Youth Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program
June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022
The Library challenges all kids and teens, ages 0-17, to read every day this summer to earn free books or store credit at the bookstore!
Summer Reading Program

CAN YOU READ EVERY DAY?

The Library challenges kids ages 0-17 to see if they can read or listen to books every day from June 1 to August 31. Readers can create their own daily reading goal, with a minimum of 15 minutes each day, to earn great reading rewards. 

EARN STORE CREDIT AT OTBP BOOKSTORE!

For every 30 days of reading, kids and teens can earn a free book from the library or $10 to spend at Steamboat's only independent book store, Off the Beaten Path. Fast Math: that's a total of $30 to spend just for reading this summer! Visit the library to get a $10 certificate to redeem at OTBP.  New since last year, you must have the $10 certificate from the library to redeem. Please check the OTBP website for store hours and to pre-order books, if needed. OTBP store credit will expire on September 30, 2022.

TWO OPTIONS TO LOG YOUR READING

1. Log your child's reading online using the Bud Werner Library's Beanstack page. You can download the free Beanstack Tracker app, available for free on iOS devices or on Google Play. Beanstack also recommends books for young readers based on the young person's individual interests. 

2.  Log your reading on the paper brochure available at the Library. Or download the PDF versions of the Reading Log, in English or Spanish, at the bottom of the page to print at home.

PROGRAM BROCHURES

English Version - Summer Reading Program Brochure ​

Spanish Version - Summer Reading Program Brochure

Summer Reading Events

  • Cowboy Minstrel
    Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Library Hall
    Enjoy old time banjo and western songs with John Fisher, Cowboy Minstrel!
  • The Story That Cannot Be Told
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    This powerful tale weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl finding her voice in communist Romania.
  • Mercy Watson Book Club
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Children's Storytime Room
    Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson!
  • Read to Dogs
    Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Read to Dogs
    Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    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 31, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Library Hall
    Sing, Shake & Shimmy All Around the Earth with Kids House of Joy!
  • Read to Dogs
    Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    Children's Storytime Room
    Read out loud to the friendliest, most non-judgmental audience there is -- a trained therapy dog!
  • Stowaway
    Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Library Cafe
    The first book in a sci-fi duology, Stowaway follows Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet Earth.