Library Events

Summer Reading 2024

Join us for the 
2024 Summer Reading Challenge:
Read, Renew, Repeat

June 10, 2024 to August 5, 2024

This year we are switching reading programs from Beanstack to ReadSquared.  ReadSquared will have the usual book and reading logging that we’ve done with our summer reading programs in the past, but will do this online through a browser or with mobile apps (available from Google Play or the Apple App Store using the QR codes below).

Apple iOs app

Apple iOs app

Android app

Android app

Assistance with using ReadSquared will be available from the staff at the Inyo County Library Branches.  Please come to your local Inyo County Library Branch to get started.  

Self-registration is available with the mobile app or at this address: in a browser.  Each reader in a family can be registered under one account.  Upon registration, please come to the library to pick up your starter bag.


Reading logging can be done through the app or in a browser to keep track of book titles read by books or minutes.

Have fun completing activities and games in the ReadSquared app.

At the end of the program there will be drawings for prizes for readers at each branch and age group.  All participants are entered in the drawings but the chances of winning are increased by the amount of book and reading logging done.   

In addition to reading logging and activities readers can also post reviews of the books they have read, which can be library books, personal books, ebooks or audiobooks. 


There are 3 reading challenges available that are divided by age, one for 5 years old and younger (parent lead readers), one for 6 years to 12 years (independent readers), and one for 13 years to 17 years (teen readers).   The younger group will be tracking reading by counting books, and the older groups will be tracking reading by counting minutes of reading. 


Live storytime events are scheduled at 4 branches during summer reading.  Below are the branch schedules.  (There will be no events for the week of July 4).

Bishop Branch
Phone:  760-873-5115
Storytime Wednesdays
10:30 am

Big Pine Branch
Phone:  760-938-2420
Storytime Wednesdays
6:00 pm

Independence Branch
Phone:  760-878-0260
Storytime Thursdays
11:00 am

Lone Pine Branch
Phone:  760-876-5031
Storytime Fridays
11:00 am

Seed Library

 It's time to "Get Out and Grow!" 

Visit Inyo County Free Library to learn about the newly launched Seed Library.  In partnership with Owens Valley School & Owens Valley Growers, get free seeds for your home garden!

Link to Seed Library list of varieties

Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming free garden programs and community dialogues.  This project is supported by a Shared Vision/Bringing the Library to You grant. 

Where to start
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For more information on seed-saving and seed-starting tips, we recommend visiting

Another great resource is Southern Exposure Seed Exchange


Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

For a seed saving guide from Seed Savers Exchange click below:


Seed saving chart


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Library Events--Archive page

to see previous event postings.