Beanstack portal. These children and teens (plus the approximately 1,400 adults who have created profiles) have logged an amazing 48,450 books read. The children and teens have earned 29,057 badges for their reading, earning incentives like water bottles, as well as stickers for their booklets (English and Spanish language booklets available in all branches while supplies last).
One of the reasons summer reading is special is that it is open to all kinds of reading. Research suggests that allowing kids to select their reading material, encourages reading for fun and helps prevent “summer slide,” which can leave children unprepared for the next year of school. Our program encourages just that: kids can log any book read, whether they read it by themselves, listened to it read by a parent, or read it aloud to a younger sibling, or a Grandreader, or a dog.
picture books to chapter books to graphic novels.
… And we’re not done yet! Registration for Summer Reading remains open through August 9. Registered participants can log books read (and earn badges) through August 31, and programs will also continue throughout the month of August. Hope to see you soon!