SPARK reading challenges engage readers to read every day.  With a focus on science, play, arts, reading and knowledge, our SPARK program is designed to serve all ages with activities, challenges and prizes tailored to fit any age.  Throughout the year, the Allen County Public Library hosts SPARK reading challenges where participants can earn free books and prizes!

Get a jump on Summer!

May 1-31
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are trying to get warmer, this could mean only one thing: summer is almost here! Can't wait until June to start earning reading prizes?  Let the adventure to summer begin in May with our JumpSPARK program.

Follow the treasure map to each island where a seaworthy adventure awaits you – track your progress on our SPARK map, with the Beanstack app or visit any library to play along in person. Did you find the treasure at the end? Visit the library to claim your prize book!

Summer SPARK: Oceans of Possibilities

June 1- July 31
A long-standing community favorite, the Allen County Public Library's SPARK summer program fosters lifelong learning and discovery in generations of young readers. With a focus on science, play, arts, reading and knowledge, our SPARK program is designed to serve all ages with activities, challenges and prizes tailored to fit any age.

REGISTER

Download the Beanstack app or register online.

SPARK

Read books, complete to-go programs, and attend virtual events all summer long!

REWARDS

Complete all three reading levels to earn free books and enter to win big prizes.

Registration available here!

In addition to our SPARK Summer Learning Program, opportunities include:

How do I track my reading time?
Earn prizes as you track the time you spend reading, listening to books or completing activities. You can track reading time with:

  • A paper bookmark available at any ACPL location
  • Online
  • Beanstack app
  • Print your bookmark (English and Spanish)

With Beanstack, you earn extra points for writing book reviews, attending programs or playing along with the activities – did we mention all your points go towards prize rewards? Children and teens earn free books and teens and adults can enter to win exciting prize drawings!

In addition to individual prizes, readers work cooperatively towards a 10-million-minute community reading goal benefitting a local community organization.

What are the Benefits?

Free books! Participants have the opportunity to earn amazing prizes and brand-new books for completing our SPARK programs. These programs are designed to combat learning loss during the summer months and continue to make a valuable impact within our communities.

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