Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Challenge yourself to a summer of reading...

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

  1. Register yourself & your family. (May 24-July 31)
  2. Pick up an incentive prize - I Heart My Library decal or axolotl sticker. (While supplies last.)
  3. Set your reading goal.
  4. Read!
  5. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.

Completion prizes include:

  • Choose a book.
  • Get coupons for area restaurants and attractions, including:
    • Cheryl's Cookies - 2 free cookies with $5 purchase
    • Family Room Coffee Shop - free cookie
    • Java Central - 50% off Italian soda
    • Lilylimes - 20% off
    • Local Cantina - free taco
    • McDonalds - free small fry
    • Ohio State Fair - free admission for ages 5-18
    • Ohio State Parks - $10 off camping or lodge stay
    • Rita's of Westerville Ohio - free kid's Italian ice
    • Texas Roadhouse - free kids meal
  • 1 entry in a grand prize drawing if you meet your goal.

Grand Prizes

Earn a chance at grand prize drawings when you meet your goal. Grand prize drawings will be held after July 31. Winners will be contacted by phone or email. 

  • $100 VISA gift card
  • Axolotl stuffie basket
  • "Blast From the Past" basket - includes Polaroid camera, LEGO set (retro roller skate), and jellyfish lava lamp
  • Columbus Zoo family membership
  • Highlands pool pass for 2025 (7 resident family/2 non-resident family)
  • Local experiences package - includes Ohio History Connection (4 tickets), Westerville Golf (free mini golf coupons), $50 Star Lanes Polaris gift card, and Lilylimes (adventure pack)
  • Megan Lee Designs basket
  • Uptown restaurants gift card bundle
  • Uptown Arts & Clay + Blend Candle Co. + Friends of the Library shop gift card bundle


  • Can I join? Yes! All ages are welcome.
  • When do I start? Register between May 24 and July 31.
  • What should I read? Read anything. Read everything. Read aloud to others or to yourself. Books, ebooks, all counts. Want some suggestions? Request a personalized recommendation (ages 18+) or subscription bundle (ages 0-18).
  • Why should I participate? Fight summer boredom or reconnect with your favorite pastime. Reading can reduce stress, increase empathy for others and keep your mind sharp. And it's fun!
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