Reading challenge and experiences for all ages

Boulder Public Library’s Summer of Discovery, “Our Connected World,” annual reading challenge and experiences is back for the fifth year in a row. The program features activities and programs for all ages and prizes for achieving reading goals. This year the community reading goal is 500,000 minutes.

The majority of programs will be online but a few, including live outdoor concerts, will be held in person. Those who wish to participate can use the Beanstack app to register or visit any library location to get a log to track reading minutes. Anything counts as reading, including, magazines, audiobooks and graphic novels.

To kick off Summer of Discovery, the library will host a virtual Drag Queen Storytime on Saturday, June 5 on the Library’s YouTube page. Some programs will also be bilingual in both English and Spanish. To conclude the program, the library will host an outdoor concert with Jeff and Paige on Saturday, Aug. 7 in front of the library.

Boulder Public Library is continuing to open library locations and add additional services following the closure of all library branches last March due to COVID-19. For all current hours and services at each location, visit https://boulderlibrary.org/locations/. Visit our online library featuring e-books, audiobooks, streaming movies and music, research resources, newspapers and magazines, classes, recorded concerts, live and recorded storytimes, and much more at research.boulderlibrary.org/eCollections.