Summer Reading Challenge 2017

From June 1 to August 19, build a better world at home or in your community! Read, explore, and create to win during our 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. Register by June 25 and be entered to win a LEGO Batman set.  



1. Complete 5 EXPLORE activities, such as:

  • Attend a library program
  • Get your library card
  • Visit a zoo or museum
  • Visit a local park
  • Volunteer
  • Make up your own activity!
  • Click to see the full list.

2. READ or LISTEN for 10 hours


3. Complete 5 CREATE activities, such as:

4. Fill out a Challenge Log as you complete activities.

5. Turn in the completed Challenge Log at your library and collect your prize. 


Children who finish the Challenge receive a book; adults get a book bag while supplies last. Each branch will award an Xbox One to one grand prize winner; additional prizes include food and movie gift packs and LEGO sets! Prizes are sponsored by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries. Beginning July 5, finishers may turn in their completed logs to their local library and collect their prize. View the prize list here.

Performers & Special Events:

Mid-Columbia Libraries has an exciting line up of Summer Reading Challenge activities and performances going on all summer long, including glow hikes on Badger Mountain, live animal presentations, concerts with the popular children's band Recess Monkey, and more. Check our events calendar for details