Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Once upon a time, at a library near, the Summer Reading Challenge brought kids and adults hours of cheer. From June 1 to August 14, imagine your story by reading or listening for 15 hours for a chance to win!

For the health and safety of our customers, staff, and guest performers, all Summer Reading Challenge programs will be online this year. Check out the weekly activities below for fun, educational projects you can complete at home; a new theme and activities will be posted each week! Follow us on Facebook for special events.


Finisher Prize Pickup Aug. 19-Sept. 15:

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19, Summer Reading Challenge finishers can turn in your completed logs and/or bingo sheets at your local library and pick up your free book or book bag using our contactless curbside pickup service.

Everyone who turns in their completed form(s) will be eligible to win a Nintendo Switch. Please bring your form(s) with you during your visit, and don't forget to wear a mask! 

You can turn in your papers and pick up your prizes until Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2020. We will draw our grand prize winners at that time.

Check out the menu of book options for kids ages 0-12. Book selection is first come, first served.





1. Register online.

2. READ or LISTEN for 15 hours.

3. Fill out a challenge log as you complete activities.

4. Turn in the completed challenge log at your library and collect your finisher prize. 

5. Optional: Complete 5 Explore and 5 Create activities for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Teens & Adults:

1. Register online.

2. Play Book Bingo! Read books in the categories listed to earn a bingo by completing a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line.

3. Turn in your bingo card at your local library and collect your finisher prize. 


Kids ages 12 and under who finish the challenge receive a free book; kids 13 and older and adults get a book bag, while supplies last. All finishers will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch! Prizes are sponsored by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries. From Aug. 19 through Sept. 30, finishers may turn in their completed logs to their local library and collect their prize. Click here to view prizes.

Performers & Special Events:

Mid-Columbia Libraries is working with our partners to offer virtual programs, including concerts on Zoom with fun, witty singer Eric Herman on July 8 at 11 am and Latin Grammy-winning children's group The Lucky Band on July 24 at 11 am. Check our web calendar or Facebook events for details.

At-Home Activities for All Ages

Check back every week to explore new activities with different, imaginative themes! This week's theme is: Royalty!

Click here to view previous activities.