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Summer of Discovery

June 1 – July 31

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How to Participate in Summer of Discovery:

Register in-person for the Summer of Discovery at any Boulder Public Library location.

Or, register online and pick up your reading log or teen card deck the next time you visit your local library.

Pre-readers, Readers and Teens – follow these directions:

Pre-readers Readers Teens
Halfway Complete 7 activities. Read 400 minutes and complete 2 activities. Complete 3 activities and read 3 books.
Finish Complete all 15 activities. Read 400 more minutes and complete 2 more activities. Complete 3 more activities and read 3 more books.

See an example of the pre-readers/readers log and teen card deck and teen log.

Pre-readers, readers, and teens – collect your prizes by July 31*:

Registration Halfway Final
  1. Rocket Pen
  2. Digital Colorado Rapids Voucher
  3. Digital Rio Nachos Coupon
  1. Cold Stone Ice Cream Coupon
  1. Book
  2. Free Gateway Ticket
  3. Alien Yard Cup
  4. For Teens – Grand Prize Drawing
    for Visa gift card

*while supplies last

Adults instructions:

Register at any Boulder Public Library location to participate in the Summer of Discovery. Read three books and participate in three activities to complete the Summer of Discovery.

Halfway Complete a combination of 3 books and/or activities.
Finish Read a total of 3 books and complete 3 activities.

Adults – collect your prizes by July 31*:


Registration Halfway Final
  1. Rocket Pen

*while supplies last

Adult and teen volunteers are needed for Summer of Discovery events! Get involved and help with outreach to schools, assisting at special programs, or registering adults for the Summer of Discovery program.

Summer of Discovery Events

Kick Off Events:  Saturday, June 1, at each library location, enjoy a special space-themed kick-off party and craft to celebrate the beginning of nine weeks of reading and library adventures ahead! For more details, visit our calendar.

Events for Families and Children

Events for Teens

Events for Adults

Events in our BLDG 61 Makerspace 

Summer of Discovery Final Parties: Saturday, July 27. Watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at any of our library locations. For screening times, visit our calendar.

Summer Reading Suggestions

Book Suggestions for Children by Category

Staff Book Lists

Summer of Discovery Commercial

(Created by the Boulder Teen Advisory Board @ Main.)

Thanks to our Summer of Discovery Sponsors:

Coldstone Creamery


Colorado Rapids

Rio Grand Mexican Restaurant