Summer Reading

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Program Information

Join us May 25 – August 16 for this year’s summer reading program with the theme “Oceans of Possibilities.” Earn prizes as you log reading each day:

  • Sign up - Get a book!
  • 30 days - 2nd book
  • 60 days - Pick a prize!
  • 80 days - 3rd book

Información de programa en español

Babies (under 2) and Early Readers (2-5)

Caregivers should complete one early literacy activity or read one picture or board book with their child each day. With young children, it is important to Read, Talk, Write, Sing, and Play every day! These five practices help them acquire language and get ready to read on their own. Early literacy activity ideas are available at all Library locations or online on Beanstack.

Youth (6-11), Teens (12-17), and Adults (18+)

Read for at least 20 minutes each day. Bonus activities are available at all Library locations and online on Beanstack.

How to Register and Participate

Registration opens on May 25 at all Library locations and online on Beanstack. We will have options to track your reading online on Beanstack or on paper reading logs.

Track Your Reading Online: Beanstack

Track your reading online at BoisePublicLibrary.Beanstack.org. Earn digital badges for completing bonus activities, write reviews, compare your progress with your friends, and log your daily reading to enter special prize drawings

Paper Reading Logs

Looking for a way to track your reading progress offline? Download and print one of our amazing tracking sheets – each of them designed by our talented Boise Public Library staff! You can also pick up a reading log at any Library location.

Summer Events and Activities

Looking for fun things to do this summer? Check out our calendar for scheduled Library events. We will also be popping up from time to time at the Summer Lunches in the Parks provided by Boise School District. For some fun summer reading bonus activities, pick up an Activity Card from any Library location or find them on Beanstack.

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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