Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Now Through July 31

Get ready for a fun-filled summer of new challenges, activities, and events!

How to Get Started

Visit any of the 41 library locations through July 31 to begin your Summer Reading adventure! This year, there are new challenges for kids and teens, awesome activities for all ages, and fun family-friendly events all summer long.

To kick off the Summer Reading fun, kids and teens receive these free items when they join:

  • Summer challenge sheet
  • Book to keep
  • Cincinnati Reds game voucher (while supplies last)

Kids 25-Day Challenge

Ages 12 and Under

Read, Create, Explore, and Discover!

Track your reading and other activities for 25 days this summer. Place a sticker from your Challenge Sticker Sheet each time you complete an activity. Once your Challenge Board is full, bring it to any library location and select a prize! Limit one Challenge Board per participant.

Bonus Challenge! For those looking for a jam-packed summer of discovery, return the 25-day Challenge Board by July 16 to receive a bonus 15-day Challenge Board. Return the bonus Challenge Board by July 31 to select a bonus prize. Limit one bonus Challenge Board per participant.

Teen Bingo Challenge

Ages 13-18

Choose your own adventure!

Read and explore Library resources to complete a Bingo Challenge. Return your completed challenge sheet to any library location by July 31 for a special prize! Limit one Bingo Challenge per participant.

Bonus Challenge! Summer Reading speedrunners who return the Bingo Challenge by July 16 can receive a bonus Bingo Challenge. Return the bonus Bingo Challenge by July 31 to select a bonus prize. Limit one bonus Bingo Challenge per participant.


Read to Earn Prizes

Every kid or teen who signs up for Summer Reading will receive a free book! Books in Spanish for young kids will be available by request.

Kids and teens can earn completion prizes for reading throughout the summer! Participants can select one prize after completing their Challenge Board or Bingo Challenge. Anyone who completes their bonus Challenge Board or Bingo Challenge can choose a second prize!

Visit any library location to check out these prize options:

  • Color Changing Cup w/ Lid & Straw
  • Phone Stand Wallet
  • Pop Fidget Wrist Band w/ Key Chain
  • Color Pencil Tin

H.B., E.W. & F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation

Edelweiss Foundation

Ed and Joann Hubert Foundation

Turner Construction Foundation

Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation 

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