First published in the June 18 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program started this month and will run through the end of July, giving patrons of all ages the opportunity to develop their reading habits.
All participants need to do is try to read every day. They do not need to track the time or the number of pages. Eligible materials include books, magazines and audiobooks. Participants track, either online or on paper, the number of days they read this summer and can earn prizes.
To track reading online, log in to Beanstack at burbanklibrary.beanstack.com or download the Beanstack Tracker app. Every 15 days logged will qualify a participant for a prize, which will be available after Aug. 1. Participants can also include the title of what they read and a book review, though this is not required.
Those who prefer to track their reading days on paper can pick up a log from the library or get creative and design a log of their own. Participants should mark off each day they read, using checkmarks, stickers, colors or whatever methods they find easiest to keep track of reading. Paper reading logs can be turned in at the library for prizes after Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.
Prizes include books, book bags, mugs, stationery and more.
The program is funded by the Friends of the Library.