Summer Reading Challenges 2023 | Columbus Moms Network

Summer is here, and it’s time to head to the pool, visit new parks and playgrounds, or maybe even go on vacation.  It’s also a great time for your child to spend some time reading over the summer as well!  Thankfully there are a number of Summer Reading Challenges in our area that will encourage your child to read, reward them for doing so, and hopefully grow and continue their love of reading. I’ve listed the Summer Reading Challenges in our area, so find the closest program (s) and start reading! When you visit a Library to sign up, don’t forget to check out some books to get the reading started!

Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up begins June 1. Read 15 minutes a day to earn prizes plus earn entries into raffles for even more prizes! To sign up starting June 1, stop in any location, visit this page or download the free Beanstack app through the App Store or Google Play.

Worthington Libraries Summer Reading Club

Runs May 25-July 30.

Southwest Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Runs June 3 – July 30

The theme for this years challenge is “All Together Now.”

Westerville Public Library Summer Reading Program

Program runs May 26- July 31.

  1. Register yourself & your family. (May 26July 31)
  2. Set your reading goal. Try to stretch yourself until at least July 1.
  3. Read!
  4. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.
Delaware County District Library Summer Reading Club

Program runs May 30 – August 12

Hey there, campers! Welcome to the Summer Reading Club! At the Delaware County District Library, readers of all ages are invited to explore the fun of Summer Reading Club. Participants ages 0-17 are welcome to join the Youth Summer Reading Club, and those ages 18 and older can join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Grandview Heights Public Library Summer Reading Club

Program runs May 30-July 31

The more you read, the more chances you have to WIN! Earn great prizes by attending fun programs, completing challenges, and reaching your reading goals on Beanstack!


Marysville Public Library Summer Reading Program

Program runs May 22 – July 28.  The theme this year is “All Together Now.”

Bexley Public Library Summer Community Read

June 2- August 6

Check back in with us on June 2 for details about registration, special events, reading trackers, BINGO cards, bookmark contest, and more!

Upper Arlington Public Library Summer Library Club

UAPL Summer Reading Program – Stay tuned for announcements about this year’s Summer Reading Program, in which everyone, from babies to adults, are encouraged to participate for prizes, included a chance to win a grand prize.

Plain City Public Library Summer Reading Program

May 26- July 31.

The Plain City Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program begins May 26th! The Summer Reading Program offers participants rewards for reading over the summer months. The Plain City Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program for kids (ages 3 – 12), teens (12-17), and adults (18 and up).

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

May 4 – September 7, 2023

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.


Rusty Bucket Bucketeer Bookwarms

The Bucketeer Bookworm Reading Program is designed to encourage kids to read. Enrolling is child’s play: just visit your neighborhood Bucket and ask for your Bucketeer Bookworm Bookmark Tracker.

  • When they finish five books, they earn a complimentary kid’s meal.
  • Visit your favorite Rusty Bucket location to pick up your Bucketeer Bookworm Bookmark Tracker today!

*Offer includes one complimentary kids meal with beverage for one child with each 5 books read per adult entrée purchased (dine-in only). Offer does not include tax and gratuity

Half Price Books Summer Reading Camp

Summer Reading Camp Returns June 1! Register now to receive reminders, reading lists and activities to get your little ones excited for the fun things to come!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.

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