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SPARK Summer Learning

Earn Prizes by Reading this Summer!
June 1st - July 31st, 2024

Summer SPARK at the library celebrates science, play, arts, reading and knowledge–all the wonderful ways that we learn and discover together!

Visit Any Branch or Sign Up Online

Visit any library branch in person or sign up online. Summer Reading is for all ages! 

Win Prizes!

Read and complete activities to win prizes. Track your progress in the Beanstack app or visit any ACPL branch to grab an activity sheet.

Get the App

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Get the Paper Reading Tracker

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English

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Spanish

ACPL SUMMER PARTNERSHIPS

Free Lunch & Snack at the Library
and Blessings in a Back Pack

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Get the SPARK T-Shirt

Hey book lovers! Show off your SPARK Summer Reading Program love with a SPARK T-shirt, available now in the ACPL Store.

 

Every purchase contributes to funding educational programs, community events, and resources that enrich the lives of our patrons.

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Reynolds, Peter H. (Peter Hamilton), 1961-

Going places

Atkinson, Cale

Explorers of the wild

Savage, Chloe

The search for the giant Arctic jellyfish

Allegra, Mike

Pirate & penguin

Hibbs, Gillian

Covered in adventures

SPARK Adventure for Kids

Lee, Mackenzi

Loki : where mischief lies

Wyatt, Jacob

The well

Haught, Fern

The baker and the bard

Myers, B. R

Rogue Princess

Riordan, Rick

The sun and the star

SPARK Adventure for Teens

FitzGerald, Holly Conklin

Ruthless river : love and survival by raft on the Amazon's relentless Madre de Dios

Grann, David

The Wager : a tale of shipwreck, mutiny and murder

Bryson, Bill

A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Lawrence, Mark, 1966-

The book that wouldn't burn

SPARK Adventure for Adults

Free Lunch
& Snack at the Library

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June 3 to July 26

Available Monday – Friday at these locations:

  • Main Library

    • Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm​

    • Snack: 2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • Georgetown

    • Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm​

    • Snack: 2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • Hessen Cassel

    • Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm​

    • Snack: 2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • Little Turtle

    • Lunch: 12 pm - 1 pm​

    • Snack: 2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • Pontiac

    • Lunch: 12 pm - 1 pm​

    • Snack: 2:30 - 2:45 pm

  • Shawnee

    • Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm​

    • Snack: 2:45 - 3 pm

  • Tecumseh

    • Lunch: 12 pm - 1 pm​

    • Snack: 3 - 3:15 pm

  • Waynedale

    • Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm​

    • Snack: 3 - 3:15 pm

No meals served June 19 or July 4. Groups, please call the library so additional food may be ordered. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Free lunch is provided by FWCS through partnership with the USDA.

Blessings in a Backpack
at the Library

  • Main Library

  • Georgetown

  • Hessen Cassel

  • Little Turtle

  • Pontiac

  • Shawnee

  • Tecumseh

  • Waynedale

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Available on Fridays

at these locations:

June 7 to July 26

All food is non-perishable and ready to eat. Food provided by Blessings in a Backpack is free for youth ages 18 and under.

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that provides bags of ready-to-eat food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Since 2009, Blessings in a Backpack has provided 30 million hunger-free weekends for more than 1 million children nationwide.

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SPARK Summer Learning Funding

Funded by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation. © CSLP 2024. Artwork by Rob Donnelly & Juana Martinez-Neal

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