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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

Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall - Hannah Dennison

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Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall

Hannah Dennison
Joy - Yasmeen Ismail

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Joy

Yasmeen Ismail
Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County #3) - Leslie Gould

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Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County #3)

Leslie Gould
I Wish - Toon Tellegen

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I Wish

Toon Tellegen
Thank You, Miyuki - Roxane Marie Galliez

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Thank You, Miyuki

Roxane Marie Galliez
What We'll Build: Plans for our Together Future - Oliver Jeffers

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What We'll Build: Plans for our Together Future

Oliver Jeffers
His & Hers - Alice Feeney

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His & Hers

Alice Feeney
The Night Is for Darkness - Jonathan Stutzman

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The Night Is for Darkness

Jonathan Stutzman
One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson

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One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson
The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt - Riel Nason

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The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt

Riel Nason
Finding Dorothy - Elizabeth Letts

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Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts
Amish Outsider (River Haven, #1) - Marta Perry

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Amish Outsider (River Haven, #1)

Marta Perry
The Protector (Families of Honor, #2) - Shelley Shepard Gray

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The Protector (Families of Honor, #2)

Shelley Shepard Gray
Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness from Calef Brown - Calef Brown

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Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness from Calef Brown

Calef Brown
Lights on Wonder Rock - David  Litchfield

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Lights on Wonder Rock

David Litchfield
The Little Blue Cottage - Kelly  Jordan

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The Little Blue Cottage

Kelly Jordan
The Book of Two Ways - Jodi Picoult

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The Book of Two Ways

Jodi Picoult
Solutions and Other Problems - Allie Brosh

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Solutions and Other Problems

Allie Brosh
Little Fox and the Wild Imagination - Jorma Taccone

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Little Fox and the Wild Imagination

Jorma Taccone
What a Masterpiece! - Riccardo Guasco

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What a Masterpiece!

Riccardo Guasco
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