We are "All Together Now" for the 2023 Summer Reading Program!
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, All Together Now, invites you to explore together as a community through activities, programs, and all kinds of books. By joining the fun, you’ll earn prizes, and connect with others through the power of stories.
How to track your reading? Beanstack!
Summit County Library encourages readers to register (Starting May 29) 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.' New this year*: When registering juniors will recieve a Badge Books, which allows kids to follow along and track their reading in a paper format. Then parents or staff can transfer what they have completed into Beanstack.
Starting Monday, June 5, pre-schoolers, elementary age students, teens and adults will be able to 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 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, entries to the Copper Summer activities 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.
We have a fun packed schedule of free events from June 5 - July 31 happening for all ages in Silverthorne, Frisco and Breckenridge.
Please visit our Summer Reading page for specific 2023 programming information including:
*New: Summer Celebrations
The theme of 2023 is "All Together Now", and library staff are excited to get the Summit County community together throughout the summer to celebrate. We will be hosting 3 get-togethers at our three libraries across the county!
We invite all families to join us to have fun, learn about Summer Reading and get help using Beanstack.
Saturday, June 3
Summer Reading Kickoff @ Bluebird Market in Silverthorne
11am-3pm featuring Denver Museum of Nature & Science Curiosity Cruiser
Summit County Library staff are happy to help you use Beanstack throughout the summer, including assisting you register, so stop by one of our 3 locations or give us a call!
Want to learn more about our summer programs?
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