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 participants who meet their goal will be entered in a drawing for grand prizes.
  • (Details about prize pickup to be announced.)

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? Request a personalized recommendationOr try these suggestions.

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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)

Chalk Talk!

Kick off summer with a personalized sidewalk chalk drawing from the Westerville Public Library. For ages 0-11Learn more.

Events & Classes (Reading Program)

What We're Reading What We're Reading

The Sparrow Sisters - Ellen Herrick

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The Sparrow Sisters

Ellen Herrick
First Test (Protector of the Small, #1) - Tamora Pierce

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First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)

Tamora Pierce
Hamlet - William Shakespeare

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Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Untamed - Glennon Doyle

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Untamed

Glennon Doyle
Page (Protector of the Small, #2) - Tamora Pierce

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Page (Protector of the Small, #2)

Tamora Pierce
James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl

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James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl
The Glass Hotel - Emily St. John Mandel

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The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel
A Mother's Secret (Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel #2) - Amy Clipston

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A Mother's Secret (Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel #2)

Amy Clipston
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Years, #12) - Jan Karon

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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Years, #12)

Jan Karon
A Dublin Student Doctor  (Irish Country #6) - Patrick Taylor

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A Dublin Student Doctor (Irish Country #6)

Patrick Taylor
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Erika L. Sánchez

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika L. Sánchez
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery, #1) - Traci Wilton

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Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery, #1)

Traci Wilton
How to Change a Life - Stacey Ballis

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How to Change a Life

Stacey Ballis
Lady Luck's Map of Vegas - Barbara Samuel

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Lady Luck's Map of Vegas

Barbara Samuel
The American Heiress - Daisy Goodwin

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The American Heiress

Daisy Goodwin
Recipes for Love and Murder (Tannie Maria Mystery, #1) - Sally Andrew

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Recipes for Love and Murder (Tannie Maria Mystery, #1)

Sally Andrew
Be Not Far from Me - Mindy McGinnis

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Be Not Far from Me

Mindy McGinnis
The Henna Artist - Alka Joshi

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The Henna Artist

Alka Joshi
The Jetsetters - Amanda Eyre Ward

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The Jetsetters

Amanda Eyre Ward
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss - Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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