We Explored a Universe of Possibilities!

Taking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, our 2019 SummerQuest series offered an out-of-this-world combination of events, challenges, and prizes. Our annual summer celebration officially wrapped up on July 27th, but please stay tuned: prize winners will be announced soon.

Program Participation prize winners have been announced.
SummerQuest Challenge Participation prize winners will be announced no later than August 1st.


Events for Adults | Events for Teens | Events for Tweens | Events for Kids | Events for Families

SummerQuest features events for everyone, including a wide range of events open to all ages and designed with families in mind. Family Fun Nights and Super Saturdays will be back, to include another memorable performance from Bright Star Touring Theatre, a visit from the Louisville Children’s Mobile Museum, and a new Minecraft program tailored to our youngest Minecrafters and their families. Plus, kids can enjoy an extended Weekly Wonders series, a DIY rocket challenge, a visit from the Louisville Zoo, and more!

There’s plenty for teens and adults to enjoy, too! Our teens-only programs will include a murder mystery whodunit, an Electric Glow Party, and lots of gaming events and tasty food challenges. For adults, we are introducing a special summer book club (drinks, anyone?) and a gaming tournament series to include poker, Bunco, Rook, and more!

Add yoga, crafting, martial arts, and adorable penguins from Newport Aquarium, and our schedule of events looks like so much fun! This year promises to be epic, so don’t miss out on a single event.

Jedi Master badge
The Jedi Master badge is just one of many awesome badges you can collect during SummerQuest. Two of the options for earning this badge are attending a Kempo Karate event or participating in our special community walking challenge.


Register for Your SummerQuest Challenge

This year’s SummerQuest Challenge offers a specially designed experience for 3 different age groups. From reading to attending events, visiting local attractions, watching deliciously campy sci-fi movies, and listening to themed playlists on BCPL’s Spotify, we have a vast array of reading and activity challenges sure to help make your summer a memorable one.

To participate in our official SummerQuest Challenge, you must register in Beanstack.
This is where you record your reading and log completed activities to earn badges and prize tickets for the SummerQuest Challenge prize drawings. Badges are virtual rewards earned within Beanstack (although we’ll have some real-life badges to give away this summer too!). You only need to earn any combination of 4 badges to complete your SummerQuest Challenge—but we’re betting you’ll want to collect them all.

Activity Badges
Earn activity badges by completing challenges like trying a new recipe, exploring Bullitt County attractions, attending a SummerQuest event, or trying a selected BCPL resource or service.

Reading Badges
Earn badges for each reading milestone you reach this summer! You’ll earn a new badge for every five hours you read up to 20 hours.


Program Participation Prizes
When you attend any event during SummerQuest, you will be entered in the Program Participation Prize Drawing that will take place at the Hillview Finale on July 27th. Kids and teens both have an opportunity to win a personal telescope, and adults can win two Main Tickets to Museum Row, each offering free one-time admission to six different area attractions, including the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and the Kentucky Science Center.

Challenge Participation Prizes
For each reading and activity badge earned in Beanstack, you’ll receive a virtual prize ticket and you’ll get to choose right in Beanstack which awesome prize drawing you’d like to enter!

Kids’ prize options include:
National Geographic Mega Crystal Growing Lab, USA Toyz Kids Teepee Tent, Laser Pegs Mars Rocket Light-Up Building Block Playset, Crayola Inspiration Art Case, Sesame Street + Mickey Mouse and Friends Beginning Board Books (not pictured).
Teen PrizesTeens’ prize options include:
Harry Potter Prize Pack, Music Prize Pack, Photog Prize Pack
Adults’ prize options inlcude:
AKASO 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD, VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier with Essential Oil Diffuser + Lagunamoon Essential Oils Gift Set, Roku Streaming Stick+ with Voice Remote, $100 Tobey Tours Voucher (not pictured)


MORE Prizes & Rewards
Plus, we have special reading rewards for kids, awesome door prizes at select events throughout the summer, and a SummerQuest Master of the Universe badge for all SummerQuest Challenge completers.