Because learning doesn’t have to end when school does…
What is SummerQuest (SQ)?
SummerQuest is a program that provides opportunities for kids and teens to stay active during the break from school. York County Libraries host free, fun activities throughout the summer that include story times, hands-on science experiments, game nights, crafts, dance parties, and more!
Anyone can attend any number of individual activities at any library throughout the summer. Activities are coded by age group, and many are open to families of all ages. If space is limited, sign-up may be required. Use the links below to download or view our SummerQuest Program guide to discover events and activities at your local library.
Get Outdoors York (GO York!)
Get Outdoors York! (Go York!) has encouraged thousands of children and families to be physically active by hunting for wooden posts placed in parks and along trails across York County. When you pick up your SummerQuest registration packet from any York County Library, you will also receive your “GO York! Musical Score” filled with clues and rules to help you locate the hidden posts. Make the 2018 “GO and Make Music!” program part of your fun and active summer.
800 Minute Challenge
Kids and teens seeking a challenge can register for the SummerQuest and “GO York!” programs at any library or SummerQuest Kick-Off event (bring your library card). June 2 through August 19, time spent at a SummerQuest or “GO York!” activity counts toward the 800 minute goal. Beat the lines- early online registration begins May 20 at summerquest.yorklibraries.org.
Did Someone Say Prizes?!
Register and log your minutes to earn a badge for 100 minutes, a prize for 200 minutes, etc. Those who log 800 minutes celebrate at a York Revolution baseball game!
SummerQuest is Online!
You can register for the current year’s program and log your minutes using our online application, Beanstack. You can also discover new books or write reviews for books you’ve read. Just log in or create an account in Beanstack. Click here to get started!
Returning Beanstack Users: Your accounts remain active from year to year. Using your login credentials, you can update your account as necessary, as well as register for the current year’s SummerQuest program. During April/May, you should receive an email regarding this year’s SummerQuest program. Simply click the link in the email, and you will be directed to the updated SummerQuest program registration page.
Key SummerQuest 2018 Dates:
- May 20, 2018: Online Registration Begins
- June 2, 2018: SummerQuest Kick-Off at Nixon Park, Dover Twp. Community Center, and Guthrie Memorial Library
- June 2, 2018: In-person registration begins, ‘GO York!’ packets available
- July 14, 2018: QuestFest: Mid-Summer Event at Codorus State Park
- August 19, 2018: Last day to log SummerQuest minutes & get ‘GO York!’ post rubbings
- August 24, 2018: ‘GO York!’ entries due
- August 26, 2018: 800 Minute Celebration at York Revs game!
Minutes Tracking Sheets: For every 20 minutes you read, color in a new bubble to keep track of your milestones!
SummerQuest Program Guide: Find FREE super-fun SummerQuest events and activities located throughout the county!