Summer Reading Program Includes Prizes

First published in the July 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank Library’s recently launched summer reading program is open to all ages — babies, kids, teens, adults and seniors.
The program, which will run through July 31, encourages people to develop a habit of reading daily and help students practice their reading skills over summer break.
Participants can read a book or magazine, listen to an audiobook, read aloud to a child or as a family. The library only requires individuals to keep track of the days they read to earn prizes — there’s no need to document the time or the number of pages.
Readers can log their progress online or on paper. To track reading online, log into Beanstack at burbanklibrary.beanstack.com, or download the Beanstack Tracker app.
Every 15 days logged, either online or on paper, will qualify a participant for a prize. Beanstack will automatically add the number of days participants read and notify them when they qualify for a prize, which will be available after Aug. 1. They can also include the title of what they read and a review if they would like, but it’s not required.
If participants prefer to track reading days on paper, they can pick up a log from a library branch or get creative and design a log based on the dates through July 31. Library officials said readers should mark off each day they read by using checkmarks, stickers, coloring in the boxes or whatever method is easiest to help them keep track.
Participants automatically earn a prize for every 15 days of reading entered online or on paper. Reading prizes, including books, book bags, mugs and stationery, can be picked up at any Burbank library branch after Aug. 1 and before Aug. 31.
For more information, visit burbanklibrary.beanstack.com/reader365.