Summer Boost

The West Fargo Public Library summer reading program – Summer Boost – returns June 1, 2022. This year's theme is "Oceans of Possibilities" so we are celebrating all things ocean, all summer long. Summer Boost incorporates:

  • online reading and learning challenges on Beanstack (sign up today!) NOTE: If you already have a Beanstack account, you do not need to sign up again, simply sign in and join the challenge!
  • the Little Red Reading Bus route 
  • special events and activities for all ages

Participants ages 6 and up can join the Summer Boost online challenge for their age group to track reading hours, record event attendance and earn prizes from local businesses. Summer Boost online challenge registration is open now on Beanstack, which can be accessed via web browser or the Beanstack mobile app. The challenge runs June 1st through July 31st.

Children 5 and under are encouraged to take part in the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The 1000 Books program runs all year, but will have additional activities and prize opportunities during Summer Boost. 

View the Summer Boost 2021 Impact Report to learn about last year's program and why we are so passionate about reading, playing and creating every day, especially in the summer!

Why Summer Boost?

Summer Boost offers opportunities for people of all ages to learn, meet, share, read, play and create. 

For kids, reading and learning during the summer has proven to benefit children as they return to school in the fall. Even a small amount of reading, just fifteen minutes a day, can be a great help to stop the "summer slide" — learning loss that occurs when children are out of school in the summer. 

For teens and adults, Summer Boost encourages reading as a lifelong habit and gives them an opportunity to keep reading, learning and having fun!

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Click here to visit Beanstack to track reading hours, get reading recommendations & enter challenges

2022 Summer Boost Program Sponsors & Prize Donors

  • Friends of the West Fargo Public Library
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Chic-Fil-A West Acres
  • Culvers
  • Fargo Brewing Co.
  • FM Ballet
  • FM Redhawks
  • Gasper's School of Dance
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • The Piggy BBQ
  • Rough Cut Social
  • Sandy's Donuts

Summer Boost Event Partners

  • Ferguson Books
  • Great Courses
  • Gooseberry Park Players
  • Horace Parks
  • Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
  • Imagination Theatre
  • Island Time Steel Drum Performers
  • Thunder Coffee
  • Three Rivers Garden Club
  • West Fargo Events
  • West Fargo Park District
  • West Fargo Police Department
  • Stay tuned for more!
  1. Nov 28
  2. Monday Matinee: Free Screening of "The Post" (2017) Rated PG-13

    Join the West Fargo Public Library on Monday afternoons for free movies! Popcorn included!
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  1. Nov 29
  2. Technology Tutors Available

    Technology tutors are standing by to help you with your basic tech questions!
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  3. West Fargo Cribbage Club

    The West Fargo Cribbage Club is open to players of all ages and skill levels. Beginners welcome!
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  1. Nov 30
  2. Ready to Read Storytime (for kids 3 to 5 and their adults)

    Preschool-aged children and their parents are invited to Ready to Read Storytime every Wednesday. Together we read books, sing and dance, do art activities and more!
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  3. Mahjong & More: Community Game Time at the Library

    Come play an assortment of games, including mahjong, at the West Fargo Public Library!
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  1. Dec 1
  2. Friends of the West Fargo Public Library Bi-Monthly Meeting

    The bi-monthly meeting of the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library non-profit fundraising and volunteer group. All are welcome.
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  3. Technology Tutors Available

    Technology tutors are standing by to help you with your basic tech questions!
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  4. WFPL Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    TAB meets once a month to hangout, brainstorm and share ideas for teen programs and services at the library.
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