Allen County Public Library

SPARK Summer Learning Program 

June 1 – July 31, 2020

The SPARK Summer Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning and discovery. Anyone can participate and it is completely free! You can keep track of your reading time and earn prizes for reading and completing fun activities!


Register the whole family for the SPARK program online at:


Pick up one of our brand new To-Go Programs to keep learning and playing at home this summer, available weekly at all ACPL locations.

Check out our LIVE Virtual Programs online and on the ACPL app!

Click here for a printable version of the 2020 SPARK Time Card

What is SPARK?

SPARK stands for Science, Play, Arts, Reading, and Knowledge, and takes place every summer at the Allen County Public Library and throughout our community.

SPARK is a pretty big deal. Literally. 

Check out these numbers from last summer's program:

Shoutout to our sponsors!

SPARK Summer Learning is generously funded by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

Stay connected this summer with Beanstack.

Join other readers this summer by keeping track of your reading with the Beanstack app! You can also pick up a paper time card from one of our curbside locations to keep track of your reading the old-fashioned way.

If you have any questions about using Beanstack or how to track your reading, just ask a library staff member for assistance. Once you’ve tracked your reading, you’re ready to redeem your prizes at the library or enter to win drawings!

Join us during the week for LIVE virtual programs with your favorite ACPL librarians! With everything from storytimes and LEGO challenges, to anime club and craft programs, there's something for all ages and interests. We'll even be hosting a few special guests this summer!

For a full schedule of upcoming virtual programs,


Please register for each program online and on the ACPL app. A virtual link to participate will be sent out via email prior to the start of the program.

Check out our playlist of virtual storytimes, streaming now on the

ACPL Youtube channel


Click below to watch a storytime hosted by one of our superstar storytellers:

Storytime with Miss Michal

Storytime with Miss Mary

Storytime with Miss Angie

Storytime with Miss Kris