How It Works


The Denver Public Library’s Summer of Adventure program encourages youth from birth to 12th grade to grow, learn and have fun.

During the summer months, while not in school, students who lack access to learning opportunities lose anywhere between 1-3 months of reading and math skills. This phenomenon is called summer learning loss or summer slide.

The Summer of Adventure program provides youth with opportunities for informal learning and activities to help youth retain academic and social skills throughout the summer months. And best of all, it’s FREE!


Summer of Adventure runs from May 25 - August 21. Here are the important dates:

  • May 1: The Journey and the Maker Challenge begin
  • May 25: First day to register
  • June 25: First day to pick up Completion Prize
  • August 13: Last day to register
  • August 21: Last day for the Maker Challenge
  • August 21: Last day for prizes

Note: Elements of the program and pick up dates are subject to change.

How to Register

Beginning May 25, register online or at your local library. The Summer of Adventure brochure and Adventure Guide will be available to print from home or can be picked up along with a registration prize.

Suggested Activities

Complete 15 activities. Use the suggested activities or choose your own. Get started below.



Registration Prize:

  • A choice from a variety of options including a Foldscope

Completion Prize:

  • Book

Prizes are available while supplies last.

Share Your Adventure

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