June 1 - August 15, 2021

summer reading

Program Information

This year’s theme is Tails & Tales, and we’ll have options for readers of all ages to participate from June 1 through August 15. We’ll have reading logs, challenges, programs and events for each age group, and all participants will get one book to keep along with the opportunity to earn a second book and a completion prize.

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How to Register and Participate

Starting June 1, register online at boisepubliclibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beastack app and search “Boise Public Library.” To get started, create an account and begin tracking your reading and bonus activities.

Then, visit any Boise Public Library location during Summer Reading Kick-off Week (June 1-4) to pick up your first prize book. Can’t make it to the Kick-off Week? No worries! You can stop by any Library location after June 1 to pick up your first prize book while supplies last.

If you aren’t able to register or track your reading online, let us know, and we’ll be happy to help you register and give you a paper tracker when you visit the Library.

Early Readers (0 to 5)

Goals: Read one book or chapter every day, on your own or with someone else.

Bonus Activities: Complete one early literacy activity every day (read, write, sing, talk or play).

Prizes:

  • Register for the program and earn your first prize book.
  • After 30 days of reading, you’ll earn a second prize book.
  • After 50 days of reading, you'll earn a library llama stuffed animal.
  • If you read all 76 days, you’ll be in our Summer Reading Hall of Fame!

Youth (6 to 11)

Goal: Read for 20 minutes every day.

Bonus Activities: Challenge yourself to complete as many of the ten bonus activities as you can.  

Prizes:

  • Register for the program and earn your first prize book.
  • After 30 days of reading, you’ll earn a second prize book.
  • After 50 days of reading, you'll earn a writing set.
  • If you read all 76 days, you’ll be in our Summer Reading Hall of Fame!

Teens (12 to 17)

Goal: Read for 20 minutes every day.

Bonus Activities: Challenge yourself to complete as many of the ten bonus activities as you can. 

Prizes:

  • Register for the program and earn your first prize book.
  • After 30 days of reading, you’ll earn a second prize book.
  • After 50 days of reading, you'll earn a vinyl sticker pack.
  • If you read all 76 days, you’ll be in our Summer Reading Hall of Fame!

Adults (18+)

Goal: Read for 20 minutes every day.

Bonus Activities: Challenge yourself to complete as many of the ten bonus activities as you can. 

Prizes:

  • Register for the program and earn your first prize book.
  • After 30 days of reading, you’ll earn a second prize book.
  • After 50 days of reading, you'll earn a campfire mug.
  • If you read all 76 days, you’ll be in our Summer Reading Hall of Fame!

Reading Recommendations

Need some help figuring out what to read? We're happy to help! Visit our Recommendations and For You webpages for inspiration, or reach out to us at askalibrarian@cityofboise.org or 208-972-8255.

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