Summer Library Program

Illustration of open book & coffee on table in front of woodsy sunrise; Read Beyond the Beaten PathWelcome to Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Our All-Ages Summer Library Program!

June 4 - August 1, 2022 

Every week this summer, we’ll introduce a new themed badge! Earn badges by reading, completing activities, or attending library programs. Earn 8 badges to get a finisher prize and invitation to one of our special finisher events. 

Scroll down for how to play, badge activities, and a calendar of events!  

Summer Carnival for Kids on
 August 6 

Click to see Kids' Drawing Prizes

Murder Mystery Party for Teens on 
August 12

Click to see Teen Drawing Prizes

Adult Drawing Prizes: Gift cards to local businesses

Plus, for every badge earned by the community this summer, The Friend of the San Leandro Library will donate $1 to Building Futures, up to $3,000 total! 

How It Works:

Starting June 4, pick up an all-ages reading log at Main or Manor Library, or join and participate online using  Beanstack

Each week, choose one activity:

  • Read (one book or for one hour) 
  • Participate in a library event
  • Complete one (or more) of the activities listed below 

Write down what you did to earn the badge, then bring your booklet to the Library for your badge sticker and to enter the prize drawings.  If you are participating on Beanstack, complete the actions to earn the badge and enter the drawing online.

Finish 8 badges by August 1st to get a special finisher prize which includes your invitation to a special event. You can complete the Bonus Rainbow badge anytime from 6/4-8/1 for an extra entry into our prize drawing!   

Did you miss a week? No problem! Just complete 8 badges by 8/1 to earn your finisher prizes and entries for the grand prize drawings. 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Badge Schedule:

  • June 4-June 12: Arts & Crafts Badge  
  • June 13-June 19: Nature Badge  
  • June 20-June 26: Sports Badge  
  • June 27-July 3: Fantasy Badge  
  • July 4-July 10: Cooking Badge 
  • July 11-July 17: Sci-Fi/Space Badge  
  • July 18-July 24: Graphic Novel Badge  
  • July 25-Aug. 1: History Badge  
  • June 4-Aug. 1 (“Anytime” badge): Rainbow badge 

Weekly Summer Badges

  1. Arts & Crafts
  2. Nature
  3. Sports & Games
  4. Fantasy
  5. Cooking

08 KMiller badge ArtsCrafts6/4-6/12

Complete any one activity of the activities below to earn this badge!

  • Make “bad art” 
  • Doodle 
  • Fold some origami! Follow a book or website.  
  • Create a collage using leftover materials you were planning to discard
  • Make your own finger paints 
  • Take a virtual tour of museums around the world with Google Arts & Culture
  • Skillshare Classes of the Week: Yes! You Can Draw! and Beginners Guides to Drawing Anime and Manga (sign up through the library to get 3 months free access) 
  • Check out a book about an artist or DIY art (Visit 730-780 in either Adult or Children's Nonfiction to find art how-to books!)
  • Read anything (1 book or 1 hour)
  • Attend any library program
  1. Science Fiction & Space
  2. Graphic Novels
  3. History
  4. Rainbow

04 KMiller badge SciFi7/11-7/17

Complete any one of the activities below to earn this badge!