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Register for SummerQuest!

SummerQuest: Read, Explore, and Earn Awesome Prizes!

  • Register for SummerQuest in Beanstack starting Sunday, May 19!
  • Pick up your SummerQuest Registration packet starting June 1.
  • Enjoy our Kickoff Events in early June. See our events calendar for details!

(Think SummerQuest is just for kids? We’ve got a challenge for adults 19+ too!)

“Adventure Begins at Your Library” in 2024

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.

Adventure Begins at Your Library this summer during the York County Libraries SummerQuest Challenge. Did you know that the single best way to stay ready 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 12* York County Libraries locations.

*Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock is closed for building repairs this summer. Hufnagel Library members, come join the SummerQuest fun at any of our other 12 YCL locations!  

Read or Download the 2024 Digital Magazine

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, 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 10 as you hit these milestones in Beanstack. Kids (through age 11) get brag tags at registration & 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 in Beanstack by August 18, 2024. Earlier dates may apply for some prizes.

Registration Prizes
Available June 1, 2024

  • YCL Adventure Begins at Your Library packet
  • GO York! Booklet (1 per family) & GO York! Rubbing Sheet (1 per reader)
  • Brag Tag (kids) OR
  • Teen prize: YCL Teens water bottle sticker (Teens aged 12–18)

200 Minutes

  • FREE pass to Roll ‘R’ Way
  • FREE dessert at any York County Chick-Fil-A
  • Exclusive invitation to the York Learning Center’s Planetarium shows on August 10 (Registration required)
  • Drawing entry* (ages 6-11) for FREE admission to York Ice Arena’s special event on June 15
    • Limited availability; must submit your drawing entry in Beanstack by June 9, 2024
    • Winners will be contacted the week of June 10
  • Drawing entry for a free T-shirt and water bottle sticker at the Susquehanna Folk Festival**; winner picks up prizes at the festival. 
    • One (1) winner per each library

*Participant must submit their own drawing entry for this prize through Beanstack OR ask library staff for assistance.
**Must log 200 minutes by July 31, 2024. Drawings for the Susquehanna Folk Festival items will take place August 1, 2024. 

400 Minutes

  • 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
  • Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli coupon
  • Entry into a drawing* for a Family 4-Pack Pass to Northern Central Railway of York
    • One (1) winner countywide

* Drawing will take place on August 19, 2024

600 Minutes

  • FREE admission ticket (ages 0-18) to Maize Quest Fun Park
  • Entry into a drawing* for a 4-pack of admission tickets to ZooAmerica
    • Two (2) winners countywide
  • Teen prize: FREE Teen admission ticket (ages 12-18) to the York Ice Arena
  • Teen prize: Entry to win** a role-playing game set and FREE weekend pass to York’s premier tabletop game convention “Save Against Fear” at the York Expo Center this November (held Nov. 8-10; sponsored by The Bodhana Group)
    • One (1) Teen winner per library
  • Teen prize: Entry to win** a three-hour gaming voucher to ReadyUp Gaming Lounge for the winner and a friend
    • Two (2) Teen winners per library

*Drawing will take place on August 19, 2024
**Participant must submit their own drawing entry for this prize through Beanstack OR ask library staff for assistance by August 16, 2024. Drawings will take place August 19th, 2024.

800 Minutes

  • Brag Tag (kids)
  • FREE ticket to the York Revolution game on August 18 & drawing* to throw the first pitch
  • FREE Safari Tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
  • Entry to win** a PickTwo Pak + $10 Game Card for Hickory Falls family entertainment center
    • One (1) winner per library
  • Teen prize: Entry to win*** a music lesson at School of Rock
    • One (1) Teen winner per library
  • Teen prize: Entry to win*** an Escape Room event package from Escape Games Live in York. The winners may bring 7 friends to try to escape a room within one hour, followed by a one-hour party experience!
    • Two (2) Teen winners countywide 

* Drawing for Revs Game First Pitch will take place on August 5, 2024
**Drawing for Hickory Falls will take place August 19th, 2024.
***Participant must submit their own drawing entry for this prize through Beanstack OR ask library staff for assistance by August 16, 2024. Drawings will take place August 19th, 2024.

Last date to pick up any prize packets is August 24, 2024. 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!

GO York! booklet and rubbing sheets are available for pickup starting June 1, 2024. 

During GO York, 30 wooden posts are hidden in York County parks. Using your GO York guide book, follow the steps to locate the posts and unveil the “rubbing” of the sketch and secret code. Log your secret code into Beanstack to gain entries into the GO York grand prize drawings! 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 community connections!

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.

All prizes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget to log your minutes and pick up your prize packets regularly!