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SummerQuest is a reading incentive program offered annually at each of our branches.

Competed our Summer Reading challenge?

Kids and Teens, ages 0-18, drop by any Alexandria Library to choose your free book prize!

Information on Nationals Tickets prizes will be forthcoming

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SummerQuest, Jr.

Birth through rising Kindergarten  

SummerQuest, Jr. allows children to earn a points towards a free book!  Points are earned by logging books they read or books that are read to them.  Children can also earn points by doing early literacy activities.

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Rising 1st-5th Grades

SummerQuest participants will log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Use those points and points earned doing other activities to collect a free book!

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SummerQuest Teens

Rising 6th-12th Grades

SummerQuest teens will also log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Participating in other activities will earn more points.  Use these points to collect a free book!

GSK Science in the Summer invites kids in the Washington, DC metro area to "Be a Chemist."

Discover the importance of chemistry to medicine, manufacturing, art, and environmental conservation. Explore chemical reactions, produce new products from the reactions, observe how substances change, and use those changes to solve real-world problems.

Thirty kits, for fall grades 2-6, are available for pick up through curbside service at Beatley Central Library.  Reserve your kit here. Limit of 1 kit per family.

SummerQuest Events
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Thank you Washington Nationals for providing prizes for SummerQuest.