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The Main Library is open with limited onsite services including self-service holds pickup. The Meadows Branch Library continues to offer holds carryout appointments. Materials returns are accepted at Main Library and Meadows Branch Library.

Summer of Discovery

Summer of Discovery is online!

June 15 – August 31

How It Works

Join us this summer as we share Our Connected Stories. Our program this year runs from June 15 – August 31 and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Signing up is simple using our online service. Sign up for an account and manage all the participation of readers in your home.

Goals for readers of all ages

Pre-readers Readers Teens Adults
Halfway Complete 7 activities. Read 400 minutes and complete 2 activities. Complete 3 activities and read 3 books. Complete a combination of 3 books and/or activities.
Finish Complete all 20 activities. Read 400 more minutes and complete 2 more activities. Complete 3 more activities and read 3 more books. Read a total of 3 books and complete 3 activities.

Prizes for all*

Registration Halfway Final
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  1. Cold Stone Ice Cream Coupon
  2. For AdultsGaiter
  1. Free Gateway Ticket
  2. Free entry into Museum of Boulder
  3. For TeensPopSocket

*Prizes available while supplies last.

Prize Carryout Weeks
Due to limited access to the library, prize carryout will only be offered the following weeks at the Main Library only.

Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1
Monday, August 24 – Monday, August 31

Summer of Discovery Programs

Programs for ChildrenEnjoy magic shows, learn to draw, and discover how raptors adapt to survive in the wild!

Programs for Teens and Tweens: Dance with Block 1750, learn how to design body art with henna, and create comics!

Programs for Adults: Strengthen your bond with baby through infant massage and yoga, work with herbs to boost your health, and discover what is up with NASA!

Summer Reading Suggestions

Staff Book Lists 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.

Staff Picks for Adults

Thanks to our Summer of Discovery Sponsors

Boulder Library Foundation
Sponsor Museum of Boulder
Gateway Fun Park
Coldstone Creamery
Sponsor PopSocket