Denver Public Library has kicked off its annual Summer of Adventure program for youth. This year, while practicing social distancing, the free program is going virtual. Summer of Adventure helps to improve children’s literacy and learning skills through activities, entertainment, and incentives all summer long.
All youth from birth to 12th grade can participate in the program. Participants can read, make or explore and complete 15 activities to finish the program. Upon completion, participants receive a free book after July 31. Participants will also be entered to win gift cards to local businesses or family passes to local cultural institutions.
Youth can participate in virtual programming like the Maker Challenge (https://denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge), Virtual Role Playing Games for Teens, Virtual Storytimes on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/denverlibrary) and more. New virtual programming for Summer of Adventure participants will be rolled out throughout the summer.
This year’s program runs through August 8. Since Denver Public Library locations are closed, participants can register at denverlibraryadventures.org today or call the library at 720-865-1111. The Summer of Adventure brochure and Adventure Guide is available to print from home or can be mailed.
Denver Public Library’s annual Summer of Adventure is a great way to prevent what’s known as “summer slide”. It is estimated that youth lose between one and three months in academic skills, when not engaged in summer learning opportunities. Summer of Adventure helps make summer vacations impactful for youth by keeping them engaged in activities that are of interest to them.
“We’re thrilled to kick off our annual Summer of Adventure program,” said Yanira Duarte program coordinator for Summer of Adventure. “Our team worked to reimagine the program so youth can read, make and explore with us virtually. Even though our locations are closed, there are still so many ways our customers can engage with us and connect with us.”
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