Summer-Adventures-WaterWorks-June-1- August-13, 2023

Dive in to Great Reads This Summer

Summer Adventures - WaterWorks! 2023 Anoka County MN icon

KIDS & TEENS earn a free book 
ADULTS earn a free coupon for the Book Cart
Weekly prize drawings for all ages.
Pick up book prizes at the library.

 Earn digital badges for
  • Hours of Reading
  • Writing Book Reviews
  • Completing Activities
tiny art show

Start an Adventure & Defeat the Summer Slide! 
On average, students lose 1-2 months (20-30%) of their school-year learning over the summer. Don't slide back to where you started- read and explore every day to keep your brain sharp over the summer vacation.

Now adults can participate in Summer Adventures too!
Adults & Youth- Complete challenges & track your adventures online. Download the mobile 
app Beanstack Tracker on your device or visit

                  2020 Winter Reading Challenge for Kids, Teens, and Families ...

Visit our online event calendar for in-person and virtual programs throughout the summer.  

ALL AGES - Dive in to creativity with Tiny Art!

  • JUNE:   Pick up an art kit from any library branch (while supplies last) Create your piece & bring back to the library for display.  Turn in your artwork by June 30th.
  • JULY: Vote on your favorite pieces in two age groups (Youth Group for ages 14 and under, Teen & Adult Group for ages 15 and older). Tiny Art Show Ballots will be accepted through July 31st.
  • AUGUST: Winners from each branch will be turned into bookmarks. 

Dads and kids on kayak in lakeLet's read 2 million minutes together!

Last summer, Anoka County residents read

1,568,846 minutes in 2022.  

How much more can we read this year?

Read Down Fines- under 17- Begins June 1- Ends August 13

For every 15 minutes of reading that is logged in Beanstack, $1 of fines or fees will be removed.

Call a librarian to have your fines removed by August 14, 2023. Applies only to accounts listed in a minor child’s name. Some restrictions apply.

Thank you Summer Adventure sponsors - Legacy, Friends of ACL, Star Tribune, Bunker Beach Water Park,