Summer Reading Programs

Sign up for one (or all!) programs that offer incentives for student progress.

Anythink Libraries

Visit your local Anythink to kick-start your mySummer quest. Experience cultural performances, search for surprises or check something off Generation Wild’s “100 Things to Do Before You’re 12” list.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary.

  • Monday, June 3, 2-3 pm: Traditional yarn spinning and tartan weaving demonstration with Renaissance Scots Living History Association
  • Tuesday, June 4, 4-5 pm: Break dance performance with School of Breaking
  • Wednesday, June 5, 1-3 pm: ‘Clue-orado’ drop-in puzzle challenge with Clue Room
  • Thursday, June 6, 9:30-10:30 am: Bring your own picnic brunch and blanket to our backyard for a serenade from Cloud 9 Strings
  • Thursday, June 6, 11 am-12 pm: Join musicians from Cloud 9 Strings for a ‘Name That Tune’ style challenge.

Broomfield Library

Summer Library Adventures: A Reading and Activity Challenge for ALL AGES!

  • Track your reading and activities throughout June and July! Read 20 days or complete 20 activities (or mix and match) to earn a prize!
  • Prizes available June 7- August 10 at the Library while supplies last.
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Prizes for this year include:

  • Registration Prize (All Ages): After registering for the challenge, all registered Readers will receive an email with a link to redeem a complimentary ticket with purchase of additional discounted tickets. Vouchers will be redeemable for select Summer and Fall dates.
  • Kids (Ages 0-4): one book; one coupon for Chipper's Lanes; one Broomfield recreation pass*; one shaker egg
  • Kids (Ages 5-10): one book; one coupon for Chipper's Lanes; one Broomfield recreation pass*; and choose either one pair of sunglasses OR mini flashlight
  • Teens (Ages 11-18): one book; one coupon for Chipper's Lanes; one Broomfield recreation pass*; one reusable cutlery kit
  • Adults: one coupon for Chipper's Lanes; one Broomfield recreation pass*; one signature mug

* Broomfield recreation passes are valid for one visit to the Paul Derda Recreation Center, Broomfield Community Center, or The Bay Aquatic Park

Prizes available while supplies last.


Barnes and Noble

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books.

  • They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore.
  • Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August. 

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

  • From May 9th through September 12th, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.
  • By creating an account on Home Base, kids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

For more easy ways to incorporate reading into your family's summer activities, print out this PDF tip sheet to post on the fridge!