SummerQuest 2023

June 12-July 29, Summer Reading Challenge

Winners Announcement

All Together Now™, join us for another round of SummerQuest! 

SummerQuest the summer reading program, allows all readers to experience everything the library has to offer! Registered readers will log completed activities to win our grand prizes. We hope you and your friends and family join us for events, games, book clubs, and more.

The library is the place to be this summer! We stand in solidarity with those advocating justice and equal opportunity for everyone. Libraries across the country are committed to empowering everyone in our communities to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, or any other status. We do not condone hate, racism, and intolerance of any kind.

Thank You SummerQuest Sponsors & Community Partners!


Crayola Experience- Easton

Kuhnsville Car Wash

Texas Roadhouse

SummerQuest Prize Winners


20″ Squishmallow Dog
Finn M.

Dino Egg Dig Kit

Landon M.

Razor Kick Scooter (Red)

Judah M.

20″ Squishmallow Bull
Evaan M.

2 admission passes to Crayola Experience–Easton

Gracelyn M.

Ice Cream Sundae Basket

Jackson P.

$25 Target Gift Card
Lincoln S.

$25 AMC Gift Card

Emery M.

Bluey Prize Pack
includes: Book and sticker playset

Lydia D.

Lego Classic Creative Suitcase (contains 213 building bricks)

Vera U.


Game Night Basket: Auron S. 

Movie Night Basket: Roshni M. 

Dungeons & Dragons Basket: Lucy D. 
Summer Fun Basket: Madelyn E.

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Parkland School District’s Summer Reading Lists

Head to the Parkland School District summer reading lists curriculum requirements by grade.

Please note that we may also have some of these titles in other formats, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and CD audiobooks. We may have movie adaptations, graphic novel adaptations, literary criticisms, and Cliffs Notes. 

If you need help finding those formats, don’t hesitate to contact a reference librarian at 610-398-1361 x106 or by email:

SummerQuest Kickoff

Saturday, June 10, 10am–2pm

Celebrate the start of the summer reading season! Enjoy food, a show, crafts, and games, and be sure to sign-up for SummerQuest 2023. Yippee Skippy Puppet Theatre will be on the premises for multiple shows. Purchase a snack from Grateful Dog Food Truck!

All ages are welcome.

Benefits Of Taking The Summer Reading Challenge

(Ages 2-5th grade)

The SummerQuest Reading Challenge promotes literacy in readers of all ages. Children learn about communication, language, storytelling, and letters long before they learn to read and write; this is where early literacy comes in. Summer reading provides incentives for kids to keep reading and learning!

Questions? Email

How to participate

Log Reading: Early Literacy & Elementary Participants. Logged reading hours earns a spin at our prize wheel & a raffle ticket for a chance to win even BIGGER prizes and gift cards.

Play Bee Kind Bingo to earn an extra raffle ticket.

Download our game board/reading logs. Stop by the Youth Services desk in the Barclay Family Children’s Wing for printed copies.

*One card per participant. Game boards and reading logs will be posted separately in the News section of our site on June 12.


More to be announced!

  • Admission passes for Crayola Experience – Easton
  • $25 Target gift card
  • $25 AMC Theatre gift card
  • Ice Cream Party basket
  • XL Squishmallow

Find the right story. Check out these recommendations.

(6th-12th grade)

Summer is the perfect time to read for yourself! Get your own library card and explore new authors, stories, and topics of your choice! Your borrowing histories are confidential. PCL now has a self checkout station with easy prompts to get you through. 

We offer cozy reading nooks around the library for relaxation and study. Pick a book and find your favorite spot to sit! The library is fines-free on most items. So don’t worry if you cannot hitch a ride to return your book.

All Together Now™, we want to hear from you!

If you are looking for something not in our collection, ask a librarian to order it or make a purchase suggestion via our website.

Here at PCL, we encourage teens to be themselves without judgment. We have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying. We are looking for new ideas and would like to offer fun programs for you and your friends to join. Please share your thoughts with us!

At PCL, we make an effort to include teens and get them involved with programs, materials, volunteering, using online resources, streaming services, and of course, books.

Questions? Email

How to participate

Download our game boards and reading logs. Stop by the Youth Services desk in the Barclay Family Children’s Wing for printed copies.

*One card per participant. Game boards and reading logs will be posted separately in the News section of our site on June 12.


Summer Fun Basket: Includes a $5 Yofresh gift card, a $15 Starbucks gift card, a beach towel, a wireless speaker, and a cup for iced drinks. 

Game Night Basket: Includes a $20 GameStop gift card, Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, a puzzle, playing cards, and a board game. 

Movie Night Basket: Includes popcorn, movie snacks (candy), and a $25 AMC gift card

Dungeons & Dragons Basket: Includes a dice set, the Player’s Handbook, miniatures, D&D mad libs, and Dungeons and Dragons: Art & Arcana

Teens can redeem prizes at the Youth Services desk.

Teens, stay inspired to read all summer with these picks!

Be sure to check the News section of our website for fresh booklists.

Adults (Ages 18+)

All Together Now™, sign-up for SummerQuest! 

Come in and see what has changed! PCL evolved over the years, and we offer more than just books! We provide a welcoming space for everyone to gather and enjoy.

Start reading books or listening to audiobooks and Playaways. Don’t forget about our digital collection of audiobooks with Libby and Hoopla

Looking for a suggestion? Ask our librarians for personalized suggestions by emailing

If you’re looking for a new social circle, sign up for a book club and drop in for an educational program. Try out a device from our Library of Things. Researchers have various databases to investigate, including genealogy, history, news outlets,

And don’t forget; the library has free WiFi, which can be accessed under our new front porch. The Tech Center is open for computer use and printing.

Questions? Email

How to participate

Play Bingo!

Download our game board or visit the reference desk for a printed copy.

*One card per participant. Game boards and reading logs will be posted separately in the News section of our site on June 12.


Grand Prize- Gift basket

Raffle Prizes: $25 gift cards to:

  • Subway 
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Wegmans

Check out our booklists for some fresh recommendations.

It’s time to visit your library this summer, All Together Now!

View the 2022 PSA Spanish version.

PA Forward is a statewide
initiative under the PA Library
Association (PaLA), which works
to strengthen the state’s libraries
through education, advocacy and

PA Forward: Basic Literacy
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