Library Summer Reading Program Progress Report

The 2021 Online Summer Reading Program is happening now at the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries! Since it launched on June 5, community members of all ages have been reading book after book. So far, over 700 readers have registered for this free online program and logged a total of 4,158 books, with one month still left in the program.

This year’s Summer Reading Program is held completely online through Beanstack, a website and app that makes tracking your reading easy and fun. To encourage participants of all ages to set and reach their reading goals for the summer, many local businesses and organizations have donated exciting prizes that readers can earn at various milestones throughout the program.

Readers in the Youth category (grades 6 and under) will earn prizes after logging 5 books, 10 books, and 15 books, and readers in the Teen category (grades 7-12) will earn prizes after logging 1 book, 2 books and 3 books. Adult participants will be automatically entered into weekly prize drawings every week that they log at least one book. Prizes will be mailed to patrons of Goleta Valley Library, and they will be available for in-person pickup at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries.

To sign up, visit to create a free account and start logging your books today! Registration remains open through the last day of the program on July 31st.

In addition to celebrating reading all summer long, the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries are hosting six fantastic online shows that viewers can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. July’s performers include a children’s concert with Ukulele Jim on July 10th at 10:00 a.m., a puppet show with Luce Puppet Co. on July 14th at 10:30 a.m., and an animal presentation from Conservation Ambassadors: Zoo to You on July 28th at 1:00 p.m. Details and links to attend can be found on the library Events Calendar.

For full program details and a list of our very generous local sponsors, visit the Summer Reading Program page of the library website to learn more.

Happy reading!