Summer of Adventure

The Denver Public Library's Summer of Adventure program encourages youth from birth to 12th grade to READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE both independently and inside the library. We provide opportunities for informal learning and activities to create academic and social emotional growth throughout the summer months. 

We can't wait to see you this Summer!

We have NEW prizes, events, and ways to participate. The Denver Public Library is ready to help you meet experts, learn new skills, and find amazing new ways to read.

June 1st-August 10th for youth of all ages and abilities.

Maker Challenge

From now until August 10, share your projects and experiences with your community by taking pictures or videos and upload them to our Maker Challenge! Perhaps you learned to cook something, you're a musician waiting to be discovered, you're building the next great invention, or you went somewhere with your family and had a fantastic time. Every time you upload to our Maker Challenge you automatically get entered to win a gift card to a local business. Open to all ages!

Online registration now open!

Welcome back to Denver Public Library’s Summer of Adventure program! We encourage youth from birth to 12th grade to grow, learn and have fun with us.

Choose your own Summer of Adventure by doing 20 different READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE activities to finish the program. Once completed, bring your Adventure Guide to any Denver Public Library location to receive a completion prize and a VIP ticket to the first ever Summer of Adventure Completion Party on August 10th.

Register here today or at your local library. The Summer of Adventure Adventure Guide will be available to print from home or can be picked up along with a registration prize. We hope you have fun reading, making, and exploring! 

NEW! This year collect 5 prizes by attending library events, activities, and IdeaLABs. 

NEW! Collect all 5 PRIZES!

5 round designs for pins/stickers

Collect prizes by participating in library branch events, activities, and programs.

NEW! Completion Party!

For the first time ever you are invited to a city wide Summer of Adventure Completion Party! 
Join us for a party celebrating Denver Public Library’s youth.

Earn your free VIP ticket by registering for the Summer of Adventure program and completing your Adventure Guide.


ideaLABs are makerspaces: free community spaces to make things.

Maker Challenge