Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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June 1 to August 22, 2020

Starting June 1, you can sign up through Beanstack or pick up a paper reading log at our children’s or third-floor service desks in Idaho Falls or at either of our branch libraries.

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Overview and Prizes


This year all ages participate in the same summer reading program. Here’s how it works:

  • You set daily reading goals for the summer.
  • For every 5 days you reach your goals, you get an entry into a grand prize drawing.
  • Once you’ve reached your daily goals 60 times, you earn a summer reading t-shirt from the library and coupons from local businesses who support summer reading. Update: The prize coupons and t-shirts will be available for pickup starting August 25, 2020.
Picture of Beth and Liza in the summer reading prize tshirt

Grand Prize Packages


Kids, age 0-5

This year’s challenge features several grand prize drawings for kids, ages 0-5. Log into Beanstack to enter your tickets for the prize package of your choice:

  1. Picture books, board books, a Green Kids Club YooHoo’s Swimming Trip set with book and stuffed keychain, a Fisher Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, and a Fisher Price Linkimals Musical Moose.
  2. Picture books, board books, a Green Kids Club YooHoo’s Swimming Trip set with book and stuffed keychain, a Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy, a Fisher Price Rock-a-Stack Classic, a Fisher Price Classic Corn Popper Walk and Push, and a Fisher Price Chatter Telephone.
  3. Picture books, board books, a Green Kids Club YooHoo’s Swimming Trip set with book and stuffed keychain, a Spark.Create.Imagine. wooden blocks set with a shape sorting lid, a Spark.Create.Imagine. wooden magnetic pieces set, and a Spark.Create.Imagine. wooden alphabet blocks set.
  4. Picture books, board books, a Green Kids Club YooHoo’s Swimming Trip set with book and stuffed keychain, an Orange Leaf gift card, a Play-Doh starter set, and a Play-Doh Stamp N’ Shape took kit.
  5. Picture books, board books, a Great Harvest gift card, a LEGO Duplo Classic Bricks box, and a LEGO Duplo My First Alphabet Truck.
  6. Picture books, board books, a Lucy’s Pizzeria gift card, a free haircut at Vogue Beauty College, Crayola Jumbo crayons, a Crayola sticker and coloring book, and a Crayola Mess-Free art set.

Kids, age 6-12

This year’s challenge features several grand prize drawings for kids, ages 6-12. Log into Beanstack to enter your tickets for the prize package of your choice:

  1. Hannah Lynn coloring books, a Raina Telgemeier OR Big Nate book bundle, a free italian soda at Villa Coffee, a free haircut at Vogue Beauty College, the Who Did It? game, the Cubeez OR the Eye N’ Seek game, and a Crayola Inspiration art case.
  2. Hannah Lynn coloring books, a Choose Your Own Adventure OR a Roald Dahl book bundle, an Amazon Kindle Fire 7, and Crayola colored pencils.
  3. Hannah Lynn coloring books, an I Survived OR a Junie B. Jones book bundle, free hot cocoa at Villa Coffee, a free haircut at Vogue Beauty College, an Explosive Science OR a Ribbon Bangles kit, and a Crayola Ultra SmART Case art set.
  4. A Geronimo Stilton OR a Rainbow Magic Fairies book bundle, a GeoSafari Tuff Scope microscope, an Orange Leaf gift card, an Ultimate Volcano science set OR a Nail Charms activity set, and a LEGO Classic Bricks and Ideas set.
  5. A Warriors OR a Little House on the Prairie book bundle, an Ozobot Bit starter set, an Orange Leaf gift card, and a Super Sonic Rockets activity set OR a Spool Knit Jewelry activity set.
  6. A Bone series OR a Magic Treehouse book bundle, the Who Did It? game, the Cubeez OR the Eye N’ Seek game, a Lucy’s Pizzeria gift card, and a Best Friends art activity set OR a Yam Slam game.

Teens

This year’s challenge features several grand prize drawings for teens. Log into Beanstack to enter your tickets for the prize package of your choice:

  1. A Hannah Lynn adult coloring book, a Sharpie set, a Smokin’ Fins gift card, and a ukulele.
  2. A free haircut at Vogue Beauty College and a sports photo shoot with B2X Photography.
  3. A free haircut at Vogue Beauty College, a Hannah Lynn adult coloring book, a Shaddow Domain gift certificate, and a Krung Thep gift card.
  4. An A Street Soup Market gift card, a pressed metal bookmark, a Hannah Lynn adult coloring book, and a Royal Theaters gift card.
  5. An Orchard’s Naturopathic Center chiropractic session, a shirt from Jimmy’s All Season Angler, a book set, and a Scotty’s Drive In gift card.
  6. A zOrb microscope, a Smokin’ Fins gift card, a book set, and a Royal Theaters gift card.
  7. An Amazon Kindle Fire 7, a Scotty’s Drive In gift card, and a Fandango gift card.

Adults

This year’s challenge features several grand prize drawings for adults. Log into Beanstack to enter your tickets for the prize package of your choice:

  1. A one-night stay at Destinations Inn, a spa gift basket from Delight Naturals, and a Krung Thep gift card.
  2. A museum-quality framed Idaho print from Aaron Robinson Photography and a Smokin’ Fins gift card.
  3. A gift card from Healing Hands Metaphysical Store, a pressed metal bookmark, and a Hannah Lynn adult coloring book.
  4. A butcher block from Johnson Brothers and a Manwaring Cheese gift basket.
  5. A Cardamom gift card, ARTI dinner and show tickets for The Cake at the Phoenix, a Hannah Lynn adult coloring book, and a free haircut at Vogue beauty college.
  6. A Lemon Meringue gift card, a Smokin’ Fins gift card, an adult coloring postcard set, and a bracelet from the Willowtree Gallery.
  7. A chiropractic session with Orchard’s Naturopathic Center, a shirt from Jimmy’s All Season Angler, a Krung Thep gift card, and a Hannah Lynn adult coloring book.
  8. An Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and a City Bagel gift card.

Local Sponsors


And a special thanks to all our local sponsors of this year’s summer reading program (listed alphabetically):

  • A Street Soup Market
  • Aaron Robinson Photography
  • Actors’ Repertory Theater of Idaho (ARTI)
  • Arby’s
  • ARTitorium on Broadway
  • B2X Photo
  • Baker’s Dozen
  • Battelle Energy Alliance
  • The Caboose – Shaved Ice
  • Cardamom – Cuisine of India
  • Carsten’s Bakery
  • Chesbro Music Company
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Delight Naturals
  • Destinations Inn
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Green Kids Club
  • Hannah Lynn Art
  • Healing Hands Metaphysical Store
  • Idaho State Parks
  • Infinity Coins
  • Jamba Juice
  • Jimmy’s All Season Angler
  • Johnson Brothers
  • Krung Thep Thai Cuisine
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Little Caesars
  • McDonald’s
  • Museum of Idaho
  • Nostalgic Boutique
  • Orchard’s Naturopathic Center
  • Plum Loco
  • Shaddow Domain
  • Shari’s
  • Smokin’ Fins
  • Splash Pet Spa
  • Villa Coffeehouse and Cafe
  • Vogue Beauty College
  • Wendy’s