Summer Reading

Hello Summer! 

Join us for our Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - August 15.
Patrons can keep logging and claiming rewards up through August 31.

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Summer Reading

All reading is good reading. Dive into a good read and join us for our Summer Reading Challenge. Read anything you want and log your reading to earn a prize and complete activities to earn badges. Books, ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks – whatever your pleasure if you love it, keep on reading.

How it works

  1. Sign up for Summer Reading. You can sign up multiple readers in your household.*
  2. Read what you love and log your reading.
  3. Complete activities to earn badges.
  4. Earn prizes for reading.
*You can also download the Beanstack app on your mobile device to track your Summer Reading activity.

Summer Reading PrizesEarn prizes

Every book you read and every Summer Reading activity that you complete earns you 100 points for prizes and virtual badges. You can start earning points right now by logging books and activities.

• Adults who read 5 books or earn 500 points will receive a coupon for one free book at the Book Den and a choice of a tote bag or chip clip.
• Youth who read 5 books or earn 500 points will receive one free book of their choice.
• For every 5 books they read, kids and teens will receive free admission for one youth and one adult to select City of Sacramento community pools.*
• Readers of all ages who read 25 books or earn 2500 points will receive a Summer Reading medal.

*Offer valid at Cabrillo, Clunie, Doyle, George Sim, Glenn Hall, McClatchy, Pannell Meadowview, Oki, Southside, and Tahoe Park community pools. See full schedule.

Upcoming Events

Find virtual programs and events for all ages.

Authors Uncovered featuring Frank Abe in conversation with artist Ross Ishikawa | August 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
On August 25 at 5:00 p.m. meet Frank Abe, author of We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration during a virtual Authors Uncovered event on Zoom. We Hereby Refuse presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. Advance registration for this virtual event on Zoom is required.

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Kids' Programs

Summer Learning Zone
Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on Zoom
Kindergarten through 8th grade students can drop in for school assignment help or to read with a coach.

Zoo Adventure with the Sacramento Zoo
Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
Join us virtually for an afternoon celebrating summer reading and animals, and do a fun art activity.
Register in advance.

Teen Programs

Teen ProgramsTeen Space - First Fridays at 4 p.m.
Join us for fun games, crafts, and art projects. We use supplies that you already have at home and it’s BYOS: bring your own snacks.

Tween Comic Book Club - Second Fridays at 4 p.m.
We'll discuss a book, host a short trivia game, and do a book inspired art activity together. No Book

No Book Required Book Club - Third Fridays at 4 p.m.
Chat about whatever you are watching, listening to, reading, creating, thinking, and eating.

Teen Anime Trivia - Fourth Fridays at 4 p.m.
Learn about anime, discover our online manga collection and test your trivia knowledge.

Adult Programs

Adult Book ClubsBook Buzz
Wednesdays at noon in June
Find your next great read. Learn what’s new in the world of books this summer directly from publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing, and MacMillan Publishing.

Authors Uncovered: Ben Philippe
Wednesday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Meet award-winning, New York-based writer and screenwriter Ben Philippe to discuss his latest book, Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend 


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