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Summer Reading Programs in Evergreen, Bailey and Conifer

By Jessica Compton - Assistant to Macaroni Kid - Evergreen, Bailey, Conifer May 26, 2022

Don't let your kid's brains go dormant over summer break! A great way to keep their minds learning and growing is to enroll them in a summer reading program.  Whether you sign your kids up at the local libraries or you come up with a fun program of your own, it is a great way to keep their minds in motion all summer long.

Here are the programs the libraries are offering in the Evergreen, Bailey and Conifer Areas.

  Bailey Area


*Bailey Public Library

  • Oceans of Possibilities
  • At the Bailey Library we will join on Monday in June from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will have crafts, stories, friends, and reading logs.
  • The ages of the program are 3-8 for kids and 9-15 for tweens/teens.
  • Ask for a registration form for your child the next time you visit the library, or register online!
  • Visit parkcounty.colibraries.org for more information.


  Conifer Area


*Jefferson County Public Libraries ~ Conifer Library

  • Dive Deep - Summer Reading 2022
  • June 1st-July 31st
  • Look for events at the library!
  • Register online!


  Evergreen Area


*Jefferson County Public Libraries ~ Evergreen Library

  • Dive Deep - Summer Reading 2022
  • June 1st-July 31st
  • Look for events at the library!
  • Register online!


  Georgetown/Idaho Springs Area


Clear Creek County Library District
John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown)
Idaho Springs Public Library

  • Oceans of Possibilities - Kids and Teens - June 6-July 13
    • See the calendar for events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    • Visit the website for more information.
    • Register here.


  Additional Programs


Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program - Kids in 1st through 6th grade can read any eight books this summer and record them in a Summer Reading Journal. Bring the completed Reading Journal into a Barnes & Noble store from July 1 through August 31, 2022, and your child gets to choose a free book from the list featured on the journal. 

Pizza Hut Book-It! - Children in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade can join Camp BOOK IT! Track and reward your kids' reading for June, July, and August 2022. Meet the monthly reading goal and receive a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut! Fun activities and book recommendations will be shared each week to keep the fun going throughout the summer.

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza - Ages 0-13 can join Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge! Kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges, and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content. Enter to be one of 100 winners to receive a drawstring bag full of Scholastic books. The program runs from May 9 through August 19, 2022.



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