Kids and Teens Invited to Discover Summer with the Library’s 2022 Learning Challenge

CINCINNATI — As schools let out for the summer, libraries fill the gap, becoming learning and exploration centers filled with fun activities and innovative learning incentives.

Starting June 1, kids and teens can stop by any of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library's 41 locations to register and pick up their free Discover Summer kit. This year's kit includes:

  • A Discover Summer activity booklet with activities and kid-set summer goals.
  • A free book to keep.
  • A literacy calendar especially for preschool families.

Using their activity booklet, participants are invited to set three Discovery goals and complete check-ins with Library staff to earn badges all summer. Participants will also be entered to win a grand prize when they complete their three Discovery goals.

One grand prize winner will be chosen at each location at summer’s end. Last day to enter is August 1.

“It’s summer in Cincinnati and that means reading, fun and learning at your local Library,” said Paula Brehm-Heeger, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. “From reading to learning a new skill, the Library near your home is a great way to help kids in our community stay sharp all summer long – and ready for the next school year.”

Select libraries across Hamilton County will also serve free summer meals Monday-Friday, at various times. Visit, opens a new window for dates, locations, and serving times.

“We, of course, love our Libraries and want them to do well serving our communities,” Alexia Loyanich, The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, opens a new window executive director said. “We are thrilled to again support Discover Summer to help ensure every child in our community has an opportunity to succeed.”

Thanks to these generous sponsors who support Discover Summer: The Library Foundation of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, opens a new window, Friends of the Public Library, Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation, and the Luther Charitable Foundation.

For more information call 513-369-6900 or visit, opens a new window, which includes a full donor list.