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Track your super summer challenge activities

The universe is full of stories! With The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge, you can read a story, live a story, make a story, and tell your story. On this page, you’ll find all sorts of activities to complete, and you can win some stellar prizes along the way. See below to see all the out-of-this world events the Library has planned this summer.

How to play

The challenge has three levels, and each has its own constellation card. When you complete an activity, fill in one star on the constellation. Once the constellation is full, turn it in at any City Library and collect a prize. If you complete all three constellation cards, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize basket. Be sure to submit your constellation cards by August 10!

You can also sign up and track your progress via Beanstack, or by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app:



Don’t know what to read this summer? Check out these books recommended by Librarians.

Space: Fact and Fiction


Every time you do one of the activities below, fill in a shape in your tracker. You can do activities more than once, but you must read at least 6 times. When all the shapes are filled in, tear out the corner and bring it to the Library for a prize!


• Read for 20 minutes. (You must read at least 6 times)
• Participate in the Stellar Book Reviews Project.
• Go on a hike with friends or family.
• Explore the universe with virtual reality by attending a Universe Sandbox event.
• Paint an image of the night sky.
• Attend a Yoga or Zumba class.
• Complete the kid scavenger hunt. Ask a Librarian for details.
• Visit a park you’ve never been to.
• Read outside.
• Attend a Library event.
• Use a water bottle to make an “I Spy” bottle.
• Teach a grown-up or sibling a new playground game.


• Read for 20 minutes. (You must read at least 6 times)
• Attend a free outdoor concert.
• Visit The Plot at the Main Library and learn about the plants there.
• Go stargazing and look for constellations.
• Explore a museum you’ve never been to before.
• Attend a Library event.
• Make a project in one of the Library’s Creative Labs or the Tinker Lab.
• Put on a play or a puppet show.
• Learn five new words in a language you don’t know.
• Go on a bug hunt outside and see how many bugs you can find.
• Look at a star map and make constellations from a favorite memory.


• Read for 20 minutes. (You must read at least 6 times)
• Visit the Clark Planetarium and explore the exhibits. It’s free!
• Check out a cookbook and cook a meal for friends or family.
• Make a DIY gift for a friend.
• Record yourself telling a story about your life and share it with a friend or family member.
• Make an alphabet book, with a picture for every letter.
• Draw your idea of what alien life looks like.
• Make a secret handshake with a friend. Librarian friends, too!
• Go on a campout (in your yard or living room works, too!).
• Sing and dance along to your favorite music or YouTube artist.
• Attend a Library event.
• Complete the Super Summer Challenge survey in your tracker booklet or on this webpage.


Want to super-size your challenge? After you complete all three levels, talk to a Librarian about how to LEVEL UP for your chance to win even more prizes.


Kids can stop into any City Library and answer these questions:

• What book do you think is so stellar that every grown up should read it? Why do you think that?

Reviews will be displayed at the Library and adults are encouraged to read one of the recommended books.

Kids Events
Thu, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sweet Branch

Thu, Apr 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Anderson-Foothill Branch

Thu, Apr 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marmalade Branch

Thu, Apr 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marmalade Branch

Thu, Apr 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Glendale Branch

Thu, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glendale Branch

Share your feedback

The City Library would like to thank you for participating in the Super Summer Challenge, as well as ask for your feedback. What has been your favorite part of this summer program? Which aspects could be improved?

Thanks to the

for their generous support of the
Super Summer Challenge