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.

Tip: Have you participated in another reading challenge with us? You can use that same username and password to sign up and keep track of the books you’ve read online. Log in. Then choose Account > Add Reader or Program.

Don't remember your username? 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)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt
The Pinballs - Betsy Byars

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The Pinballs

Betsy Byars
One Step Behind  (Kurt Wallander, #7) - Henning Mankell

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One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander, #7)

Henning Mankell
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Kerry Patterson
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #2) - Leigh Bardugo

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Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #2)

Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #3) - Leigh Bardugo

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Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #3)

Leigh Bardugo
A Woodland Miracle (The Amish Wonders #2) - Ruth  Reid

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A Woodland Miracle (The Amish Wonders #2)

Ruth Reid
A Dream of Miracles (The Amish Wonders #3) - Ruth  Reid

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A Dream of Miracles (The Amish Wonders #3)

Ruth Reid
The Angel of Forest Hill - Cindy Woodsmall

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The Angel of Forest Hill

Cindy Woodsmall
Sadie - Courtney Summers

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Sadie

Courtney Summers
Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs - Keena Roberts

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Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

Keena Roberts
The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine - Thomas   Morris

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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

Thomas Morris
Virgil Wander - Leif Enger

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Virgil Wander

Leif Enger
Unpregnant - Jenni Hendriks

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Unpregnant

Jenni Hendriks
Midnight at the Blackbird Café - Heather Webber

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Midnight at the Blackbird Café

Heather Webber
Home in the Woods - Eliza Wheeler

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Home in the Woods

Eliza Wheeler
The Shortest Day - Susan Cooper

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The Shortest Day

Susan Cooper
Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

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Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner
We Are Water Protectors - Carole Lindstrom

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We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom
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