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Summer Reading Clubs are Launching Now at Columbus and Central Ohio Libraries!

Summer Reading Clubs can keep kids entertained and motivated over the summer! Check out this list of Columbus and Central Ohio Summer Reading Programs hosted by local libraries!

As an adult winner of a Summer Reading Challenge prize a few years ago, I can personally say that these Summer Reading Programs are for all ages!

Check out one (or more) of these Central Ohio Summer Reading Programs to keep your kids focused on the goal! There are prizes involved and some of them are pretty cool! 

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Columbus Metropolitan Library

Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Dates: June 1 – July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Sign up at one of the library branches or download the READSquared App. Enter your reading minutes on to your Game Board and compete Mission Challenges in order to be entered into raffles for prizes like gift cards, books, a bike and more!

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Worthington Libraries

Theme: Dive Into Reading!
Dates: May 31 – July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages 

Register online or in person. You can pick up or download your game guide at any Worthington Libraries location. Receive prizes based on the amount of time spent “playing”. You can play by reading, attending library programs or completing DIY activities.

Prizes include coupons, books, and a grand prize drawing.

Westerville Public Library

Theme: Read & Make a Splash!
Dates: May 27-July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Set your own reading goal and once you reach your goal, stop by the library to pick up your prize! Prizes include books a free coupon for a Chicken Salad Chick kids meal, a 1-day pool pass for Highlands Park Aquatic Center. (While supplies last.)and an entry in a grand prize drawing for all participants who met their goal.

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Grandview Heights Public Library

Theme: An Ocean of Possibilities!
Dates: May 31 – July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Use the App to track your reading online! Earn prizes by logging your reading, completing weekly challenged and a BINGO board or attending a program. Prizes include a coupons, a t-shirt, a bracelet and books!

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Southwest Public Libraries

Theme: Oceans of Possibilities
Dates: June 4–July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Register online or in person. Earn points for reading, completing missions and participating in programs. There will be in person performances, special programs and prizes! Click the link for a list of upcoming performances!

Adults can read and submit book reviews to earn raffle points for end of challenge gift card raffle.

Bexley Public Library

Theme: Oceans of Possibilities!
Dates: June 3 – July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Register online or in person. Adults can complete a community read bingo card! Track your reading in order to earn raffle prizes. A kick of party takes place on June 3, 2022!

Also enter the bookmark contest and color a star reader page to place in your front window! 

Upper Arlington Public Library

Theme: Ocean of Possibilities!
Dates: June 1 – July 31, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: stop by any Upper Arlington Public Library location to pick up a reading log. For each day you read, color in an ocean animal exploring the deep sea. Once you’ve finished your sheet, visit the library to receive prizes like coupons from local businesses, books, stickers and more raffle prizes!

Delaware County District Library

Theme: Oceans of Possibilities!
Dates: May 28 – August 19, 2022
Ages: All ages

How it works: Download the reading log or pick one up at your local branch to keep track of your reading. Read 12 hours throughout the summer and collect prizes at the 6 and 12 hour benchmarks.

Prizes include coupons, discounts and giveaways from local businesses. Adults can win prizes for reading books and attending programs. Check the link for special events taking place throughout the summer!

Pickerington Public Library 

Theme: Violet’s Ocean Adventure!
Dates: May 21 – ? 2022
Ages: All ages

Track your reading on a paper log from the library or on the READsquared app. Complete 15 hours of reading to win prizes! Participants will earn rewards when they reach their reading goals. Complete the whole reading log for a free book and entry into the grand prize raffle drawing.

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Summer Reading Programs in Columbus Ohio

Amanda

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Another one also... Subury already started! https://www.yourcl.org/

Amanda

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Omg can't type. Sunbury

TSteele

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Upper Arlington’s Summer Reading begins June 1st.

Julie Miller

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Great! Thank you!