How It Works

READ, MAKE and EXPLORE!

The Denver Public Library’s Summer of Adventure program encourages youth from birth to 12th grade to grow, learn and have fun.

During the summer months, while not in school, students who lack access to learning opportunities lose anywhere between 1-3 months of reading and math skills. This phenomenon is called summer learning loss or summer slide.

The Summer of Adventure program provides youth with opportunities for informal learning and activities to help youth retain academic and social skills throughout the summer months. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Timeline

Summer of Adventure runs from June 3 - August 13. Here are the important dates:

  • June 3: The Journey and the Maker Challenge begin
  • June 3: First day to register
  • July 1: First day to pick up Completion Prize
  • August 6: Last day to register
  • August 13: Last day for the Maker Challenge
  • August 13: Last day for prizes

Note: Elements of the program and pick up dates are subject to change.

How to Register

Beginning June 3, register online or at your local library. The Summer of Adventure brochure and Adventure Guide can be picked up along with a registration prize.

Suggested Activities

Complete 15 activities. Use the suggested activities or choose your own. Get started below.

Read
Make
Explore

Prizes

Registration Prize:

  • Birth-Preschool: Pop-up fidget
  • K-12th: Journal

Completion Prize:

  • Book

Prizes are available while supplies last.

Share Your Adventure

Denver Public Library wants to hear from you: