2021 Summer Reading Program is all about animals!
With reading challenges, virtual and outdoor programs, and prizes for book lovers of all ages, we hope you will join us in celebrating the joy of reading.
Summit County Library has been putting on a Summer Reading program for over 30 years to combat summer learning loss (AKA the “summer slide”), develop a love of reading in children, and help struggling readers catch up before the next school year. But summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore and it's not just about books, either!
Our theme this year, Tails & Tales, invites you to explore all things animal with activities, programs, and all kinds of books. By joining the fun, you’ll earn prizes, and connect with others through the power of stories.
After going fully virtual during the unusual summer of 2020, Summit County Library will again be offering in-person programs in outdoor settings. We encourage readers to register (Starting June 1) and track their reading using our free app Beanstack; accessible on your mobile device or at summitcountylibraries.beanstack.org. Parents (or the library card holder) will be the account creator who will sign up the whole family as 'readers.'
Starting Monday, June 7, pre-schoolers, elementary age students, teens and adults will start logging their reading hours on the Summit County Library Beanstack website or app to earn virtual badges. (Being read-to or listening to audiobooks count!)
Every 5 hours children or 8 hours teens read, Beanstack will notify you that you have earned a free book prize! The more students read, the better their chances of winning gift cards and entries into grand prize drawings for local experiences such as Frisco Adventure Park tubing, Breck Create gift certificates, entries to the A-Basin Aerial Adventure Park and more. A sincere thank you to the Summit County community for their support and generous donations to Summer Reading program this year!
Learn How to Register on Beanstack Here.
Here is a schedule of events for June 7 - July 31.
Visit our Summer Reading page for specific information.
Mondays - Special Performers (View schedule for special dates/times)
11am @ North Branch in Silverthorne
1pm @ Main Library in Frisco
3pm @ South Branch in Breckenridge
No registration required. Events will be outside. Performances are geared toward K-5th graders.
Tuesdays - Little Zoologists Preschool Storytime
10:30am @ all 3 locations
No registration is required. Events will be outside. Programs are geared toward pre-schoolers.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Read to a Dog
11:30am - 12:30pm @ North Branch in Silverthorne & South Branch in Breckenridge
Register for a15 minute time slot. Events will be outside. Call or stop by to sign up.
10:00am @ North Branch in Silverthorne
Little Readers is a storytime geared towards infants up to 2.5. No registration required. Events will be in the Blue River Room.
10:30am @ all 3 locations
Junior STEAM Programs. Registration is required. Events will be outside. Programs are geared toward K - 5th graders. Use Sign Up Genius to register. Main / South / North
6-12th grade. Complete on your own time!
- June Virtual Haiki Contest / Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt
- June Take and Make Craft - Animal Shrinky Dinks
- July Art and Photography Contest / Choose Your Own Adventure
- July Take and Make Craft - Melted Crayon Bear Wall Art
Adults can read books or complete activities to earn Beanstack badges! Adults also earn virtual tickets for each badge they complete and entries into experience grand prize drawings! Adult programs will be Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings so check the calendar for more information.