Summer Quest

summer quest

Join Berks County Public Libraries this summer for “Summer Quest,” a summer learning initiative that will have your kids reading, exploring, learning, and earning prizes along the way. With free summer learning activities, special performances, digital resources, and grab-and-go learning options, the library is here to serve your kids and teens all summer long!

 

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Log Your Reading and Learning Activities Online!

In addition to our traditional paper Summer Quest Learning and Reading Logs, families will also have the option of keeping track of their summer activities online using READsquared. Just click on your library's sign-in page below, log-in, and start tracking your progress through summer. The site will let you know when you've completed tasks, met milestones, and earned prizes!

Programs & Activities

Summer Quest at your library also hosts tons of free learning programs and special activities. Check out our events calendar or “like” your library’s social media pages to see what programs are offered near you! 

Get the full schedule of summer library events, plus updates and more by clicking on your library's Facebook page below:

Preventing the "Summer Slide"

The words “summer slide” may sound like a fun new playground ride, but it’s actually what teachers call the setbacks kids face when they are out of school over summer months. They’re not in class anymore, not engaged anymore, and kids start to forget what they’ve learned during the school year. Kids will generally lose 2 months of learning over the summer!

However, with the help of libraries and Summer Quest, kids who read, are read to, or participate in learning activities will not only retain what they’ve learned, but improve on it. Summer Quest will give your kids a head start when school resumes in the fall!