2021 Summer of Learning
Welcome to the Summer of Learning! Work with your friends and family to EXPLORE, CREATE, and SHARE your stories! Use your imagination and go in any order you like.
What's YOUR Story?
This year’s Summer of Learning program, What's YOUR Story encourages families to read, learn, and explore together, discovering creative ways to share their own stories.
Explore Your Story
Ask an elder about their childhood, read a story you like to someone in your family, or discover new things with your friends.
Create Your Story
Use your imagination and create your own amazing artwork this summer. You can use any form of art to tell your story – dance, poetry, pottery – whatever speaks to your heart.
Share Your Story
There are so many ways to create a story – with words, pictures, color, dance, and more. So have fun and share your stories with your family, friends and neighbors!
Visit the Burke Museum
Participants of the Summer of Learning program can visit the Burke for free! On the day of your visit, please bring your Summer of Learning poster. Free admission is available for up to two adults and four children between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2021. If you would like to reserve timed tickets ahead of time, contact the Burke Museum by emailing email@example.com or calling 206-616-8616. Masks are required for all museum visitors. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or for scheduled group programs.
Adult Book Bingo
Every summer we partner with Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) to create a Summer Book Bingo card for adults. Download a bingo card, play and enter to win fabulous prizes!
About the Artists
The Library and four local artists, Tessa Hulls, Eileen Jimenez, Stephanie Morales and Brandon “BT” Thomas, collaborated on artwork for the Summer of Learning.
Summer of Learning Past Years
We have offered summer reading and learning programs for Seattle youth since 1919.
Our 2020 Summer of Learning theme was Every Day is Earth Day!
Our 2019 Summer of Learning theme was Explore Your World!
Our 2018 Summer of Learning theme was Make a Splash! Adventures with Water.