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Join the Summer Reading Challenge

Kids and Teens—read from now until July 28th and mark the map to gather prizes along the way. Get the map in the Smart Store Guide, at your local branch, or by downloading and printing it.

Sign Up for Summer Reading
(or visit any branch)

How To Play

  1. Cross out a box on your Summer Reading Map for each day you read from now until July 28, 2018.
  2. Bring your map into the library for a prize every five days you read.
  3. On the 40th  day, you will receive a ticket to a special celebration.
  4. Read for 50 days and earn an extra bonus prize.

2018 summer reading download map

Family Bingo

Team up with your reader to play Family BINGO! Moms, dads, grandmas, big sisters, even babysitters—anyone in your family can play to share books, playtime, and memories together!

Complete two lines of Family BINGO to enter to win the grand prize. The first 200 participants to complete two lines of BINGO will earn a special prize. One entry per caregiver. Entries must be received by July 28th, 2018.

Print & Play Family Bingo


Printable Activity Pages

Activities For Kids

Maraca March Activity Page
Maraca March

Kicky Kazoos Activity Page
Kicky Kazoos

Animal Sounds Word Search Activity Page
Animal Sounds Word Search

Spy Some Instruments Activity Page
Spy Some Instruments


Activities For Teens

Old School Makeovers Activity for Teens Page
Old School MC Makeovers


Kick-Off Events

Come to the kick-off event at your local branch for a fun start to the summer reading season.

DeHoff Memorial Branch
Monday, Jun 4 | 4 – 7 pm
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East Canton Branch
Wednesday, Jun 6 | 12:15 – 2 pm
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Jackson Township Branch
Monday, Jun 4 | 2 – 4pm
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Lake Community Branch
Monday, Jun 4 | 1 – 4 pm
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Main Library
Tuesday, Jun 5 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm
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Madge Youtz Branch
Monday, Jun 4 | 2 – 4 pm
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North Branch
Wednesday, Jun 6 | 1 – 4 pm
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Perry Sippo Branch
Thursday, Jun 7 | 11 am – 3 pm
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Plain Community Branch
Glen Oak Highschool Performing Arts Theatre
Thursday, Jun 7 | 2 – 3 pm
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Sandy Valley Branch
Saturday, Jun 2 | 1 – 4 pm
Fry Family Park
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Reading Lists

See these recommended picks from our librarians.

Read To Me Books

Elementary Books

Teen Books