Youth Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading
June 1, 2020
The Library challenges all kids and teens, ages 0-17, to read every day this summer to earn free books and prizes!
Summer Reading

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! Last Prize Drawing: Monday, July 27, 2020. Must be signed up on Beanstack for the 2020 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.

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 4, 2020 - 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!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 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 12, 2020 - 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.
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 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!
  • Bradley Weaver
    Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Library Lawn - Outside of the Children's Storytime Room
    Make a ruckus with Bradley Weaver at his Super Fun Concert!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 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!
  • Kilted Man
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Library Hall
    The Kilted Man delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music for all ages.
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 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!
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    Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Library Hall
    Sing, Shake & Shimmy All Around the Earth with Kids House of Joy!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 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 10, 2020 - 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.
  • Doctor Noize
    Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Library Hall
    Dr. Noize is back and funnier than ever!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 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!
  • Andrew + Polly
    Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Library Hall
    The children's musical duo, Andrew + Polly are smart, quirky, and full of heart!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 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!
  • Wordsmiths
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    School-aged children can come create language inspired art with Miss Celina!
  • Read to Dogs
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 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, August 14, 2020 - 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.