Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2020

The 2020 Summer Reading Program has concluded. Thanks to everyone to participated! Please check back on this page for more reading programs.

What is the 2020 Summer Reading Program?

Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading program at the Pleasanton Public Library. The theme incorporates elements of discovery, exploration, archaeology, science, and more! From May 30 to August 2, kids, teens, and adults can earn prizes or drawing tickets by completing reading and activities.

How do I register for the Summer Reading Challenge?

Create an account on the Beanstack website or the Beanstack app (iOS or Android). You will automatically be registered for the Summer Reading Challenge for your age group. Kids aged 12 and under will see the children's version and ages 13 and up will see the teen and adult version.

What benefits does Beanstack offer?

  • Digital badges provide motivation and rewards for reading
  • Emails for age-specific reading recommendations provide ways to discover new books
  • The chance to participate in reading and activity challenges throughout the entire year
  • The option to write book reviews and view reviews by other Beanstack users

Does each member of my family need a separate Beanstack account?

All family members can be signed up under one account. If a member of your family wants to receive their own email recommendations, they should sign up for a separate account.

Can I participate in the Summer Reading Challenge if I don't have access to a computer or smart phone?

Call the library at (925) 931-3400 when the phone lines are open: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). We'll help you to register "offline" and you can enter our prize drawings.

What if I want to keep track of my reading on paper?

Whether you play online or offline, you can download a reading log or call the library to have us mail one to you.

Does being read to or listening to an audiobook count as reading?



What are the Children's Summer Reading Challenge prizes?

  • Read 15 hours - Help choose books for our new Lucky Day eBook collection
  • Read 30 hours - Your name on our weekly Awesome Reader Facebook post
  • Complete activities for a chance to win a personal virtual storytime, a $25 gift card, or a $50 donation in your name to a local non-profit.

What are the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenge prizes?

Complete activities for a chance to win a $25 gift card or a $50 donation in your name to a local non-profit.


What other virtual events are happening this summer?

  • Storytimes
  • Family game nights
  • Teen iHunt program
  • Adult book clubs
  • Cinema Club for adults
  • Local author contest


Read, investigate, and discover with us this summer. 

Help us to meet our community reading goal of one million minutes!


Thank you to the Friends of the Pleasanton Library for sponsoring all 2020 Summer Reading Program prizes.


Kid Power 2020

Kid Power 2020 is a whole new Kid Power! If you are entering grade 6th, 7th, or 8th in the fall of 2020, we need your help! As a Kid Power 2020 volunteer, you will promote the virtual 2020 Summer Reading Program on Beanstack by getting your family, friends, and anyone else you know (or they know!) signed up and participating. Creativity is key! Click on this link to find out more!