Summer Adventures Unearthed  June 1 - August 14

Dig In to Reading

Summer Adventures Unearthed 2022
Kids register & earn a free book!
Weekly prize drawings for all ages.
 Pick up book prizes at the library.

 Earn digital badges for
  • Hours of Reading
  • Writing Book Reviews
  • Completing Activities
tiny art show

Start an Adventure & Defeat the Summer Slide! 
On average, students lose 1-2 months (20-30%) of their school-year learning over the summer. Don't slide back to where you started- read and explore every day to keep your brain sharp over the summer vacation.

Now adults can participate in Summer Adventures too!
Adults & Youth- Complete challenges & track your adventures online. Download the mobile 
app Beanstack Tracker on your device or visit

                  2020 Winter Reading Challenge for Kids, Teens, and Families ...

Visit our online event calendar for in-person and virtual programs throughout the summer.  

New this year- delve in to creativity through our Tiny Art Show. 

  • JUNE:   Pick up an art kit from any library branch (while supplies last) Create your piece & bring back to the library for display
  • JULY: Vote on your favorite youth & adult pieces
  • AUGUST: Winners from each branch will be turned into bookmarks 

Boy and girl  digging in dirt with digging equipment toysCan you read 2 million minutes?

Last summer, Anoka County residents read 1,001,283 minutes. 

How much more can we read this year?

Read Down Fines - Begins Jun1-Aug14, 2022,  Ages 17 and younger

For every 15 minutes of reading that is logged in Beanstack, $1 of fines or fees will be removed.

Call a librarian to have your fines removed. Applies only to accounts listed in a minor child’s name. Some restrictions apply.

Thank you Summer Sponsors 2021, Legacy, MELSA, Friends of ACL, Kare11, MN Twins, StarTribune, MN Sta