How It Works


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!


Summer of Adventure runs from June 2 - August 12. Here are the important dates:

  • June 2: The Journey and the Maker Challenge begin
  • June 2: First day to register
  • June 30: First day to pick up Completion Prize
  • August 5: Last day to register
  • August 12: Last day for the Maker Challenge
  • August 12: Last day for prizes

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

How to Register

Beginning June 2, register online or at your local library. The Adventure Guide and registration prize will be available for pick up at a branch location.

Suggested Activities

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



Registration Prize:

  • Birth-Preschool: Bubbles
  • K-12th: Cardboard binoculars or glow-in-the-dark frisbee

Completion Prize:

  • Book

Prizes are available while supplies last.

Share Your Adventures

Denver Public Library wants to hear from you: