Youth Summer Reading Program

2019 SRPbanner
June 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019
The Library challenges all kids and teens, ages 0-17, to read every day this summer to earn free books and prizes!
2019 SRPbanner

CAN YOU READ EVERY DAY?

The Library challenges kids ages 0-17 to see if they can read or be read to every day from June 1 to July 31. Readers can create their own daily reading goal, with a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Log your reading on the paper brochure available at the Kids' Desk or online using Beanstack. Make reading your favorite daily habit! 

EARN FREE BOOKS OR OTBP GIFT CERTIFICATES!

For every 20 days that you read, you earn a free book from the library or a $5 gift certificate to Steamboat's only independent book store, Off the Beaten Path. Fast Math: that's a total of 3 free books or $15 just for reading this summer!

PRIZES FROM LOCAL SPONSORS

For those participating on Beanstack, we will hold weekly prize drawings to win free stuff from our local business sponsors: Old Town Hot Springs, Lyon's, Johnny B Good, Elevation Dance Studio, Love Climbing Adventures, Strings Music Festival, and more! 

ERASE YOUR FINES!

Any youth (under the age of 17) signed up for our Summer Reading Program can come in person to the Kids' Desk at the Bud Werner Library an unlimited number of times between June 1 - July 31 to get their overdue library fines waived. The fines must be on Bud Werner Library juvenile accounts only. Overdue fines only, no replacement fees. Must be signed up on Beanstack for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. 

EASY LOGGING WITH BEANSTACK

Log your child's reading online. Beanstack also recommends books for young readers based on the young person's individual interests.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE BEANSTACK TRACKER APP

Record minutes read easily from your phone. There's even a timer feature that can be a fun incentive for your kiddo to read. App is available for free on iOS devices or on Google Play.

TAKE SHELFIES!

Take photos of yourself or child reading in cool places throughout the summer. Photos could be displayed on our website, FaceBook or in the local newspaper, The Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Hashtag #BWMLSummer2019

STORYTIMES

Our Weekly Storytimes that happen all year don't stop for summer! We have a storytime 5 days of the week, Sunday through Thursday. Stories in the Garden happen one Friday a month at the Yampa River Botanic Park during the summer. 

Sign up or login to Beanstack 

 

Summer Reading Events

  • 2011 Teddy Bear Picnic
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Library Lawn - Outside of the Children's Storytime Room
    Kick off the summer with your young kiddo with our annual Teddy Bear Picnic!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Spellbinders
    Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Library Hall
    Be entertained by our local troupe of talented storytellers!
  • jr storytellers
    Monday, June 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Is your tween a born storyteller?
  • jr storytellers
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Is your tween a born storyteller?
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Stories in the Garden
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30pm
    Yampa River Botanic Park - 1000 Pamela Lane
    A storyteller from the Library will read fabulous garden-themed stories, followed by fun hands-on activities.
  • jr storytellers
    Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Is your tween a born storyteller?
  • jr storytellers
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Is your tween a born storyteller?
  • Endling
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    In this first book of an epic middle grade series, Katherine Applegate takes us on an unforgettable journey.
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Jeff Porter
    Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Library Hall
    Be entertained by body percussionist and musician, Jeff Porter!
  • Micah And Me
    Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Library Hall
    Don't miss two chances to hang out with the super cool dads of Micah and Me and their ukuleles!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Stories in the Garden
    Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30pm
    Yampa River Botanic Park - 1000 Pamela Lane
    A storyteller from the Library will read fabulous garden-themed stories, followed by fun hands-on activities.
  • orphan island
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    A deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island.
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Que Pastas
    Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Library Hall
    Come rock out with the Kindie (kid+indie) band from Austin, the Que Pastas!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Dave & Christina Payton
    Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Library Lawn - Outside of the Children's Storytime Room
    Join the Christina and Dave Show for an outside musical jamboree!
  • Stories in the Garden
    Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30pm
    Yampa River Botanic Park - 1000 Pamela Lane
    A storyteller from the Library will read fabulous garden-themed stories, followed by fun hands-on activities.
  • Honest Truth
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    A rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and the incredible journey of the human spirit.
  • Posted
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    A humorous, poignant, & original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, & the failures of communication.
  • Refugee
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.