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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)

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Tippy Toe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #2) - Leslie Meier

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Tippy Toe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #2)

Leslie Meier
Aquarium: (Aquarium Books for Kids, Picture Book about Marine Animals, Nature Books) - Cynthia Alonso

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Aquarium: (Aquarium Books for Kids, Picture Book about Marine Animals, Nature Books)

Cynthia Alonso
This Is My America - Kim  Johnson

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This Is My America

Kim Johnson
Something Read, Something Dead (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #5) - Eva Gates

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Something Read, Something Dead (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #5)

Eva Gates
The Voting Booth - Brandy Colbert

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The Voting Booth

Brandy Colbert
Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery #4) - Hannah Dennison

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Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery #4)

Hannah Dennison
Room on the Porch Swing (Amish Homestead #2) - Amy Clipston

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Room on the Porch Swing (Amish Homestead #2)

Amy Clipston
Here for It; Or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays - R. Eric Thomas

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Here for It; Or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays

R. Eric Thomas
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand

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The Identicals

Elin Hilderbrand
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After - Clemantine Wamariya

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Clemantine Wamariya
Olga da Polga - Michael Bond

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Olga da Polga

Michael Bond
The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes

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The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 - Joan W. Blos

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A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32

Joan W. Blos
The Pants Project - Cat Clarke

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The Pants Project

Cat Clarke
War and Peas: Funny Comics for Dirty Lovers - Jonathan Kunz

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War and Peas: Funny Comics for Dirty Lovers

Jonathan Kunz
Success Is 90% Spite: (The Pigeon Gazette Webcomic Book, Funny Web Comic Gift by @thepigeongazette) - Jane Zei

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Success Is 90% Spite: (The Pigeon Gazette Webcomic Book, Funny Web Comic Gift by @thepigeongazette)

Jane Zei
Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix - Andrew Tsyaston

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Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix

Andrew Tsyaston
The Road Home - Beverly Lewis

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The Road Home

Beverly Lewis
Our Little Kitchen - Jillian Tamaki

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Our Little Kitchen

Jillian Tamaki
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