The Boise Public Library has officially kicked off their Summer Reading program starting today, June 1st. This year’s theme is "Tails & Tales!" Kids of all ages (and even adults) are invited to participate in the program which runs from June 1 through August 15.

Summer Reading has been a part of my childhood from as early as I can remember. I used to get so excited about filling out a reading log and completing all of the challenges. I'm so glad the program has stuck around for all these years.

Now it's time to get registered for this summer! Visit or you can downlead the Beanstack app and search "Boise Public Library." From there you'll be able to create an account and track your reading on the app along with any bonus activities that are completed.

After you're all registered be sure to stop by any Boise Public Library location during Summer Reading Kick-off Week, which is happening now until June 4th, and pick up your first book. Each summer reader will get one book to keep along with the opportunity to earn a second book and a completion prize.

“The goal of this year’s Summer Reading is to make reading a fun, daily habit,” Jessica Dorr, Library director told Idaho News 2. “This year, more than ever, has been a challenging year for all our students, and we want this to be an opportunity to remember how important and how fun daily reading is. It opens up a world of imagination, of possibilities, of exploration and learning, and we want to celebrate that with all of you.”

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