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

Summer Challenge 2023: All Together Now

How does it work?

  • Challenge yourself to win "All Together Now" BINGO by reading, writing, and completing fun activities. Submit badges through the Beanstack app, at vermont.beanstack.org, or by completing the paper BINGO 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


Week of August 8

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Week of July 31

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Week of July 24

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Week of July 17

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Required summer reading for Burlington middle/high school students: 

Edmunds incoming 6th graders:

Incoming 6th graders will read a 2023-24 Golden Dome nominated book of their choosing, which will be delivered by their teachers over the summer.

Edmunds rising 7th & 8th graders:

Rising 7/8th grade students are asked to read any book. Looking for book suggestions? 2023-24 Golden Dome nominees are a great place to start.

Hunt incoming 6th graders:

Hunt rising 7th & 8th graders:

HMS Summer Reading 2023

Burlington High School: 

No official requirements, but students are highly encouraged to continue reading. Some AP classes have required reading and students should check with their teachers about their specific requirements. Looking for book suggestions? 2023-24 Green Mountain Book Award nominees are a great place to start.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs or email us: FFLkids@burlingtonvt.gov.

The Library will be closed for Library Services on Tuesday, March 5 for Town Meeting Day.

The building will be open as a polling location.