Summer Reading Challenge 2019


The Summer Reading Challenge has now ended. Check back next year for another great summer of reading, programs, and prizes!

Books are out of this world! From June 1 to August 17, explore a universe of stories by reading or listening for 15 hours for a chance to win during our 2019 Summer Reading Challenge.



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, L.O.L. Surprise! Fuzzy Pets, Fingerlings collectibles, LEGO sets, and more! Prizes are sponsored by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries. Beginning July 8, 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 lineup of Summer Reading Challenge activities and performances going on all summer long, including a glow hike on Badger Mountain, concerts by popular children's bands Recess Monkey and The Lucky Band (formerly Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band), Reptile Zoo presentations at every branch, and more. Check our event calendar for details.



    Out of This World Titles