How It Works

Kids, read what you love. Teens, fight summer boredom with books, volunteering and library events. Parents, foster a love of reading with your babies. Adults, reconnect with your favorite pastime.

Can I join?

Yes! All ages are welcome.

What should I read?

Read anything. Read everything. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines...it all counts.

Want some suggestions? Request a book fortune or browse these suggestions.

What do I do?

Beginners

Babies, toddlers and pre-readers

With caregivers, complete 32 activities and reading challenges.

Kids

Readers through grade 5

Complete 32 activities and reading challenges.

Teens

Grades 6-12

Read, volunteer or attend library events for 30+ hours.

Adults

Ages 18+

Read books or listen to audiobooks.

Why should I participate?

Reading can reduce stress, increase empathy for others and keep your mind sharp. And it's fun! Challenge yourself to a summer of reading and win prizes along the way.

Beginners & Kids

8 activities = a sticker

32 activities = a book

Teens

Free cookie or chips at Coffee Service = welcome gift

15 hours = a book

30 hours = a book

31+ hours = chances at grand prize drawing

Prizes: Target gift cards, valued at up to $100

 

Adults

Whit’s Frozen Custard single scoop = welcome gift

1 book read = chance at weekly and grand prize drawings

Prizes: $10 gift cards, grand prizes valued at $50 include gift card for Columbus Running Co., Fred Astaire dance lessons and gift certificate for the Friends of the Library Gift Shoppe, 2 tickets to CAPA's "A Christmas Carol", gift card for Amish Originals Furniture and Massage Medic relaxation treatment, and Family Outdoor Combo Sports Set with Carrying Bag

When do I start?

Register and log your progress between May 26 and July 31, 2016.

More Information

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

Recommended Reads for Beginners & Kids

The busy body book : a kid's guide to fitness - Lizzy Rockwell

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Stretch - Doreen Cronin

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Squeak! rumble! whomp! whomp! whomp! : a sonic adventure - Wynton Marsalis

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Move! - Steve Jenkins

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How do dinosaurs eat their food? - Jane Yolen

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Marc Brown's playtime rhymes : a treasury for families to learn and play together  - Marc Tolon Brown

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Weird sports of the world - S. B Watson

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What's for lunch? : how schoolchildren eat around the world - Andrea Curtis

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What's for lunch? : how schoolchildren eat around the world

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The man who walked between the towers - Mordicai Gerstein

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The man who walked between the towers

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Go out and play! : favorite outdoor games from Kaboom

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My daddy is a pretzel : yoga for parents and kids - Baron Baptiste

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The girl who struck out Babe Ruth - Jean L. S Patrick

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Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickels : America's first Black paratroopers - Tanya Lee Stone

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Young Pelé : soccer's first star - Lesa Cline-Ransome

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Fri

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Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

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