SummerQuest is a summer learning program that encourages children, teens, and adults to learn, grow, and have fun over the summer by completing a variety of different activities.
“Summer learning is an approach to engaging children by providing active learning experiences that are positive, experiential, educational, but most importantly, fun!” “More than Just Summer Reading: The Shift to ‘Summer Learning.’” Children and Libraries, Spring 2017.
Summer reading programs are amazing; SummerQuest can make them even better. Many Pennsylvania libraries have already made the shift from summer reading to summer learning. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!"
Check out SummerQuest Kickoff Parties in Delaware County Libraries:
Robin Bady - Storyteller and Singer SummerQuest Kickoff
Wednesday, June 20 at 1:00pm
Aston Public Library
Storyteller Robin Bady creates exciting interactive performances for children, weaving a multicultural mix of stories and songs from all over the globe.
Sciencetellers Summer Kickoff
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00pm
Swarthmore Public Library
Join us every Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Central Park Amphitheater for Wonderful Wednesdays!
Makin’ Music at the Library
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30pm
Middletown Free Library
From popular kids’ songs to classic rock, and some pop tunes, the whole family will be singing and dancing along to get ready for Summer Quest at the MFL. Registration is not required. We’ll also have a PVC Xylophone and bucket drums outside for everyone to play and enjoy all summer long!
Summer Kickoff with Alex and the Kaleidoscope @ the Drexel Lodge Park!
Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 AM
Newtown Public Library
Help us kick off summer of fun with a concert with this Emmy-award winning sensation! For all ages. NO registration required.
*This program will be held at Drexel Lodge Park, 4140 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073*
Thursday, June 21 at 11:00am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library
Singing puppets will make you laugh and dance along to catchy covers of popular songs. All ages.
Swamp Songs & Marsh Melodies
Friday, June 22 at 10:00am
Springfield Township Library
See ocean animals up close as the center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium teaches us about animal calls. Held at the Springfield Township Administration Building. Registration is not required. All ages welcome.
Makin' Music Summer Kickoff Event
Friday, June 22 at 10:30am
Ridley Township Public Library
Enjoy interactive, toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’ fun with your little ones as you sing new and classic rhymes and songs together. All ages welcome.
Sciencetellers @ The Library
Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm
Ridley Park Public Library
Join us for our SummerQuest Kickoff party featuring the Sciencetellers "Wild West" show! The show will be held at Ridley Park Borough Hall.
Summer Reading Kickoff!
Saturday, June 23 at 11:30am
J. Lewis Crozer Library
Join us for our "Libraries Rock!" themed Summer Reading Kickoff! The kickoff will take place in front of the library and behind our building at the beautiful Memorial Park. This an opportunity for children and teens to sign up for summer reading, participate in games, do a cool art activity, enjoy live music, and eat some tasty treats!
Makin' Music Kids' Concert
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30pm
Join us for our SummerQuest Kickoff party featuring Makin' Music!
Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band- SummerQuest Kickoff
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm
Marple Public Library
Help us kick off the summer in an exciting celebration with Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band. Join Alex and his friends for an outstanding night of adventure through music, dancing, and singing. Recommended for Ages 5 and up. No registration required!
Makin' Music SummerQuest Kickoff Program
Thursday, June 28 at 6:00pm
Folcroft Public Library
Makin' Music will be at the library to kick off SummerQuest!
Swamp Songs & Marsh Melodies
Thursday, July 5 at 6:30pm
Radnor Memorial Library
See ocean animals up close as the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium teaches us about animal calls. Open to all ages. Held in the Winsor Room. No registration required. Sponsored by Delaware County Libraries. Get a coupon for a free kids' water ice at Mainline Capri Water Ice for attending!
Other SummerQuest Activities:
Pick up your Journey Across Delco booklet beginning June 16, and visit libraries in Delaware County during the summer. Return your booklet to your home library by July 27, and if you visited at least 5 libraries, you will be invited to an end of summer party at Rose Tree Park on August 7 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
All kids going into Grades 2-8 are welcome to join our Pen Pal Program!
You will get a Pen Pal who lives in another town in Delaware County.
How do you do it?
1. Head to your public library and fill out a Pen Pal form before June 25th.
2. On or after July 1st, visit your library to get information about your Pen Pal.
3. Throughout the summer visit your library to drop off letters for your Pen Pal and pick up letters from your Pen Pal.
You can send as many letters as you want!
Pen Pals are invited to an end of summer party at Rose Tree Park on August 7 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.