Summer Reading Program 2017

About the Program

Our summer reading program is open to BTBL patrons of all ages. It runs from June 1st to August 30th 2017. Any books you check out or download from the library, in audio or braille, can count towards your book total. Report to BTBL the books you read for the Summer Reading Program and receive a reward! Participation in the program can be reported back through the online web form below or by returning your large type reading log to us. We cannot accept your entry by phone.

Please submit your reading log by August 30th to be eligible for your prize.

For Youth

Patrons 18 years of age or younger can choose to challenge themselves to read 3, 5, 10 books, or more. Youth patrons who complete their reading challenge will receive a $5 gift card for their choice of Baskin-Robbins® or Dairy Queen® which will be mailed out in September. Indicate on your reading log or on the web form which gift card you'd like. If you don't select a specific gift card on your Summer Reading Log, we will select one for you.

For Adults

Adult patrons who complete their reading challenge will receive an entry into a raffle for one of four $20 gift cards for Starbucks. Adults can challenge themselves to read 5, 10, or 15 books. Adult who read 5 books gain one entry into the raffle, 10 books gets you two entries, and 15 books will get the maximum of 3 entries. Reading more than 15 books will not result in further entries for an individual into the raffle. Each patron can only win once. Winners will be notified in September by phone or email and can choose to pick-up their gift card at the library or have it mailed to their address on file.

Reporting Books

To be eligible for a prize, you must submit your reading log to us by August 30th. Submit your Summer Reading Log electronically here. Please submit your reading log ONCE when you have completed your reading challenge. Please contact us if you'd prefer a large type print reading log. Patrons may also fax or scan and email their reading log to us by August 30th.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept your reading log over the phone.

What Do I Read?

You can read any book you'd like as long as it came from the library, including BARD books. If you're looking for some fun book ideas, check out the Ravenous Readers' Corner. The Ravenous Readers' Corner also has links to national bestseller lists and other book-centric sites.

Your Reader Advisor is also a great source for finding a new book to read. Call or email us and we'd be happy to find you something based on your specifications. Also, check out our staff picks in the Spring 2017 BTBL Newsletter to peruse the books we think make great summer reads.


Contact Us!
(800) 952-5666 toll-free in CA or (916) 654-0640
Fax: (916) 654-1119

Submit your Summer Reading Log here