2022 Summer Reading Program is all about the ocean!
With reading challenges, 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, Oceans Of Possibilities, invites you to explore all things ocean 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.
Summit County Library will again be offering in-person programs in outdoor settings. We encourage readers to register (Starting May 30) 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 6, 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 the reader that they 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, Epic Discovery passes in Breckenridge, 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 6 - July 29.
Visit our Summer Reading page for specific information.
10:30am @ South Branch in Breckenridge
1:30pm @ Main Library in Frisco
No registration required. Events will be outside. Performances are geared toward K-5th graders.
Tadpoles: Tiny Tot Readers @ North Branch in Silverthorne or Bluebird Market from 10:30 - 11:30 am
Read to a Cat @ South Branch from 11:30am - 12:30pm on June 7, 21 & 28, July 19 & 26. Register here.
Little Oceanologists Preschool Storytime 10:30am @ all 3 locations
No registration is required. Events will be outside. Programs are geared toward pre-schoolers.
Beginner Computer Animation for ages 8-10 at South Branch. Learn basic animation skills this summer using Scratch programming. In this 8 week session is 3-4pm from June 8-July 27, you will learn to create custom animations for holiday cards, animated stories, and games!
Lego Club @ Main Library 3 - 4pm inside. No registration required.
Junior STEAM Programs. 10:30am @ South Branch in Breckenridge and Main Library in Frisco. Registration is required. Events will be outside. Programs are geared toward 1st - 5th graders. Use Sign Up Genius to register: Main / South
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 are various dates and times so check the calendar for more information.