Public libraries are a huge resource for free and cheap events and resources in any city, but the Columbus Metropolitan Library wants to reward everyone just for reading this summer.
The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 1 though July 31, 2023 to encourage people of all ages to read, from babies to adults.
Main Library Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Party
The main library is kicking off the Summer Reading Challenge with a party on Saturday, June 3 from 11 am – 1 pm. Activities include a LEGO display, drop in on a Shazzbots concert, explore an Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy refreshments, and so much more!
Main Library | 96 S. Grant Ave.
Free parking in attached garage
CML neighborhood branches are hosting kick-off parties from June 1-4; see dates below, and check with staff for details.
CML Summer Reading Challenge
The program is divided into four age categories, each with different rewards and prize opportunities for 30 days of reading (15 minutes per day).
Signups begin online on June 1. Pick up your signup prize at any CML location.
Read for 15 minutes a day, and earn various prizes, based on completing 10, 20, and 30 days. Once you reach 30 days, you earn a free book and entries for great prize drawings.
Summer Reading Challenge reading minutes and activities must be completed and entered online by July 31.
Check out the website for additional information and prizes, including gift card raffles, coupons, and more.
Adults can join the Challenge too, so sign up the whole family!
Register for the online Summer Reading Challenge
Login at columbuslibrary.org/summerreading
Get a library card for free if you don’t already have one. You’ll get access to all of the resources and branches of Columbus Metropolitan Library!
Other Summer Reading Challenge kick off parties
Check with your branch, or see calendar for details.
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Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
96. South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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