Alhambra Civic Center Library

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Summer Reading Challenge 2021: Tails and Tales!

Summer Reading Challenge 2021: Tails and Tales!

June 7th - July 18th

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Summer Reading is Online and All Ages. Register and track with Beanstack

Register today to track your reading, log your minutes, and earn badges and prizes


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Register and Download the App!  

You can register yourself and all of your family members under one account. Each person will have a program based on their age and have different reading goals and activities to complete.  

The easiest way to use Beanstack is to download the app. You can log your minutes, switch between accounts, and even scan your book's ISBN number to log it!

                     Get it on the App store                 Get it on Google Play

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Log it!

After you register for the Summer Reading Challenge, start logging your minutes! Any kind of reading counts--magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, foreign language materials, newspapers. If you read it, you can log it! 

    • When you log minutes for reading, you can earn badges, summer reading prizes, and tickets to enter grand prize drawings!
    • You can earn more tickets by completing activities and submitting book reviews.
    • Spend your tickets on entries to win any of the grand prizes. The more tickets you earn, the more chances you have to win! 

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Share Your Progress & Collect Your Prizes!

Our community goal this summer is 250,000 minutes. You can see the community progress on your Beanstack login page. When you read and help us get closer to our goal, share it on social media with the tag #AlhambraSRC. We're on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Visit the reference desk in the children's room to collect your summer reading prizes! 
  • Grand prize winners will be notified via phone or email afther the program ends on July 18th.

Grab-and-Go: All-ages Program Kits!

Program kits are available for all ages. You can pick up your kit at the Library, or visit one of our pop-up locations at the park this summer! 

New kits are released each Wednesday. One per person, please. Available while supplies last!


Pop-Up at the Parks: Wednesdays from 11:30am-2pm

Have you spotted the Tales of Alhambra Mobile Library van? Find us at Alhambra parks this summer - pick up program kits, sign up for summer reading, and check out books! library mobile van parked in front of the library building

Wednesday, June 2 Granada Park 
Wednesday, June 9 Alhambra Park (Registration Kit)
Wednesday, June 16 Almansor Park (Pet Rock Kit)
Wednesday, June 23 Story Park (DIY Pet Toy Kit)
Wednesday, June 30 Granada Park  (Butterfly Puddler and Birdhouse Kit)
Wednesday, July 7 Alhambra Park (3D Origami Animal Kit)
Wednesday, July 14 Almansor Park (Dreamcatcher Kit)
Wednesday, July 21 Story Park
Wednesday, July 28 Granada Park