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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

A Simple Prayer (Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, #4) - Amy Clipston

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A Simple Prayer (Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, #4)

Amy Clipston
The Lying Game - Ruth Ware

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The Lying Game

Ruth Ware
The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season - Molly Fader

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The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season

Molly Fader
Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle, #1) - C.L. Polk

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Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle, #1)

C.L. Polk
A Hundred Suns - Karin Tanabe

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A Hundred Suns

Karin Tanabe
Dear Edward - Ann Napolitano

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Dear Edward

Ann Napolitano
The Amish Bride - Mindy Starns Clark

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The Amish Bride

Mindy Starns Clark
500 Miles from You - Jenny Colgan

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500 Miles from You

Jenny Colgan
Murder at the Mena House - Erica Ruth Neubauer

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Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer
Some Places More Than Others - Renée Watson

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Some Places More Than Others

Renée Watson
Marshmallow Malice  (Amish Candy Shop Mystery #5) - Amanda Flower

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Marshmallow Malice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery #5)

Amanda Flower
Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1) - Armistead Maupin

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Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1)

Armistead Maupin
My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell

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My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde
The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #15) - Colin Cotterill

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The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #15)

Colin Cotterill
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael - Beth Morrey

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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

Beth Morrey
Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) - Donna Andrews

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Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1)

Donna Andrews
Keeping Lucy - T. Greenwood

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Keeping Lucy

T. Greenwood
Whitethorn Woods - Maeve Binchy

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Whitethorn Woods

Maeve Binchy
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell

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Attachments

Rainbow Rowell
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