A summer of adventure…and the library?
That’s right! The Denver Public Library has kicked off its annual Summer of Adventure program for youth. 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 activities in an Adventure Guide to finish the program. Upon completion, participants receive a prize after July 1. Participants will also be entered to win gift cards to local businesses or family passes to local cultural institutions.
Also, if you’re looking for other summer fun, don’t miss Denver’s best outdoor concerts, as well as The Ultimate Denver Summer Activity Guide (250+ ideas).
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Summer of Adventure in Denver
This year, Summer of Adventure features four free family movie nights under the stars at several Denver parks.
Movies in the Park
Fun at 7 p.m., Showtime at dusk
First come, first served
Thursday, June 30
Encanto [Spanish subtitles]
4700 Logan St. (near Washington St. and East 47th Ave.)
Thursday, July 14
Encanto (Spanish) [English subtitles]
2120 S. Tennyson Way (next to recreation center near W. Evans Ave.)
Thursday, July 28
Raya and the Last Dragon [Spanish subtitles]
Montbello Rec Center
15555 E. 53rd Ave. (Amphitheater)
This year’s program runs from June 3 to August 13. Participants can register and pick up their adventure guide at any branch location or register at summerofadventure.org
. Registration prizes along with the Adventure Guide are also available for pick up at all branch locations.
Denver Public Library’s annual Summer of Adventure is a great way to prevent what’s known as the “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. “We look forward to bringing the fun and adventure back in person to our library branches. We are excited to reconnect with our community.”