4/25/2017 Press Release

Mountain View Public Library 
585 Franklin St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
PH. 650.903.6880


Subject :

Building a Better World at the Mountain View Public Library
Contact : Karin Mente
Adult Services Librarian

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Mountain View Public Library is kicking off their annual Summer Reading Program on May 1st, 2017. This year’s theme is Build a Better World…. READ!  The Library is also launching a new Summer Reading website called Beanstack, which allows readers of all ages to compete for virtual badges and complete fun activities on the site.

Adult readers only need to read 3 books for a chance to enter the raffle for prizes donated by local businesses at the end of summer reading, but they can complete activities on the site throughout summer to earn badges and more chances to win. In lieu of giving out completion prizes this year, the Library will make a donation to three local non-profit organizations on behalf of all those who complete the challenge. All programs and donations for all ages are funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Mountain View Library.

Kids (of any age) and teens can earn free books through the Summer Reading Program, also thanks to the support of the Friends of the Mountain View Library. By setting a reading (or listening) goal at the beginning of the summer, they’ll choose a free book to get started. Later in the summer, after reaching their goal, they can claim a second book along with fun coupons for pizza and a free booksale item from the Friends. Virtual badges provide a fun opportunity for kids, teens and families to learn more about library resources, participate in games and programs and find books to read. For teens, badges will serve as raffle entries to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

The Mountain View Summer Reading Program will run from May 1st through July 31st.  Anyone can sign up online at http://mountainview.beanstack.org.

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