Summer Reading Challenge 2018


Libraries rock! From June 1 to August 17, read or listen for 15 hours for a chance to win during our 2018 Summer Reading Challenge. Register by June 29 for a chance to win a family fun prize package!



1. READ or LISTEN for 15 hours

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

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


    Complete these OPTIONAL activities for a chance to win a special prize. Click on the links below for a full list of activities.

    Complete 5 EXPLORE activities, such as:

    • Attend a library program
    • Get your library card
    • Visit a zoo, museum, or local park
    • Volunteer
    • Make up your own activity!

    Complete 5 CREATE activities, such as:

    • Write a story/poem/song
    • Draw/paint a picture
    • Do a science activity
    • Make up your own activity!



    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 grand prizes such as a Nintendo Switch, Hatchimals, LEGO sets, kick scooters, and more! Prizes are sponsored by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries. Beginning July 9, 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 owls at the library, concerts with popular children's bands Recess Monkey and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, and more. Check our events calendar for details.