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Boulder Public Library’s Summer of Discovery, “Our Connected World” annual reading and activities challenge is back for the sixth year in a row. The program runs from June 1 to July 31 and features events and programs for all ages and prizes for achieving reading goals. This year the community reading goal is 2,000,000 minutes.

Those who wish to participate, in English or Spanish, can use the Beanstack app to register or visit any open library location to get a log to track reading minutes. Upon registration, youth registrants will receive a free book, adults will receive a free journal and everyone receives a can of The Good Crisp potato crisps. Anything counts as reading, including magazines, audiobooks and graphic novels. All finishers will receive a free ice cream, and a choice between an entry ticket to either Gateway Fun Park or a Parks and Recreation facility.

To kick off Summer of Discovery, the library will host children's illustrator and author Brian Pinkney on Saturday, June 4 in the Main Library’s Canyon Theater. To conclude the summer challenge, the library will host an Encanto: Movie and Sing Along event on Saturday, July 30 in the Canyon Theater.

Other all-ages events include:

  • Meet and Bleat: Goats at the Library - Saturday, June 18 at the Meadows Library Branch

  • Mokomba Ensemble Performance - Saturday, June 18 at Bill Bower Park

  • Grace Lin Virtual Author Visit - Saturday, July 23 at multiple locations

  • Bicycle Rodeo with Boulder Police Officers - Saturday, June 11 at the Meadows Library Branch and Saturday, July 9 at the Main Library

For program registration and a full calendar of events, please visit: https://boulderlibrary.org/summer/.