else you like. Read in any format, in any language. Yes, including graphic novels and audiobooks!

Reading suggestions:  Grownups | Teens | Children | Little Ones | Graphic Novels


Prizes

Summer Reading Program Finisher Prizes are now available at Curbside Pickup!

Once you’ve completed the program, come to any library location during curbside pickup hours and follow the instructions posted at the curbside pickup space to receive your prize.

Note: As we are currently unable to provide books as prizes, teen finishers can opt to receive an infinity cube instead, or wait until we are able to distribute books again to receive their prize.


Events

Enjoy fun virtual events and activities! Check out our events schedule for more information.


Why Participate?

Summer Reading Programs make a difference. The Summer Reading Program at Yolo County Library helps promote literacy for people of all ages by providing incentives to develop and sustain a lifelong reading habit. 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.


Sponsors

Special thanks to the Yolo County Library Foundation and the Friends of the Yolo County Libraries for their sponsorship.