Our Summer Challenge encourages people of all ages to keep reading and learning all summer long with free activities, programs, and fun! 

Summer Challenge 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

How does it work?

  • Challenge yourself to earn 10 badges in the Oceans of Possibility program by reading, writing, and completing fun activities. Submit badges through the Beanstack app, at vermont.beanstack.org, or by completing the activity badge sheet.
  • Visit the Main Library for outdoor and indoor events.
  • Explore reading material at the Main Library, the New North End Branch or online!
  • Enjoy programs inside the library and on the library lawn.
  • Meet with with library staff for activities and t-shirts (while they last) at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington schools, Burlington parks and meal sites and community centers!
  • Have fun!

View summer programs & events on our calendar


Battery Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 Friday: 1:30-2:30  
Callahan Park Monday: 2:00-3:00 Friday: 11:30-12:30  
Champlain St. Park Friday: 1:30-2:30    
City Hall Park Tuesday: 6:30-7:45 Wednesday: 12:30-2:00 Friday:  4:00-6:00
CP Smith** (SOAR) Mon-Fri: 3:00-5:00    
Dewey Park Tuesday: 3:00-4:30    
Ethan Allen Friday: 1:30-2:30    
Franklin Square Monday: 11:00-1:00 Wednesday: 5:00-7:00 Friday:  4:00-5:30
Hunt Middle School** Monday: 3:00-5:00 Thursday: 3:00-5:00  
Kieslich Park (311 North Ave) Wednesday: 3:30-5:00    
Lakeside Tuesday: 6:00-7:30 Wednesday: 1:45-3:00  
Leddy Park Tuesday: 12:00-2:00    
Oakledge Wednesday: 2:30-4:00 Friday: 11:30-12:30  
Riverside Monday: 11:00-1:00    
Roosevelt Park Tuesday: 4:00-6:00 Thursday: 4:00-6:00  
Schifillitti/Miller Center (Champ Camp) Tuesday : 10:45-12:45 Wednesday: 10:45-12:45 Thursday: 10:45-12:45
Schmanska Park Monday: 3:30-5:00 Friday: 11:30-12:30  
Skate Park Tuesday: 1:00-2:30    
South Meadow Monday: 11:00-1:00 Thursday: 11:00-1:00  
Starr Farm Wednesday: 1:00-2:30 Thursday: 11:00-12:30  
Sustainability Academy  Tuesday 1:30-3:30 Thursday: 1:30-3:30  

Explore our "Oceans of Possibilities" Virtual Reading Room:

Required summer reading for Burlington middle school students: 

Edmunds incoming 6th graders:

Incoming 6th grade will all read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, which will be delivered to their homes by their new teachers this summer.

Edmunds rising 7th & 8th graders:

Rising 7/8th grade students are asked to read any book, but the EMS team strongly recommends Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka or anything by Jason Reynolds, two authors who will be visiting this fall!

Hunt rising 6th graders:

Read your "Welcome to Hunt" book (from the Golden Dome 2022-23 list).

Hunt rising 7th & 8th graders:

Read two books: one book from 2022-23 Golden Dome List and one book of your choice.



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Still have questions?

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The Library will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.