Summer Adventure

Summer Adventure

Have an adventure with Pikes Peak Library District this summer! Kids and teens (ages 0 - 18) can win prizes through reading and activities, and we will be hosting many free, fun events. You can track your progress online or with game cards available at all PPLD locations.

The adventure runs from June 1 - July 31. You can register now at ppld.beanstack.org.

Be in the know! Sign up to receive weekly event emails for ages 0 - 18 in June and July. Unsubscribe at any time.

Calendars

Game Cards

You can track online, pick up a game card at any location, or print one of these black-and-white game cards and get started.

Summer Adventure Game Prizes

Please pick up your prizes from any PPLD location no later than Wed., July 31.

Children (ages 0 - 3, 4 - 7, and 8 - 12)
12-year-olds can choose to play either the Children’s game or the Teen game.

  • 1st Prize: Summer Adventure book bag
  • 2nd Prize: Galaxy Squishy Dough (0 - 3) or Mars Comet Slime (4 - 7 and 8 - 12)
  • 3rd Prize: Book and an entry into the grand prize drawing
  • Grand Prize Drawing*: Six-month gift subscription to activity crates from kiwico.com (participants can continue reading after game completion to earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawing).

Teens (ages 12 - 18)
12-year-olds can choose to play either the Children’s game or the Teen game.

  • 1st Prize: Teen drawstring bag
  • 2nd Prize: Teen book or journal
  • 3rd Prize: Teen t-shirt and entry into the grand prize drawing
  • Grand Prize Drawing*: Chromebook™ (participants can continue reading after game completion to earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawing)

*Each age group will have multiple winners throughout the District.

How to Play the Game

Ages 0 - 12

1. Earn points by reading or doing activities! Earn one point per minute read or 30 points per activity completed. Participants may finish the entire game through reading, or a do a combination of reading and activities.
2. Participants must complete all three levels to finish the game. Visit any library to redeem points and pick up prizes. Please pick up prizes no later than July 31.
3. Once finished, participants are also automatically entered into the grand prize drawing!
4. There are four bonus levels. Participants must continue to read after finishing the game in order to complete the bonus levels. For each additional 180 minutes read, participants get their name into the grand prize drawing again. Finishing all four bonus levels means that a participant has a total of five entries in the drawing.
5. Participants may use either their game card or their online Beanstack account (or both!) to log their points, both for the game and the bonus levels. Library staff and volunteers can help with online logging, if needed.

Ages 12 - 18

1. Read books or complete activities to earn points.
2. Record time or books read and/or activities completed on the game card.
3. Add up your points under the rocket on the game card to track your progress and see when you have won a prize! You earn a prize after earning 500, 1,000, and 1,500 points.
4. You can log your progress at ppld.beanstack.org or come to the library and staff or volunteers will log for you.
5. When you win a prize, come in to any PPLD location to pick up your prize.
6. Finished the game? You are automatically entered into the grand prize drawing! Then keep reading. For each extra 180 points you earn, you get another entry to win the grand prize: a Chromebook™! You may earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawing.

Beanstack FAQs: ppld.beanstack.org/faq

Have more questions about Beanstack? Email beanstackhelp@ppld.org

Comments

You can either sign up at ppld.beanstack.org, or you can come into any ppld location and visit the volunteer tables. The program runs from June 1st - July 31st.

Hi. I am looking for a summer program for 10- and 11-year-olds. Do you have a flyer or brochure with dates, times, and costs?

Summer Adventure runs June 1 - July 31. We are still firming up details for our summer programs, which will be listed on ppld.org when they are confirmed. If you would like to sign up for a Summer Adventure email, released on May 1, this will list the major programs series schedules, and information on the summer reading/activity game. It's going to be a great summer!

http://bit.ly/SummerAdven2019

Link to sign up for the Summer Adventure email released on May 1! Includes major program series schedules, and information on the Summer Adventure Game.

I signed up for the email list, but it is after May 1st. How do I get the information?

If you signed up after May 1st, you will receive the weekly program emails during June and July. If you would like to send me your email at nmaday@ppld.org, I will resend the May 1 email to you.

What are this year’s Summer Adventure Game prizes?

Children’s game prizes (age categories 0 - 3, 4 - 7, and 8 - 12):

1st Prize: Summer Adventure book bag

2nd Prize: Galaxy Squishy Dough (0 - 3) or Mars Comet Slime (4 - 7 and 8 - 12)

3rd Prize: Book and an entry into the grand prize drawing

Grand Prize Drawing: Six-month gift subscription to activity crates from kiwico.com (participants can continue reading after game completion to earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawing).

Teen game prizes (ages 12** - 18):

1st Prize: Teen drawstring bag

2nd Prize: Teen book or journal

3rd Prize: Teen t-shirt and entry into the grand prize drawing

Grand Prize Drawing***: Chromebook™ (participants can continue reading after game completion to earn up to four additional entries into the grand prize drawing)

*Please pick up your prizes from any PPLD location no later than Wed., July 31.
**12-year-olds can choose to play either the Children’s game or the Teen game.
***Each age group will have multiple winners throughout the district.

To whom it may concern, I would like to sign up my granddaughter for the library program for kids.

Hi Kathy. Summer Adventure starts June 1. There will be a link on this page and you can sign your granddaughter up then. Thanks!

Hola! Puedes inscribir a tu niños en cualquiera de nuestras bibliotecas a partir del 1 de junio, y el curso dura hasta el 31 de julio. Y para mayor informacion, por favor consulta el archivo con el calendario de los programas que esta en la parte de arriba de esta pagina, (PPLD Kids/Summer Adventure calendar of programs/calendario de programas).

Hello! We have a variety of books for ages 12-18 available for prizes. Below are a handful of titles, but we can't guarantee availability at all of our locations.
Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz
And I Darken by Kiersten White
City of Orphans by Avi
Flame in the mist by Renée Ahdieh
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin
Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

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