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, all counts.

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

What do I do?


Babies, toddlers and pre-readers

With caregivers, complete 32 activities and reading challenges.


Readers through grade 5

Complete 32 activities and reading challenges.


Grades 6-12

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


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


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



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

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