Summer Reading has ended.

The Summer Reading Program is over for 2015. To find out if you've won a prize, check your status.

Adults 18+ can look forward to the Winter Reading Program beginning in January 2016. Kids and teens, be sure to check back for details about the Summer Reading Program beginning next May 2016.

How It Works

Who is eligible to participate?

Whether you're a new parent who wants to prepare your child for a life of reading, a kid who has just learned to read on your own, a teen who is looking for something to do this summer, or a grown-up who just loves to read, the Summer Reading Program is for you!

What do I read?

Read anything. Read everything. Any book, ebook, audiobook, all counts. Also, kids can choose to complete reading-related activities and teens can volunteer or attend library events to earn prizes.

Want some suggestions? Visit the Ohio Digital Library's recommended ebooks. Or browse our staff's recent reads.

When does the program start and end?

You can participate anytime between May 28 and July 31, 2015.

How do I participate?

  • Beginners: Complete early literacy exercises with your baby, toddler or pre-reader.
  • Kids: Complete a game sheet of different activities and reading challenges.
  • Teens: Log the hours you spend reading, volunteering or attending library events.
  • Adults: Log the books you've read or listened to.

What do I get?

Prizes, of course!

  • Beginners & Kids: For every section of activities completed, earn a hero sticker. Complete all four sections to win a book.
  • Teens: Log 15 hours to win a book. Continue past 30 hours for chances to win a grand prize drawing for Target gift cards, valued at up to $100.
  • Adults: Read books or audiobooks for a chance to win weekly and grand prize drawings. Grand prize drawings include: gift card for Crate & Barrel, gift cards for Amish Originals Furniture + Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, wine tasting for four at Meza Wine Shop, relaxation treatment for Massage Medic + gift card for Giammarco's Italian Restaurant and frame and matted OSU print from Andy's Frame Setting + gift card for the Friends of the Library Gift Shoppe.

More Information

Are you a teen interested in volunteering this summer? Learn more.

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.