About Summer Spark

June 1 - August 31, 2018. For ages 0-18.

Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! 

Summer Spark for Kids

Kids can earn book prizes and be entered into drawings for prizes by reading (alone or with someone else) and/or completing fun activities. Visit your library to find out more and pick up reading and activity logs (or print your own). 

Teen Summer Spark: Your Summer. Your Choice.

Read and rate books (download our reading list or pick one up at your local library) of your choice and enter to win great prizes, including a Nintendo Switch and three games (just for teens!). 

Download activity logs, calendars, and book lists >


NEW in 2018: Spark Camps

All camps are drop-in. Come once or attend them all, appropriate for all levels.

Theater: An actor from SteppingStone Theatre will engage kids in hands-on theater techniques.

  • Rondo: Mondays, Jun 11-July 19, 2-4 p.m.

Nature: A Dodge Nature Center naturalist will engage kids in exploration and learning about nature, and create nature art.

  • Sun Ray: Tuesdays, July 10-Aug 7, 1-3 p.m.

Bubbles: Learn the science of bubbles! Explore and experiment with the various possibilities about bubbles and how they work.  Prepare yourself for some good...clean...fun!

  • Rice Street: Tuesdays, July 10-Aug 7, 2-4 p.m.
  • Arlington Hills: Thursdays, July 12-Aug 9, 3-5 p.m.

Art: ArtStart will engage kids in hands-on art and creation projects and activities with a reuse and recycle theme.