SRP - Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Pre-Registration Opens June 1st!

The Summer Reading Program encourages readers of all ages to read 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days.

Participants can read physical or electronic books (including graphic novels) or listen to audiobooks. After 20 days the reader will earn a prize bag and will be entered into the grand prize drawings. Readers can receive bonus entries into the grand prize drawings 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.

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

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!

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
  • My Reptile Guys
    • July 29th at 3pm, 3:40pm, and 4:20pm
    • Meet some of our favorite reptiles!
    • Learn about reptiles and then 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
    • Thursday, July 28 at 6pm
    • Learn about local nature
      MPCC: Blue Conference Room 2


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!

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
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