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SUMMERQUEST

SummerQuest is a reading incentive program offered annually at each of our branches.

Imagine Your Story

Imagine Your Story

SummerQuest, Jr.

Birth through rising Kindergarten  

SummerQuest, Jr. allows children to earn a points towards a free book!  Points are earned by logging books they read or books that are read to them.  Children can also earn points by doing early literacy activities.

Imagine Your Story

SummerQuest

Rising 1st-5th Grades

SummerQuest participants will log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Use those points and points earned doing other activities to collect a free book!

Imagine Your Story

SummerQuest Teens

Rising 6th-12th Grades

SummerQuest teens will also log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Participating in other activities will earn more points.  Use these points to collect a free book!



GSK Science in the Summer invites kids in the Washington, DC metro area to "Be a Chemist."

Discover the importance of chemistry to medicine, manufacturing, art, and environmental conservation. Explore chemical reactions, produce new products from the reactions, observe how substances change, and use those changes to solve real-world problems.

Thirty kits, for fall grades 2-6, are available for pick up through curbside service at Beatley Central Library.  Reserve your kit here. Limit of 1 kit per family.

SummerQuest Events
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual
Join Andrés and Christina for this live-stream dancing, music and learning program! For children of all ages!Register

Thu, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Join us to learn about even more animals and see them up close with Wildlife Ambassadors! If you caught our first show, the animals at this program will be new! All ages.

Mon, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Join Chris Fascione for juggling, jokes, stories, and more! Best for ages 6-12

Mon, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Fri, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
Sing Books with Emily explores the wonderful world of illustrated song with singable picture books. Register

Mon, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join mystery authors who have written mysteries set in a library or have major scenes in a library. Register

Thank you Washington Nationals for providing prizes for SummerQuest.