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The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge has ended. Winners of prize drawings will be notified via phone or email.

Check back here again soon for more opportunities to read and earn prizes. 

Read & Imagine

Challenge yourself to a summer of reading...

...and earn a prize when you meet your goal!

  1. Register yourself & your family. (May 22-August 2, 2020)
  2. Set your reading goal. Try to stretch yourself until at least July 1.
  3. Read! 
  4. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.

Prizes include:

  • Ages 0-17: Choose a book.*
  • Ages 18+: Choose a canvas bag or blank notebook.*
  • All ages: 1 entry in a grand prize drawing for all participants who met their goal.

*Prizes may be picked up at drive-thru window beginning July 6. Call when you arrive: 614-259-5035.

Why should I participate?

Reading can reduce stress, fight boredom, increase empathy for others, and keep your mind sharp. Plus it's fun! 

What should I read?

Read anything. Read everything. Read aloud to others or to yourself. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines...it all counts. Want some suggestions?

How do I get started?

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Read & Imagine...with these recommended books.

The three billy goats gruff / Jerry Pinkney - Jerry Pinkney

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The three billy goats gruff / Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney
Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs / as retold by Mo Willems - Mo Willems

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Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs / as retold by Mo Willems

Mo Willems
Dogerella / by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Donald Wu - Maribeth Boelts

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Dogerella / by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Donald Wu

Maribeth Boelts
The school play / adapted by Meredith Rusu - Meredith Rusu

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The school play / adapted by Meredith Rusu

Meredith Rusu
Ella enchanted / Gail Carson Levine - Gail Carson Levine

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Ella enchanted / Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine
Ophelia and the marvelous boy / Karen Foxlee - Karen Foxlee

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Ophelia and the marvelous boy / Karen Foxlee

Karen Foxlee
A tale dark and Grimm / Adam Gidwitz - Adam Gidwitz

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A tale dark and Grimm / Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz
The lion's share : a Somali folktale = Qayb libaax / retold by Said Salah Ahmed ; illustrated by Kelly Dupre - Said Salah Ahmed

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The lion's share : a Somali folktale = Qayb libaax / retold by Said Salah Ahmed ; illustrated by Kelly Dupre

Said Salah Ahmed
Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection

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Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection

Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales / Lucy Cousins - Lucy Cousins

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Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales / Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins
Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie - Salman Rushdie

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Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie
The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates - Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates
The deep / Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

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The deep / Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

Red, white & royal blue : a novel / Casey McQuiston - Casey Mcquiston

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Red, white & royal blue : a novel / Casey McQuiston

Casey Mcquiston
Recursion : a novel / Blake Crouch - Blake Crouch

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Recursion : a novel / Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch
The ten thousand doors of January / Alix E. Harrow - Alix E Harrow

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The ten thousand doors of January / Alix E. Harrow

Alix E Harrow
The testaments / Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood

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The testaments / Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
The institute : a novel / Stephen King - Stephen King

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The institute : a novel / Stephen King

Stephen King
Interstellar Cinderella / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrations by Meg Hunt - Deborah Underwood

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Interstellar Cinderella / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrations by Meg Hunt

Deborah Underwood

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Grand Prizes include...

  • Ages 0-11 - Gift baskets (themes: fairy tales, dragons, treehouse)
  • Ages 12-18 - Gift baskets (themes: daydreams, nightmares)
  • Ages 18+ - Gift cards to area restaurants, stores & experiences ($100 value)

Events & Classes (Reading Program)

What We're Reading What We're Reading

How About a Night Out? - Sam Williams

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How About a Night Out?

Sam Williams
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes, #4) - Nancy Springer

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The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes, #4)

Nancy Springer
Sucker Punch (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #27) - Laurell K. Hamilton

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Sucker Punch (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #27)

Laurell K. Hamilton
Friday Night Wrestlefest - J.F. Fox

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Friday Night Wrestlefest

J.F. Fox
Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Short

Holly Goldberg Sloan
A Rainbow of Rocks - Kate Depalma

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A Rainbow of Rocks

Kate Depalma
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes, #2) - Nancy Springer

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The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes, #2)

Nancy Springer
The Bat - Elise Gravel

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The Bat

Elise Gravel
The Best Man - Richard Peck

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The Best Man

Richard Peck
The Geometry of Holding Hands (Isabel Dalhousie #13) - Alexander McCall Smith

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The Geometry of Holding Hands (Isabel Dalhousie #13)

Alexander McCall Smith
The Sweeney Sisters - Lian Dolan

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The Sweeney Sisters

Lian Dolan
The Last Mile (Amos Decker, #2) - David Baldacci

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The Last Mile (Amos Decker, #2)

David Baldacci
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich - Ibi Zoboi

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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Ibi Zoboi
Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? - Stephen Shaskan

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Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?

Stephen Shaskan
Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down - Kate Dopirak

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Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down

Kate Dopirak
Murder Takes the High Road - Josh Lanyon

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Murder Takes the High Road

Josh Lanyon
The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1) - Nancy Springer

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The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1)

Nancy Springer
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Austin Channing Brown
Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals That Have Disappeared - Lucas Riera

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Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals That Have Disappeared

Lucas Riera
Will Sheep Sleep? - Hilary Leung

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Will Sheep Sleep?

Hilary Leung
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