Summer Reading 2018 - Reading Takes You Everywhere!

This summer, let "Reading Take You Everywhere" with Altadena Library District!

Stories have the special ability to transport even the most reluctant traveler to places they could never imagine! Join us this summer as we lean into the transportive power of books and let reading take us everywhere!

Online registration will open on June 2, and special summer reading "passports" will be available for every age group. Get ready to unlock our fabulous line-up of events and spectacular prizes by tracking your favorite summer reads, memories, and more in our provided passports.


Our summer programs are tailored to each individual age group. Read on for details about each passport and important dates and details!


Registration Opens: altadenalibrary.beanstack.org on Saturday, June 2 (If you used Beanstack last year, you can use the same login this year!)

Children's Program Kick-Off Event: Truck Day on Saturday, June 9

Adult Program Kick-Off Event: Trivia Night on Friday, June 22


EARLY LITERACY (Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers)

  • Reading Tracking Start Date: Saturday, June 2
  • Rules/Instructions: Pick up your RED passport at the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch. Use your passport and/or Beanstack to track your reading. When you have read 8, 16, and 24 hours, come in to the library to get your passport stamped and to pick up your summer reading prize!
  • Prizes: For 8 hours of reading, you get a FREE BOOK! For 16 hours of reading, you get an ALTADENA OWL! For 24 hours of reading, you get a coupon for a FREE Kids Meal at Chipotle and a VIP experience at the End-of-Summer Movie Screening.


ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (Kindergarten - Entering 5th Grade)

  • Reading Tracking Start Date: Saturday, June 2
  • Rules/Instructions: Pick up your GREEN passport at the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch. Use your passport and/or Beanstack to track your reading. When you have read 8, 16, and 24 hours, come in to the library to get your passport stamped and to pick up your summer reading prize!
  • Prizes: For 8 hours of reading, you get a FREE BOOK! For 16 hours of reading, you get a BUNCH OF CANDY! For 24 hours of reading, you get a coupon for a FREE Kids Meal at Chipotle and a VIP experience at the End-of-Summer Movie Screening.


TEENS (Entering 6th Grade - Entering 12th Grade)

  • Reading Tracking Start Date: Saturday, June 2
  • Rules/Instructions: Pick up your ORANGE passport at the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch. Use your passport and/or Beanstack to track your reading. When you have read 8, 16, and 24 hours, come in to the library to get your passport stamped and to pick up your summer reading prize!
  • Prizes: For 8 hours of reading, you get a FREE BOOK! For 16 hours of reading, you get a BUNCH OF CANDY! For 24 hours of reading, you get a coupon for Chipotle and a VIP experience at the End-of-Summer Movie Screening.
 
 
 
ADULTS
  • Reading Tracking Start Date: Saturday, June 23
  • Rules - Stamps & Grand Prize: Pick up your BLUE passport at the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch. Each week, track at least 3 hours of reading to receive your weekly Reading Stamp. Attend Library programs or complete library-related activities to receive a weekly Progam/Activity stamp. To qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing, you must receive all 8 Reading Stamps and 8 Program/Activity Stamps! Submit your completed passport by Saturday, August 18 at 2:00pm. The Grand Prize Drawing will take place at our End-of-Summer Movie Screening.
  • Rules - Weekly Prize Drawings: When you receive your passport, you will get 8 prize drawing entry slips that you can tear off, fill out, and submit to the drawing containers at the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch. You can put your entry slips, in whichever quantity you choose, in any of the entry containers. Drawings take place each Friday at 4:00pm. Winner need not be present to win.
  • Prizes: The Weekly Prize Drawings are for gift cards to local businesses, including Vroman's, Trader Joe's, Fair Oaks Burger, and Café de Leche. The Grand Prize Drawing is for a $150 Amazon gift card (2 gift cards available)!