Friday, April 28, 2023 Gabby Campbell

The Arlington Public Library is ready for a new season of Discover Summer. Everyone is invited to visit and enjoy fun activities all summer long. The Discover Summer program runs from June 1 through July 31 at all library locations. Free programs, classes, experiences, and more will be available for all ages.

Join our reading challenges on Beanstack for the chance to win prizes. There are prizes available for children, teens, and adults. Create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, and you’re instantly connected to the Arlington Public library’s reading program. Beanstack keeps track of every minute and every page. Download Beanstack on your mobile device, search for Arlington Public Library, and join our Discover Summer challenge. When you create your account, select your favorite branch, and start tracking your reading.

To Sign Up:

Once summer ends, you keep your account, and your reading history. There will be more reading challenges throughout the year—it’s always free. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register. Visit for more information.

This summer we also have a new community challenge to read two million minutes. When you create your account, select your branch, and start tracking your reading. 

Important Dates

Discover Summer Kickoff Celebration 

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Enjoy fun activities and bust a move with the DJ at the Library’s summer Kickoff Celebration. Then head over to the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library for more activities! This event is free and open to the public.

Discover Summer End Party 

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to noon

East Library and Recreation Center

Summer's over, but we're going out with a bang! Join us as we wrap up Discover Summer with a big celebration. Stop by to hang out, pick up prizes, and have a great time. This event is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss this season of summer fun with the Arlington Public Library. Visit our calendar to check out all the fun summer programming we have in store for you and your family or stop by any library location for more information.