SRP - Read Beyond the Beaten Path

The 2022 Summer Reading Program has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated!

If you completed the program, don’t forget to fill out the completion form – the link can be found on your Beanstack Completion Badge. Please feel free to contact us if you are having trouble finding it. As a reminder – all Summer Reading Program Prizes can be picked up once we open the Park Central Library!

The Summer Reading Program encourages readers of all ages to read 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days.
Any reading counts! Books, comic books, magazines, you name it! You can also listen to someone else read!
After 20 days the reader will earn a prize bag and will be entered into our End of Summer Drawing. Readers can receive bonus entries into the drawing by completing an additional 20 days and by attending events hosted by librarians and local performers, completing online library challenges, and participating in community experiences to find secret codes.

Cross off each square that you complete. Once you’ve gotten 5 in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally either log your 5 in the Beanstack app, online, or by bringing it into one of our pop-up libraries!

Tacha cada cuadrado que completes. Cuando hayas obtenido 5 en una fila vertical, horizontal o diagonal, registre sus 5 en la aplicación Beanstack, en línea o introdúzcalo en una de nuestras bibliotecas emergentes.

Take a walk around your community and see if you can find the items! Once you have, don’t forget to log them in the Beanstack app, online, or by brining it into one of our pop-up libraries!

¡Dé un paseo por su comunidad y vea si puede encontrar los artículos! Una vez que lo haya hecho, no olvide iniciar sesión en la aplicación Beanstack, en línea o en una de nuestras bibliotecas emergentes.

Read Beyond the Beaten Path
For All Ages!
Read, and log, 20 minutes each day!
Earn Prizes & eBadges!

Reading Check Points:
Midway Point =
Manassas Park Community Center/Signal Bay Waterpark Day Pass
Completion  =
Certificate of Completion
Prize Bag
Free Book
1 Entry into the Drawing at the end of the Summer
End of Summer Drawing

You can earn up to 3 entries into our Drawing!

– Complete the Summer Reading Program by reading 20 minutes for 20 days
– DOUBLE your time and complete the Summer Reading Program a second time (20 minutes for 40 days)
– Complete the Bonus Challenge by attending events and finding secret codes

Wondering what you could win?! 

You’ll have a chance to win a kindle, some gift cards, passes to local attractions, stuffed animals, and so much more!

When will winners be announced? 

We’ll be drawing the winners after the program ends July 31st and will announce/contact winners in early August. Winners can pick up what they won after we open in our new location (in September)!

Summer Reading Programs

Visit our Calendar of Events for a complete listing of our programs & events!
Locations are below. All programs are 1 hour unless noted otherwise.

»Camp Adventures: (all ages)

  • Mini Golf
    • June 24th from 2-7pm
    • Show off your skills on the golf course!
    • Challenge your friends, family, and neighbors on this 9-course golf course!
      Signal Hill Park
  • Groovy Nate®
    • July 15th at 4pm and 5pm
      • There will be a 15 minute transition time between shows!
    • Come enjoy this interactive show!
    • Groovy Nate is a Grammy nominated children’s entertainer, and a Wolf Trap/Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, who creates fun and educational shows using exotic musical instruments, comedy, and puppet skits— a la Sesame Street meets Parliament/Funkadelic. Check out his song, “Respect Everybody” from the Grammy Nominated album All One Tribe here!
      MPCC: Banquet Hall
  • Reptiles with Bobby G’s Pets
    • July 29th at 5pm
    • Meet some of our favorite reptiles!
    • Talk with an expert as you meet, pet and pose for pictures with the reptiles!
      MPCC: Banquet Hall

»Camp Littles: (0-6)

  • Spanish Storytime
    • Tuesday mornings at 10:30am
    • Starting June 28th
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room
  • Storytime
    • Tuesday mornings at 11:30am
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room

»Camp Explorers: (all ages)

  • Camping 101
    • Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30pm
    • Basics in camping
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room
  • Let the Games Begin
    • Wednesday, July 6 at 3:30pm
    • Camping Games
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room
  • Craft & Create: Planter Pots for Pollinators
    • Saturday, July 9 from 2-4pm
    • Design your own Planter Pot
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room
  • Nature Paint
    • Wednesday, July 20 at 3:30pm
    • Paint with materials from nature
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room

»Camp Counselors: (18+)

  • School Support: Returning Student Registration *bilingual
    • Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm
      • June 23
      • July 7
      • July 21
    • MPCC: Blue Conference Room 2
  • Worry Less, Color More
    • Saturday, July 23 from 2-4pm
    • Adult coloring program
      MPCC: Yellow Conference Room
  • Nature of NOVA: Twilight Talk & Walk
    • Thursday, July 28 at 6:30pm
    • Learn about local nature at Blooms Park!
      Blooms Park


All Summer Long!
(starting June 20th)
Combine reading and nature with a Storywalk®!
We’ll be having a Storywalk at Blooms Park, Signall Hill Park, and Costello Park. With three different options, you’re sure to find the story – and walk – that’s best for your family!

girl with butterfly
red bird
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
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In observance of Thanksgiving, MPCL will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will be closed all day Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at 10am.