Summer Reading Challenges 2024 - Columbus Moms Network

Summer is almost 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 2024 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! Most of these programs are for all ages, including families with young kids who are not yet independent readers!

Some of the Challenges have not confirmed dates and program details yet, this list will be updated once the information is released!

Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Challenge

June 1-July 31, 2024

Sign up begins June 1. Register as an individual or as a family to track your reading and earn fabulous prizes!

Worthington Libraries Summer Reading Club

Runs May 23-July 28, 2024

The Summer Reading Club kicks off on May 23, 2024. Check back soon!

Southwest Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Starts June 1

Westerville Public Library Summer Reading Program

Program runs May 24- July 31.

  1. Register yourself & your family. (May 24July 31)
  2. Pick up an incentive prize – I Heart My Library decal or axolotl sticker. (While supplies last.)
  3. Set your reading goal.
  4. Read!
  5. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.
Delaware County District Library Summer Reading Club

Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, July 27

Hello there, adventurers! 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. This year, kids ages 0-12 are welcome to join our Kids Club, teens have their own Teen Club, and readers ages 18 and older can join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Grandview Heights Public Library Summer Reading Club

Program runs May 28-August 4

The more you read, the more chances you have to WIN! Celebrate the library’s 100th anniversary all summer long! Earn great prizes by attending fun programs, completing challenges, and reaching your reading goals on Beanstack.


Marysville Public Library Summer Reading Program

1. Visit us to pick up a reading log!

2.  Keep track of the days (Youth) or hours (Adult) you read!

3.  Earn prizes along the way for reading!

Bexley Public Library Summer Community Read

2024 Summer Reading Program details coming soon!

Upper Arlington Public Library Summer Library Club

June  1- July 31

For every seven days of reading, you can enter the online grand prize drawing for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Plain City Public Library Summer Reading Program

Starts May 24

The Plain City Public Library’s 2024 Summer Reading Program begins May 24th! 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 9 – September 12, 2024

From May 9 – September 12, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.


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

Get ready to hit the road during Summer Reading Camp! BW is taking a few friends (and more than a few books) on a reading road trip. Want to come along? The fun starts June 1, but register below today and keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

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.

Happy Reading!

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