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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

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Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales / 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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Remarkables - Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Remarkables

Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Courtship Basket (Amish Heirloom, #2) - Amy Clipston

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The Courtship Basket (Amish Heirloom, #2)

Amy Clipston
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - V.E. Schwab

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V.E. Schwab
Birdie and Me - J.M.M. Nuanez

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Birdie and Me

J.M.M. Nuanez
Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane

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Ask Again, Yes

Mary Beth Keane
The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History - Philip Coppens

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The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History

Philip Coppens
The Chicken Who Couldn't - Jan  Thomas

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The Chicken Who Couldn't

Jan Thomas
Long Bright River - Liz Moore

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Long Bright River

Liz Moore
Abiding Mercy - Ruth  Reid

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Abiding Mercy

Ruth Reid
Last Wool and Testament (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, #1) - Molly MacRae

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Last Wool and Testament (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, #1)

Molly MacRae
The Couch Potato (The Bad Seed, #4) - Jory John

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The Couch Potato (The Bad Seed, #4)

Jory John
Other Words for Home - Jasmine Warga

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Other Words for Home

Jasmine Warga
Proud: Living My American Dream - Ibtihaj Muhammad

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Proud: Living My American Dream

Ibtihaj Muhammad
Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA - Neil Shubin

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Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

Neil Shubin
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts - Resmaa Menakem

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My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts

Resmaa Menakem
Alma and How She Got Her Name - Juana Martinez-Neal

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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Juana Martinez-Neal
In a Jar - Deborah Marcero

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In a Jar

Deborah Marcero
Can You See Me? - Libby Scott

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Can You See Me?

Libby Scott
Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #4) - Vicki Delany

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Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #4)

Vicki Delany
From Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs - Hudson Talbott

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From Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs

Hudson Talbott
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