What's YOUR Story?

Summer of Learning 2021 What's YOUR Story

This year’s Summer of Learning program, What's YOUR Story encourages families to read, learn, and explore together, discovering creative ways to share their own stories.

Explore Your Story

Explore YOUR Story

Ask an elder about their childhood, read a story you like to someone in your family, or discover new things with your friends.

Create Your Story

Create YOUR Story

Use your imagination and create your own amazing artwork this summer. You can use any form of art to tell your story – dance, poetry, pottery – whatever speaks to your heart.

Share Your Story

Share YOUR Story

There are so many ways to create a story – with words, pictures, color, dance, and more. So have fun and share your stories with your family, friends and neighbors!

Visit the Burke Museum

Burke Museum logo

Participants of the Summer of Learning program can visit the Burke for free! On the day of your visit, please bring your Summer of Learning poster. Free admission is available for up to two adults and four children between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2021. If you would like to reserve timed tickets ahead of time, contact the Burke Museum by emailing burkevis@uw.edu or calling 206-616-8616. Masks are required for all museum visitors. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or for scheduled group programs.

Adult Book Bingo

Adult Book Bingo

Every summer we partner with Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) to create a Summer Book Bingo card for adults. Download a bingo card, play and enter to win fabulous prizes!

About the Artists

About the Artistss

The Library and four local artists, Tessa Hulls, Eileen Jimenez, Stephanie Morales and Brandon “BT” Thomas, collaborated on artwork for the Summer of Learning.

Summer of Learning Past Years

Summer of Learning 2020 artwork

We have offered summer reading and learning programs for Seattle youth since 1919.

Our 2020 Summer of Learning theme was Every Day is Earth Day!

2020 Summer of Learning

Our 2019 Summer of Learning theme was Explore Your World!

2019 Summer of Learning

Our 2018 Summer of Learning theme was Make a Splash! Adventures with Water.

2018 Summer of Learning