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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

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero - Kelly J. Baptist

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Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

Kelly J. Baptist
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West - David McCullough

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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David McCullough
The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom, #1) - Amy Clipston

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The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom, #1)

Amy Clipston
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past - David Reich

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich
A Place at the Table - Saadia Faruqi

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A Place at the Table

Saadia Faruqi
The Englisher (Annie's People, #2) - Beverly Lewis

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The Englisher (Annie's People, #2)

Beverly Lewis
Tornado Brain - Cat Patrick

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Tornado Brain

Cat Patrick
Pet - Akwaeke Emezi

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Pet

Akwaeke Emezi
Maya and the Rising Dark - Rena Barron

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Maya and the Rising Dark

Rena Barron
The Map of Salt and Stars - Zeyn Joukhadar

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The Map of Salt and Stars

Zeyn Joukhadar
Amish Secrets (River Haven, #3) - Marta Perry

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Amish Secrets (River Haven, #3)

Marta Perry
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse  (Aurora Teagarden, #3) - Charlaine Harris

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden, #3)

Charlaine Harris
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love - Sonya Renee Taylor

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The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Sonya Renee Taylor
Again Again - E. Lockhart

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Again Again

E. Lockhart
The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure - Caroline Paul

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The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure

Caroline Paul
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong
The Throwback Special - Chris Bachelder

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The Throwback Special

Chris Bachelder
Read and Buried (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #6) - Eva Gates

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Read and Buried (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #6)

Eva Gates
Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden - Alan Branhagen

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Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden

Alan Branhagen
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Matthew J. Sullivan
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