Summit County Library Kicks off Summer Reading Program June 10th 

Free, summer-long program to include reading challenges, events, and prizes for all ages  

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Library officials announced its free summer reading program, themed “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” will begin on Monday, June 10 with reading-related challenges and events for all ages continuing through August 10  

This year’s Summer Reading program, designed to help combat the ‘summer slide’ experienced by many children, includes challenges for Pre-Kindergarten, Grades K-5, Teen Grades 6-12, and Adults. All ages can log completed books on the reading challenge software, Beanstack, to earn badges & win prizes.  

For younger children, reading to a child or listening to an audiobook counts towards completion of a badge in Beanstack. Teens and adults can also write reviews or complete activities, in addition to logging their reading. 

“Every year our Summer Reading program fosters Summit County’s love of reading,” said Summit County Library Director Stephanie Ralph.” 

How to Participate 
Registration begins on June 3 and all participants will receive a buy-one-get-one code for tickets to select Colorado Rapids games after registering. For every badge completed during Summer Reading program, participants also earn tickets for grand prize drawings on August 12. Grand prizes include Art Spot and PlayGarten punch passes, Frisco Adventure Park tubing, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin summer activity passes, Breckenridge Golf Club rounds and much more.  

Special events are free and take place on the first Saturday of each month at 11am:  

  • June 8: Summer Reading Kick-Off featuring Sno Education, Main Library in Frisco 
  • July 6: Mid-Summer Celebration featuring Drum Safari, North Branch in Silverthorne 
  • August 5: End of Summer Celebration featuring Foam Party with Ann Lincoln, South Branch in Breckenridge 

Additionally, performers will visit all three libraries on Thursdays. Each performance is scheduled for 10:30 am at the South Branch in Breckenridge, 1:30 pm at the Main Library in Frisco, and 3:30pm at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. 

  • June 13: Nature's Educators Wildlife Program 
  • June 27: Puppet Tales: Puppet Shows with Magic 
  • July 11: National Repertory Orchestra for Kids 
  • July 25: Peter Rabbit with the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre  

Participation and all events are free of charge. For a full list of all Summit County Library’s events and programs for all ages, including regular programs like story time, live music, star gazing, chess club, and outdoor yoga at summitcountylibraries.org/programs-news/calendar/summer-reading-program-2024  

Contact: Sarah Wilkinson, Interim Public Information Officer