Thank you for participating!

The 2021 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 & Roar

Challenge yourself to a summer of reading...

...and earn a prize when you meet your goal!

  1. Register yourself & your family (May 28-July 31)
  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 birdhouse or blank notebook.
  • All ages: 1 entry in a grand prize drawing for all participants who met their goal.

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?

Questions?

Contact us.

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Grand Prizes include...

  • Ages 0-11 - Adopt an animal from the World Wildlife Fund ($50+ value)
  • Ages 12-18 - Gift cards and swag bags ($50+ value)
  • Ages 18+ - Memberships for the Columbus Zoo and Newport Aquarium ($150 value)

Events & Classes (Reading Program)

What We're Reading What We're Reading

Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times - Irshad Manji

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Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times

Irshad Manji
The Witch's Heart - Genevieve Gornichec

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The Witch's Heart

Genevieve Gornichec
Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite! - Ashley Spires

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Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite!

Ashley Spires
Skulls! - Blair Thornburgh

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Skulls!

Blair Thornburgh
Don't Hug Doug - Carrie Finison

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Don't Hug Doug

Carrie Finison
Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend - Dawn Quigley

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Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend

Dawn Quigley
Full of Beans - Jennifer L. Holm

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Full of Beans

Jennifer L. Holm
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln - Margarita Engle

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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Margarita Engle
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom - Sangu Mandanna

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Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom

Sangu Mandanna
The Cockroach - Elise Gravel

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The Cockroach

Elise Gravel
Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage #1) - Mercedes Lackey

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Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage #1)

Mercedes Lackey
Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, #1) - Zanib Mian

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Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, #1)

Zanib Mian
Brightly Burning (Valdemar, #8) - Mercedes Lackey

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Brightly Burning (Valdemar, #8)

Mercedes Lackey
Ikenga - Nnedi Okorafor

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Ikenga

Nnedi Okorafor
The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1) - Graci Kim

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The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

Graci Kim
Scar Island - Dan Gemeinhart

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Scar Island

Dan Gemeinhart
The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #1) - Adam Gidwitz

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The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #1)

Adam Gidwitz
Magic's Promise (The Last Herald-Mage #2) - Mercedes Lackey

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Magic's Promise (The Last Herald-Mage #2)

Mercedes Lackey
Someone Builds the Dream - Lisa Wheeler

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Someone Builds the Dream

Lisa Wheeler
Jungalow: Decorate Wild - Justina Blakeney

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Jungalow: Decorate Wild

Justina Blakeney
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