Thank you for participating!

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 - 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)

Events & Classes (Reading Program)

September 29

9:30am - 10am
Baby Storytime (Livestream)

Baby Storytime (Livestream)

0-24 months

September 29

10am - 11am
Morning Book Club (Online Meeting)

Morning Book Club (Online Meeting)

18 + up

September 29

7pm - 8:30pm
CANCELLED - Medicare Made Clear (Webinar)

CANCELLED - Medicare Made Clear (Webinar)

General Audience

September 30

School Deliveries: First Day to Reserve

School Deliveries: First Day to Reserve

General Audience

September 30

9:30am - 10am
Toddler Storytime (Livestream)

Toddler Storytime (Livestream)

2-3 years

October 1

Hilda the Dragon Arrives Today!

Hilda the Dragon Arrives Today!

Family

October 1

Kids & Pets Costume Contest: Accepting Submissions

Kids & Pets Costume Contest: Accepting Submissions

Family, General Audience

October 1

9:30am - 10am
Preschool Storytime (Livestream)

Preschool Storytime (Livestream)

3-5 years

October 1

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Exploring AntiRacism and Social Justice Through Poetry (Virtual)

Exploring AntiRacism and Social Justice Through Poetry (Virtual)

General Audience

October 1

7pm - 8:30pm
Salt in My Soul (Webinar)

Salt in My Soul (Webinar)

General Audience

October 3

2pm - 3pm
How to Talk about Race with Your Kids - or Anyone! (Webinar)

How to Talk about Race with Your Kids - or Anyone! (Webinar)

General Audience

October 5

School Deliveries: First Day of Deliveries

School Deliveries: First Day of Deliveries

General Audience

October 6

12am - 12am
Get Ready for Kindergarten (Free Activities to Download)

Get Ready for Kindergarten (Free Activities to Download)

18 + up

October 6

9:30am - 10am
Baby Storytime (Livestream)

Baby Storytime (Livestream)

0-24 months

October 6

5pm - 7:30pm
Legal Advice Clinic (By Phone)

Legal Advice Clinic (By Phone)

18 + up

October 7

9:30am - 10am
Toddler Storytime (Livestream)

Toddler Storytime (Livestream)

2-3 years

October 7

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Graphic Novel Book Club : The Tea Dragon Society (Online Meeting)

Graphic Novel Book Club : The Tea Dragon Society (Online Meeting)

8-11 years

October 7

6:30pm - 8pm
Writing Noir in Columbus (Webinar)

Writing Noir in Columbus (Webinar)

18 + up

October 8

9:30am - 10am
Preschool Storytime (Livestream)

Preschool Storytime (Livestream)

3-5 years

October 8

6:30pm - 8pm
The Forgotten Victoria: Author Visit with Clare McHugh (Webinar)

The Forgotten Victoria: Author Visit with Clare McHugh (Webinar)

General Audience

What We're Reading What We're Reading

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team - Elise Hooper

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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team

Elise Hooper
The Happy Day - Ruth Krauss

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The Happy Day

Ruth Krauss
The Last Bathing Beauty - Amy Sue Nathan

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The Last Bathing Beauty

Amy Sue Nathan
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America - Stacey Abrams

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Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Stacey Abrams
The Black Flamingo - Dean Atta

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The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta
Miles Morales: Spider-Man - Jason Reynolds

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Jason Reynolds
The Case of the Reincarnated Client (Vish Puri, #5) - Tarquin Hall

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The Case of the Reincarnated Client (Vish Puri, #5)

Tarquin Hall
This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More - Uma Naidoo

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This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More

Uma Naidoo
Most People - Michael Leannah

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Most People

Michael Leannah
The Kindness Book - Todd Parr

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The Kindness Book

Todd Parr
Searching for Sylvie Lee - Jean Kwok

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Searching for Sylvie Lee

Jean Kwok
The World Without Us - Alan Weisman

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The World Without Us

Alan Weisman
The Disappearing Spoon: Young Readers Edition - Sam Kean

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The Disappearing Spoon: Young Readers Edition

Sam Kean
This Lovely City - Louise  Hare

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This Lovely City

Louise Hare
Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend - Catana Chetwynd

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Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

Catana Chetwynd
The Red Lotus - Chris Bohjalian

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The Red Lotus

Chris Bohjalian
In Pursuit of Inspiration: Trust Your Instincts and Make More Art (Creativity Exercises, Art Book for Artists Techniques) - Rae Dunn

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In Pursuit of Inspiration: Trust Your Instincts and Make More Art (Creativity Exercises, Art Book for Artists Techniques)

Rae Dunn
Master Class - Christina Dalcher

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Master Class

Christina Dalcher
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes, #5) - Nancy Springer

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The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes, #5)

Nancy Springer
Well-Behaved Indian Women - Saumya Dave

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Well-Behaved Indian Women

Saumya Dave
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