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Summer Reading 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat

A colorful graphic for Alpha Park Public Library's "READ, RENEW, REPEAT Summer Reading 2024" event from June 3 to July 26, with nature motifs.

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in Alpha Park Public Library’s Summer Reading 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat!

Join us June 3 through July 26 for fantastic fun and prizes for kids, teens, and adults! This summer, we encourage the community to enjoy nature and explore the conservation movement to protect species from extinction, maintain and restore habitats, and protect our local ecosystems and biological diversity. Readers can register online beginning May 24th and track their progress at, with the Beanstack app, or with a reading log from the library.  And don’t miss our amazing Kick Off Party on Thursday, June 4, 3-7 p.m.!

Engaging programs are planned throughout the summer focusing on a variety of conservation-themed activities, including composting, beekeeping basics, community cleanups, and more. We also have an exciting line-up of presenters to share music, science, and wildlife – plus family favorites like story times, crafts, and movie nights. View our online calendar and register for programs at Readers who complete the program will recieve prizes and free passes to Wildlife Prairie Park – and be entered in the drawing for more awesome prizes!

Start Reading!

• Borrow books, audiobooks, and magazines from Alpha Park Library or download/stream eBooks and audiobooks from our digital collections.

• Whether it’s reading a graphic novel, listening to an audiobook, or reading an article, it counts! All reading must occur within the program dates.

Earn Badges

• Record your minutes in Beanstack.

• Earn 1 badge for every 30 minutes (Ages 0-5), 60 minutes (Ages 6-12), 120 minutes (Ages 13-18), or 150 minutes (Adults).

• Earn 10 badges to complete the program. Kids can pick up badges at the Youth Services desk.

• Earn one badge for completing an activity or attending any three Alpha Park Public Library programs. Earn an extra entry into the prize drawing for every activity badge you complete.

Win Prizes

• Participants will receive prizes for reaching the halfway point by earning 5 badges and for completing the program by earning 10 badges.

• Participants who complete the program will also be entered into a prize drawing!

Our 2024 Summer Reading programs and prizes are made possible thanks to our amazing Friends of APL and community donations!