SummerQuest 2023 | All Together Now
What is SummerQuest?
Adams County Public Libraries are a vital part of our community's learning network. The need for free, high-quality programs for children and youth that are both fun and educational is critical. This is especially true during the summer months, when they are susceptible to what is referred to as the "summer slide". In order to engage the children and youth of Adams County, both physically and mentally, we offer our annual SummerQuest program. There is also a SummerQuest program for adults!
SummerQuest (previously known as Summer Reading) provides participants the opportunity to experience everything the library has to offer through leisure reading, virtual programs, and participation in a variety of activities. Children register for the program and are asked to log the activities they complete. Incentives are offered for the completion of certain activities. This year's theme is All Together Now: Kindness/Friendship/Unity.
In addition to library activities, Adams County Libraries partner with Wellspan to provide a physical activity program called GO (Get Outdoors) Adams! Based on the outdoor hobby of letterboxing, GO Adams! places 15 landmarks (wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached) in various local parks. Children and their families are provided with rubbing sheets to record their visit to the various landmarks. The sheets are then returned to the local libraries, and then on to Wellspan, with the chance to win prizes.
Track Your Minutes
To win any of our big prizes, be sure to log your minutes in our digital tracking service, Beanstack. (Mobile App also available for Apple and Android)
Need help using Beanstack? View our Beanstack Tips and Tricks page for helpful tutorials.
Minutes can be counted for any of the following activities:
- Reading/listening to a book, eBook, or audio book
- Completing Activities on Beanstack*
- Taking on one of the Go Adams! walks*
*All of these activities count as 20 minutes each!
Earn a prize for every 200 minutes read. Once you complete 800 minutes read, you will earn a free book. Additional books will be awarded for every 400 minutes after reaching the 800 minute goal!
SummerQuest for Adults
Pre-Registration: Thursday, May 25th
Challenge Runs: Thursday, June 1st – Saturday, August 12th
Enter book(s) read on Beanstack. Record five (5) books read to receive a chance to win Grand Prize. Record twenty (20) books read to receive a second chance to win Grand Prize.
New this year: Attend one (1) adult program and record attendance in Beanstack to receive an
additional chance to win Grand Prize
Six (6) drawings will take place throughout the summer for a chance to win a three-book bundle.
Record at least one (1) book during the following time frames to qualify for that drawing:
Drawing #1: June 1st – June 11th
Drawing #2: June 12th – June 25th
Drawing #3: June 26th – July 9th
Drawing #4: July 10th – July 23rd
Drawing #5: July 24th – August 6th
Drawing #6: August 7th – August 12th
Paper Registrations and Paper Form Submissions available for those who wish not to use Beanstack.
Staff will input information into Beanstack.
New this year: GO Adams for adults! Similar rules to the program for kids and teens – adult participants
must have a Beanstack account and record hiked trail(s) via a code. There is no completion prize for the
program, but participants will be entered for chances to win a prize provided by WellSpan.