Summer Learning

Summer Learning 2023
June 1 - August 31

The 2023 Summer Learning Challenge is open to all ages. It's fun and easy and there are great prizes to keep you motivated.

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Teens can come down to the Burlingame Main Library or Easton Branch starting Monday, May 22 to pick up your free book, grab a reading log, and drop your name in our SF Giants tickets giveaway box (winner to be selected on June 30).

Teens can also submit book reviews of books you read this summer for a chance to win weekly gift cards to: Cafe Siete, Crepevine, Happy Lemon, Pizza My Heart, Preston's Candy, Salt & Straw, Starbucks, or TPumps! 
(Box for book reviews will be in the main hallway of the Main Library starting Monday, May 22)

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Children through Grade 6-
  • Pick up your Reading Log and a free book from the Main Library or Easton Branch. It can also be  download here.  English Log     Spanish Log   Chinese Log                                                                              (If you download your log online, visit the Children's Desk next time you're in the library to select your free book.)
  • For every 20 minutes of reading or listening, color in a circle. 
  • Return the completed log to Burlingame Main or Easton Branch by August 31. 
  • Select a second free book from the provided cart  when you finish your log. 
  • All finishers will receive a $5 coupon to 5 Little Monkeys, while supplies last. 
  • Youth ages 18 and younger can enter to win a $1000 scholarship for every log turned in. 
    Children  can put their name in the giveaway box with each library visit for a chance to win:

    • A Family Membership to CuriOdyssey
    • A San Mateo County Parks pass
    • San Francisco Giants tickets
    Winners for these three giveaways will be selected on July 1st.

    Summer Learning Bingo! 
  • Pickup Bingo sheet in the Library or download here 
  • For kids entering grades TK - 6
  • Bingo Sheet must be turned in by 8/31/23 for a chance to win the big stuffed OWL. 
  • Complete one or more bingos and fill out the ticket below. 
  • Get a BONUS TICKET when you complete the whole sheet.


1. Do I get a free book when I sign up for Summer Learning?

When you pick up your reading log from the library, you may choose one free book from the selection of books provided, while supplies last. If you print your log from home the next time you visit the library, you may select a book from the carts.

2. How do the drawings for the stuffed animals work?

Every day you visit the library you can fill out one ticket and put it in the box. Each Monday morning starting Monday, June 19th until Monday, August 7th, we will draw a name out of the jar and that person will win a small stuffed animal. Child will pick from the remaining stuffed animals when they come in to collect their prize. Each week, the jar gets emptied.

3. Do I have to read books from the library or can I read books I have at home?

You may read any books you like – we do suggest you read books appropriate for your reading level.

4. What do I do when I finish the Summer Learning Club?

When you have finished reading and doing your activities, bring your log to the Children’s Desk at the Main Library or to the Easton Branch Library and you will get a coupon from 5 Little Monkeys and pick out your free book. You will also fill out the online form for a chance to win a $1000 College Scholarship. You may turn in logs to be entered into the scholarship up until August 31st.

5. Can I do the reading club more than once?

You can do the reading log multiple times for more chances to enter the $1000 College Scholarship only.

6. How do I win the big stuffed owl?

For kids entering TK- 6 grades, pick up a summer learning bingo sheet from the library or download it from our website. As you complete squares, cross them out. When you have completed a whole row (across, down or diagonal), you have a bingo. If you complete at least 1 bingo, fill out the attached raffle ticket. If you complete the whole card, fill out the bonus raffle ticket. The drawing for the big stuffed wolf will be Friday, September 1, 2023.

You may play bingo more than once.

7. How do I enter the CuriOdyssey prize drawing?

Every day that youth 18 years and under visit the library, they may enter to win a Family Membership to CuriOdyssey. Fill out a ticket and put it in the box. Drawing will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023.

8. How do I enter the San Mateo County Parks Pass prize drawing & The San Francisco Giants ticket giveaway?

Every day that youth 18 years and under visit the library, they may enter to win a San Mateo County Parks Pass and/or San Francisco Giants ticket giveaway. (These giveaways are also available for adult SLC participants). Fill out a ticket and put it in the box. Drawing will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023.