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Summer of Discovery 2018

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May 30 – July 31

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The Summer of Discovery has now started!

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 activites. Complete 3 activities and read 3 books.
Finish Complete all 15 activities. Read 400 more minutes and complete 2 more activites. 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. Bloomin’ Plantable Paper Shape
  2. Digital Colorado Rapids Voucher
  3. Digital Rio Nachos Coupon
  1. Cold Stone Ice Cream Coupon
  1. Book
  2. Free Gateway Ticket
  3. Choice of: sunglasses, earbuds, or fannypack
  4. For Teens – Grand Prize Drawing
    for Visa gift card

*while supplies last

Adults: New this Year!

Read 5 books and participate in 3 local activities – from hiking a Boulder trail to attending a free concert! Register at any Boulder Public Library location and check in once per week to be entered in to a weekly drawing for a Downtown Boulder Gift Card. See an example of the adult log which highlights various free activities for you to participate in this summer.

Adult volunteers 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:  Wednesday, May 30, 10:15 a.m.. At each library location, enjoy a special storytime and rock painting to celebrate the beginning of nine weeks of reading and library adventures ahead!

Events for Families and Children

Events for Teens

Events for Adults

Events in our BLDG 61 Makerspace 

Boulder SummerFest: Saturday, July 28 10 – 2 p.m. at the Civic Area & Main Library Lawn outside the Canyon entrance of the Main Boulder Public Library.

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:

Updated foundation logo
Boulder Parks & RecreationColdstone CreameryBloomin' Logo

Colorado RapidsRio Grand Mexican Restaurant