Youth Services Programs

Story Laurie

Wednesday, July 18th
11:00 am

H. Dutcher Community Room
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Beanstack: Summer Reading

The Children's Summer Reading Program is open to children from the age of three* through those entering 6th Grade in the fall. The library has planned programs to keep children reading, learning and having fun all summer with performances, storytimes, a reading club, and more. Programs are supported in part by The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

New this summer:
  • Earn bookbucks by participating in Summer Workshops!
  • Attend Family Programs to enter drawings for family prizes all summer long!
Same as before...
  • Beanstack! Read reviews, see events, participate in activities and more
  • Summer Reading for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers *
  • Each time you read for 60 minutes, log your minutes and come tell a book buddy about what you've read
  • Every 60 minutes spent reading = eligibility for $1 "Book Buck" (limited to $2 Book Buck per day)
  • Choose to spend your Book Buck(s) right away or save your Book Bucks for a different prize
  • Choose to use your Book Buck(s) on books, coupons, goodies, or non-perishable items to keep or donate to a local food pantry
  • Different books, goodies, and non-perishables to choose from each week!
  • 1,500 minutes read during the summer program = eligibility for a GRAND PRIZE**
* For children under three, check out our Programs for Preschoolers section of the brochure.
** Children will still be eligible for the grand prize when they reach the reading goal even if they have not received all of the smaller prizes during the program.

Summer Reading at New York Libraries