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Who can participate?

Everyone! SPARK is designed to serve all ages, with activities, challenges, and prizes tailored to fit every age. Participate as a classroom, a family, or an individual!

What are the benefits?

Free books! Participants have the opportunity to earn amazing prizes and brand new books for completing our SPARK programs. Most importantly, our SPARK programs are designed to combat learning loss during the summer months, and participant feedback shows the program's valuable impact in our communities.

Because of the summer learning program:

  • 96% of caregivers reported that their child maintained or increased reading skills
  • 89% reported that their child is a more confident reader
  • 88% reported that their child reads more often

What are the prizes?

Earn prizes as you track the time that you spend reading, listening to books, or completing activities. You can track reading time with a paper bookmark available at any library location or print from here, online or with the Beanstack app. With Beanstack, you earn extra points for writing book reviews, attending programs, or playing along with the activities. All your points go towards prize rewards! Children and teens earn free books! 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. Once that goal is achieved, a donation will be made in the name of ACPL readers to Humane Fort Wayne to feed pets in need for an entire month.

Other opportunities at the library this summer include:

  • Free lunch at many library locations
  • Virtual programs (including animal sanctuary visits, national entertainers, and magic shows!)
  • To-Go Program kits with STEAM-based learning supplies for home
  • Puzzles, games, escape rooms and more at each library location

Visit our Events Calendar to see everything that is happening at your library this summer.