Ultimate Summer Challenge

Register and win from June 1 — August 31, 2022

Make reading your superpower!

Discover what it takes to be a true hero with the Ultimate Summer Challenge. Put your powers to the test with reading and activity challenges, use your laser vision to spot free programs, and be entered to win super fun prizes. 

Register your whole family on Beanstack with your free Library cards and work together to complete challenges. Or, compete against each other to see who the ultimate superhero really is. Harness the power of summer starting June 1.

Join the Ultimate Summer Challenge

Complete your challenge map

Record your reading by colouring in your challenge map. Pick up yours at any Library location, or print one off at home.

Family Challenge Map (ages 0 – 5) 

Kids' Challenge Map (ages 6 – 12) 

Adult Challenge Map (ages 18+)

Teen Takeover: Fun is Inevitable

The power of summer, in the palm of your hand! 

Earn badges by reading, completing activity challenges, or attending free programs. Each badge you collect earns tickets to enter in one of 10 grand prize draws. Sign up on Beanstack and start collecting badges to add to your gauntlet, and with these stones... wait, what?

Register for Teen Takeover

Join us at superhero training

Strengthen your sonic superpowers at free music classes, learn to communicate with bugs and animals, and test you super strength with sports and games. There's so much to learn and discover about what makes you super.

Get started with free Library programs

Show off your new superhero status

Super speed your way to reading milestones, or conquer activity challenges at home and outside with family and friends. Every super cool challenge you complete brings you one step closer to world domination... and another virtual badge.

Sign up in Beanstack to start tracking your progress.

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Track your progress in Beanstack to earn badges

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Save the city and win prizes

When you sign up for the Ultimate Summer Challenge, all hero hopefuls are automatically entered to win one of our grand prizes.

  • Prizes for kids ages 6 – 12 include an iPad, a Nintendo Switch, a STEM kit subscription, or a Mad Science party. 
  • Prizes for families include custom storybooks and monthly activity box subscriptions.
  • Prizes for teens include an iPad, Chromebook, Nintendo Switch, Go-Pro kit, or gift card to Chapters/Indigo, as well as weekly mystery prize draws.
  • Prizes for adults include Library Store merchandise, a gift basket, a signed copy of Cookies I Have Loved by Julie Van Rosendaal, or a mobile phone camera gimbel, as well as weekly mystery prize draws.

Grand prizes are drawn in early September. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email, so make sure your Library account contact information is up to date. 

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Share your Ultimate Summer Challenge on social media

We love to see how you, your family, and your friends conquer the Ultimate Summer Challenge.

Tag @calgarylibrary on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the hashtag #UltimateSummerChallenge to share pictures of the books you read, the programs you attend, and how you colour in your challenge map this summer.

Your photos may even end up on our social media channels!

Thank you to our partners

Calgary Public Library has partnered with TD Summer Reading Club on this year's reading challenges. The Ultimate Summer Challenge is also generously supported by the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.