Placeholder Text

Summer Library Adventures 2024

Summer Library Adventures 2024

Summer Library Adventures 2024: Reading, Recreation, and Reward
June 22nd - August 17th

This summer, adventure awaits at the library! We have reading challenges and programs for kids, teens, and adults so the whole family can participate! 

Prevent summer learning loss by participating in our summer reading program!

Tracking your reading is easy with Beanstack, our online summer reading platform. As you log your reading, you'll earn a digital raffle ticket (and a small prize at the library) for every 60 minutes until you complete the program. Use those raffle tickets to "bid" on the exciting prizes donated by local businesses and the Friends of the Stafford Library. 

If you signed up for Beanstack last summer, you don't need to sign-up again. Just log in and update your information (if you can't remember your login information, please contact the library). 

With Beanstack, you can create a family account with only one login or register as an individual. Use Beanstack online or download the app to sign up, join challenges, and log reading even faster. Beanstack automatically offers you all active challenges for which you are eligible. This summer, we'll have reading challenges for kids, teens, and adults, along with a Smokey the Bear challenge for all ages. For more information on using Beanstack, visit our Beanstack Reading Challenges page. 

Summer 2024 (920 x 351 px)

Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer Library Adventures 2024!! We're kicking things off with a fun field day event on Saturday, June 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with many activities, including a bounce house, face painting, games, refreshments, and more! 

We have a great lineup of summer programming, including:

The Poop Museum - Sat. 6/28 @ 1 pm
Learn lots of fun, fabulous - and gross - facts about poop.

Drumming About You with Bob Bloom - Tues. 7/9 @ 2 pm
Play along with Bob as he launches cool beats to legendary songs.

Princess Visit - Tues. 7/16 @ 12 pm
Rapunzel and Mirabel will perform songs, tell stories, and pose for photos.

Hooping with Miss Jenn - Thurs. 7/18 @ 1 pm
Children ages 4-10 are invited to an introductory hula hooping lesson.

Riverside Reptiles - Sat. 7/27 @ 1 pm
Live reptiles and amphibians!

Castle Nitor- Sword Basics - Tues. 7/30 @ 6 pm
Teens (ages 13 and 18) are invited to a lesson on the German Long Sword. Note that this is a two-hour outdoor program. The rain date is August 1 at 6 p.m. 

Hooping with Miss Jenn - Tues. 8/6 @ 6 pm
Children ages 4-10 are invited to an introductory hula hooping lesson.

Ice Cream Social - Sat. 8/17 @ 12 pm
Celebrate the end of Summer Library Adventures with delicious ice cream!

Monday Matinees - Mondays @ 10:30 am, June 24th - August 12th
Join us each Monday during Summer Library Adventures 2024 for an adventure movie. Popcorn and water will be provided. 

Monday, June 24 - Neverending Story (1984, PG, 1h43m)
Monday, July 1 - Call of the Wild (2020, PG, 90m)
Monday, July 8 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017, PG13, 1h59m)
Monday, July 15 - Goonies (1985, PG 1h54m)
Monday, July 22 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, PG, 2h)
Monday, July 29 - Jungle Cruise (2021, PG13, 2h7m)
Monday, August 5 - National Treasure (2005, PG, 2h11m)
Monday, August 12 - Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, PG13, 2h23m)

Pop Art - Tuesdays @ 4 pm, June 25th - August 13th

Each Tuesday throughout Summer Library Adventures 2024, children are invited to decorate the library’s sidewalks with sidewalk chalk while enjoying refreshing ice pops. No registration necessary.

Be sure to visit our events calendar for more details and to register for programs. 


You will earn a small prize and a digital raffle ticket for every hour (60 minutes) of reading logged in Beanstack until you complete the program. Use those raffle tickets to "bid" on the exciting prizes donated by local businesses and attractions, and by the Friends of the Stafford Library. Raffle prize winners will be drawn the week of August 19th.

Summer Library Adventures is sponsored in part by The Friends of the Stafford Library. Thank you to the Friends and the following individuals and businesses who generously donated prizes.

the Adventure Park at Storrs

Big Y


Five Guys

Great Wolf Lodge

Jenn Roux

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Lutz Children's Museum

Lutz Children's Museum

the Mark Twain House

Mount Southington

Rays Stafford Sales and Service

Six Flags

Stafford Cidery

Stafford Speedway

Stillwater Grill

Wheeler's Auto Parts

Willington Pizza