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Summer Quest for Children

The 2020 Summer Quest ended on August 31. (Virtual program.)

The theme is “Imagine Your Story, ” and features Fairy Tales, Mythology and Fantasy for children ages 0-12.

Register register online.

Step 1. Register.
Step 2. Read books, log activities, experience new things, imagine the possibilities!
Step 3. Earn the prizes detailed in your age-specific program.

We hope you will participate as a family!

If you have questions, please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

For babies and toddlers from ages 0-2.

For young children ages 3-12.


Download the Beanstack Tracker app for your mobile device from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android to record reading sessions, to scan ISBN barcodes to add titles to your Log (available only on smartphones; and tablets), and manage family reading logs and view statistics.

Discover Imagine Your Story at the Hershey Public Library this summer. This year’s summer reading program will include Book Buddies, Furry Tales, 1, 2, Whee!, Books and Babies, Chewsy Readers, and other fun-filled programs for children and families.

Summer Quest provides a no-pressure and fun way to continue reading over summer vacation thereby maintaining reading skills mastered during the school year.

A book will be awarded for meeting the reading challenge which is to read 720 minutes: about 20 minutes a day for 6 weeks. What counts as reading minutes? Children being read to (this includes children of all ages), children reading by themselves, reading to a sibling, a grown-up, or a friend. Listening to audiobooks also counts! We have audiobooks on CD for children and PlayAway audiobooks for older children. And, don’t forget audiobooks and e-books on Hoopla and OneDrive, TumbleBooks, BookFlix through Power Library, and Storyline Online. Please visit our e-Library page for links.

Virtual Milt the Mouse. Participants in the Hershey Public Library Summer Quest will want to follow clues and learn his weekly secret code to earn badges and prizes. He changes his location every Monday. Clues will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Date: TBD.

The last day to log reading minutes and to claim prizes will be August 22, and which will be the last day to log reading minutes and claim prizes.