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Summer of Discovery

June 1 – August 15
Preregistration starts May 5

Sign up with our app Beanstack or come to any open library location to get a log and track your reading minutes. Our community goal is to read 500,000 minutes!

How to Play

  • Pre-readers, kids and teens get a free book at registration. Choose from 10 different titles.
  • Adults that register get a journal.
  • Pre-readers complete 20 activities and win a free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery and a free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center.
  • Kids read 60 minutes a week for a total of 660 minutes and complete four activities win a free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery and a free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center.
  • Teens read 90 minutes a week for a total of 1000 minutes and complete four activities to win a free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery and a free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center.
  • Adults read 90 minutes a week for a total of 1000 minutes and complete three activities to win a free entry into Gateway Park Fun Center.

Track your reading using:

  • Beanstack
  • Paper logs, available at our open locations, or print it from our website.

Rules

  • Audio books, magazines, graphic novels, anything counts!

Goals for readers of all ages

Sign Up Prize Complete Completion Prize
Pre-readers Book all activities Free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery
and free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center
Kids Book 60 minutes a week for a total of 660 minutes
and 4 activities
Free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery
and free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center
Teens Book 90+ minutes a week for a total of 1000 minutes
and 4 activities
Free ice cream from Coldstone Creamery
and free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center
Adults Journal 90+ minutes a week for a total of 1000 minutes
and 3 activities
Free entry to Gateway Park Fun Center

*Prizes available while supplies last.

Summer of Discovery Programs

Programs for Children

Programs for Teens and Tweens

Programs for Adults

Summer Reading Suggestions

Staff Booklists for Kids
Booklists created by our very own youth services staff. Covers everything from Read-Alouds, mermaids, pirates, horse stories, funny books to anti-racism and many suggestions in between.

Our Connected World Booklist for Kids

#OwnVoices List for Teens

Booklists for Adults
Check out our themed booklists including, award winning books, Colorado love, genre busters and diverse voices.

Staff Picks for Adults

Teen Volunteers Wanted

Share your love for books and reading, while being a positive role model!

Register participants for the Summer of Discovery, answer questions about the program, talk to kids about the books they’ve read, and award prizes!

We are looking for teens that are:

  • 12-18 years old
  • Responsible
  • Able to volunteer at least 2 hours a week and a minimum of 6 hours throughout the summer.
  • Willing to complete a mandatory volunteer training.
  • Most of all, get excited about books and want to help kids discover how much fun reading is!

Sign up to Volunteer

Thanks to our Summer of Discovery Sponsors

Boulder Library FoundationBoulder Library Foundation
Gateway Fun Park
Coldstone Creamery

Contributing Illustrations by Jonny Draco