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A summer of reading fun at the Adams County Library

By Robyn Woods 

It’s time for a Summer of fun at the library! Come along and dive deep into the fun.  This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”.  Grab your scuba gear as we dive into an ocean of educational fun. All six library branches have fun and educational programs for all ages to keep you busy all summer long. 

Summer Quest provides the opportunity to keep kids’ minds sharp and their bodies active. Summer is of course a time for fun at the library it is also a time to practice your reading, science, and learning skills. SummerQuest is an all-ages reading program to promote reading for all ages. 

This program runs from June 1st-August 13th. Both children and adults have the opportunity to earn prizes. To register for the program you can go to our website https://www.adamslibrary.org/summerquest and click on “Beanstack”.  That is where you register and log your reading minutes.  For children, once you have registered on Beanstack you can begin to record the minutes that you have read. You have the opportunity to win a prize for every 200 minutes that you read. 

For adults, once you have registered on Beanstack you record how many books you have read. If you record five books you have the chance to win the grand prize. If you read twenty books you have earned yourself another chance to win the grand prize. Brand new this year is the chance to win book bundles! There will be six drawings throughout the summer for this special prize.  If you are an adult who misses the summer reading program from when you were a kid or just an avid reader, now is your chance to challenge yourself for a summer of reading. 

 SummerQuest is not just about reading, you can also take hikes with your family with the GO Adams program.  To get you started, head to your closest library branch and get your guide.  This year the guide is called the Wayfinder.  There are fifteen posts throughout the county for you to find and complete the hikes.  Each hike name is ocean-themed to go along with the summer theme.   Once you complete the hike there is a post with a rubbing that you transfer to your rubbing sheet. There will also be a code to enter into the Beanstack website.  By entering the code your child will have the chance to win prizes.  If your child is interested in the hikes and you still have questions, come join the explorers club at the Gettysburg branch.  The club meets weather permitting and completes one of the hikes together.  Please see our website for more information. To see all of the fabulous upcoming events please check out our website or stop by any branch to pick up a What’s Happening, your guide to all things programming. 

There are different exciting programs offered for all ages all summer at the library.  There will be magic shows, ice cream parties, reptiles shows, and a visit from a local author. If these events sound like a good time be sure to go online and register under our events page. If you have any questions just head on down to your local breach to learn more. The fun will be here before you know it; registration begins on May 25th, 2022. 

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