Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Join us for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge! It's for all ages and will take place June 1 through July 31.


Reading Challenge

This year we have set a challenge of reading 1,000 minutes per participant as well as a community challenge of 800,000 minutes. Every time you read you help meet those challenges and help us reach our goals!

You can use Beanstack to track reading, earn badges, and participate in extra fun. You can signup and participate online or with the Beanstack app from the Google Play store or Apple Store.

 If you wish to participate with traditional pencil and paper that's fine too! Simply visit your local library to sign up on or after May 25 and receive a reading log.



Reading Prizes

 No matter how you participate, you'll be eligible for prizes which include stickers, temporary tattoos, magnets, activity books, pens, bouncy balls, stress balls, bracelets, puzzle cubes, drawstring bags, reading lights, and more. Each time you read 200 minutes you complete a level, and each level opens up a new prize option. Once you read 1,000 minutes you complete the reading challenge and are eligible for one of the grand prize drawings! This year there will be a grand winner at each library for each age group (children, teens, and adults), and winners get to choose from one of two options.

Grand Prize Options for Children:

Bananas Fun Park • Family Gift Card

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park • Family Passes

Grand Prize Options for Teens:

Bananas Fun Park • Family Gift Card

Get Air Trampoline Park • Family Gift Card

Grand Prize Options for Adults:

Bananas Fun Park • Family Gift Card

Iron Mountain Hot Springs • Tickets for 2 


Summer Reading Events

Summer Reading events will be listed on this page, or you can view the full calendar of virtual events here.

We will have a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the summer. Watch for the icons to see how to attend the event:
 = In-Person            = Online


Events for Children & Families

  Water Conservation with the Girl Scouts • June 2 at 11 am at the Parachute Branch LibraryJune 16 at 1 pm at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library

  Splash into Summer Reading with an Ocean of Possibilities! • June 2 at 3:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Branch LibraryJune 10 at 12 pm at the Carbondale Branch Library

  Salida Circus presents The Fisherman and the Turtle! • June 7, 8, 9 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Amazing Dave Elstun presents Fish Tales of Magic! • June 14, 15, 16 • 11 am and 2 pm • One Performance per Library

  Sensational Sharks • June 18 • 2 pm

  Locomotion presents Science and Circus Art Show • June 21, 22, 23 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Mr. Kneel's Beatbox Workshop • June 28, 29, 30 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

   Story Creations with Denise Gard: Pirate Dogs of the Sea • July 5, 6, 7 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Steampunked! • July 12, 13, 14 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Pint Size Polkas • July 19, 20, 21 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Sensational Sharks • July 23 • 1 pm

  Kids House of Joy! • July 26, 27, 28 • 11 am and 1:30 pm • One Performance per Library

  Under the Sea Celebration • June 29 • 1 pm at the New Castle Branch Library • 1:30 pm at the Rifle Branch Library



Events for Adults

  Real Time Science: Observing Arctic Weather and Sea Ice • May 22, 25, 26 • 1, 2, 4, and 6 pm • One Event per Library

  Outside / In • Thursday, July 14 • 10 am in New Castle, 1 pm in Silt, and 6 pm in Carbondale