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Safer At Home Reading Challenges

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Library Launches #SaferAtHome Reading Challenges

April 6-May 31, 2020

The South Pasadena Public Library challenges all the members of our community to read while staying safe at home. Join an online reading challenge hosted on the Library’s Beanstack website and app and earn badges by reading, reviewing books, exploring the Library’s digital resources, and engaging in challenge activities. All participants will be entered into random opportunity drawings for prizes that will be distributed when the Library re-opens. The reading challenges generously supported by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.


Get Started!

Register online or download the app for iPhone or Android

If you have an account from the 2019 Summer Reading Program you don’t have to re-register!


Once registered, choose a challenge:

Quaran-Time to Read (children birth through 5th grade)

Going the Social Distance (6th-12th grade)

Books in the Time of Corona (adults)


To make sure that readers have enough material to select from, more titles have been added to Overdrive, one of the Library’s e-book and e-audiobook platforms. Thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and children are available. Users with iPhone, Android™ and Kindle may download the Libby app to access the collection.


Need help writing a book review?

Check our Book Review Quick Guide.


Questions? See the Library’s Closure FAQ or email us at

South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley Street | South Pasadena | CA | 91030
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