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SummerQuest: Read, Explore, and Earn Awesome Prizes!

  • Register for SummerQuest in Beanstack starting May 14!
  • Pick up your All Together Now packet starting June 1.
  • Enjoy our Kickoff Events in early June. See our events calendar for details!

We’re ‘All Together Now’ in 2023

SummerQuest is York County Libraries’ version of a summer reading program—but it’s so much more! We offer kids and teens tons of ways to stay active in mind and body all summer long. We host free, fun activities that keep everyone learning, reading, and physically active from June to August. Each year, the theme and special events change.

Get All Together Now this summer with the York County Libraries SummerQuest Challenge. Did you know that the single best way to prepare for the upcoming school year is by reading over the summer? Children lose as much as 30% of the knowledge gained during the school year over summer break (2017, Brookings). Stay engaged in learning, enjoy the summer, and stop summer learning loss with SummerQuest. Stay connected by attending programs at all 13 York County Libraries locations.

Featured Events

SummerQuest Information and Featured Countywide Events

Kids & Teens: Take the SummerQuest 800 Minute Challenge!

Log 800 minutes by reading, attending programs, completing activities and doing GO York! hikes. Use the Beanstack app or website to log all your minutes and earn prizes for every 200 minutes logged.

Join the Challenge & Track Your Minutes

Beanstack is a super-useful, super-easy app to record all your activities, events, and reading this summer. To win any of our big prizes, be sure to log your reading minutes!

You can download a printable tracking sheet here, or log your minutes in our digital tracking service, Beanstack.

Minutes can be counted for any of the following activities:

  • Reading OR listening to a book, eBook, audio, or eAudio book
  • Attending library programs and events*
  • Taking on one of the GO York! hikes*

*Attending library events or doing GO York! hikes gets you a bonus 20 minutes toward your goals! Don’t forget to log them after completing the activity.

Get the App!

Mobile App available for Apple and Android!

Returning Beanstack Users: Your accounts remain active from year to year. Using your login information, you can update your account and register for the current year’s SummerQuest program.

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Need help using Beanstack? View our Beanstack Tips and Tricks page for helpful tutorials and guides. Contact your library if you have questions here.

York County Libraries SummerQuest Prizes

Pick up your prizes starting June 12 as you hit these milestones in Beanstack. Kids ages 3 – 11 get brag tags at registration and 200, 400, 600 & 800 minutes! Teens ages 12-18, there are some special prizes for you… especially if you hit 800 minutes of reading!

All minutes, hikes, events, and activities must be logged by August 20, 2023.


  • YCL All Together Now packet
  • GO York Booklet & Rubbing Sheet
  • Brag Tag (kids 3-11) OR
  • YCL Teens water bottle sticker (Teens 12-18)

200 Minutes

  • Brag Tag (kids 3-11)
  • FREE pass to Roll ‘R’ Way
  • FREE dessert at any York County Chick-Fil-A
  • Exclusive invitation to York Astronomical Society events on August 5
  • Raffle ticket to win a FREE telescope*
    *Telescope prizes are for one in-person attendee at special York Astronomical Society events. See Events Calendar for full details!

400 Minutes

  • Brag Tag (kids 3-11)
  • FREE admission ticket (ages 0-18) to the York State Fair
  • BOGO coupon for York Baked Potatoes Stand at the York State Fair
  • FREE admission ticket (ages 0-18) to the Oakes Museum of Natural History
  • FREE dessert coupon (kids’ size, ages 0-11) OR BOGO coupon (for teens 12-18) at Isaac’s Deli
  • Entry into a drawing* for a Family 4-Pack Pass to Northern Central Railway of York
    * Drawing will take place on August 14, 2023

600 Minutes

  • Brag Tag (kids 3-11)
  • FREE admission ticket (ages 0-18) to Maize Quest Fun Park
  • Entry into a drawing* for a Family 4-Pack for the York County History Center
  • Entry into a drawing* to win one of two 4-packs of admission tickets to ZooAmerica
    *Drawing will take place on August 14, 2023

800 Minutes

  • Brag Tag (kids 3-11)
  • FREE ticket to the York Revolution game on August 27 & drawing* to throw the first pitch
  • FREE Safari Tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
  • Each library will select one (1) participant to win* a PickTwo Pak + $10 Game Card for Hickory Falls
  • Each library will select one (1) Teen aged 12-18 to win* a $30 gift card
  • One (1) Teen aged 12-18 will win* an Escape Room Live! Event package from Escape Rooms Live in York. The winner may bring 7 friends to try to escape a room within one hour, followed by a one-hour party experience!
    * Drawings will take place on August 14, 2023

Last date to pick up any prize packets is August 26, 2023. All prizes are provided while supplies last.  Winners of drawings will be notified via contact information as recorded in the winner’s library card record. Update your contact info here in case you win! 

Get Outdoors (GO) York!

Pick up your GO York! booklet and rubbing sheets after registering for SummerQuest. Ranging from easy to difficult, there are 30 total hikes in parks throughout York County. Explore and find each of the hidden posts and log the code in the “Friendship Book” Beanstack challenge for GO York! prizes. Join the GO York! Facebook group for updates and info. Get Outdoors York! is facilitated by our partner, Wellspan Health.


Calling all Scouts! Earn a special patch for participating in SummerQuest:

  • Complete the 800 Minute Reading Challenge
  • Attend 6+ SummerQuest events at any of our libraries
  • Complete 10+ GO York! hikes

Log your progress on Beanstack. When you finish, pick up your patch at any YCL location.

Thank you to our partners!

Annually, many local businesses donate prizes and offer financial support to York County Libraries’ SummerQuest. They help us encourage kids to keep reading and to stay active over the summer months.

Thank yous are due to our partners: The York Water Company, The GIANT Company, and WellSpan Health.

Their generous support allows us to offer SummerQuest programs free of cost to participants.