Read, Learn + Help!
Dayton Metro Library is excited to host our annual summer reading program. This year, it’s a different kind of Summer Challenge with lots of new activities that count towards goals. You can check out digital and physical books (of course!), watch wonderful online performances, participate in virtual summer camps, complete electronic activities, or enjoy any school, parent or community organization’s recommended enrichment activities. All your fun this summer adds up, helping you earn imagination-themed prizes!
Reading, learning and helping are part of your daily activities. Now you can keep tack of the time you spend doing them, and they’ll all add up to prizes in the Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Challenge!
For Early Learners Birth - Kindergarten
caring for siblings
picking up trash
helping a neighbor
Pick up free, fun activities at your Library and do them at home! We’ll provide instructions and supplies, or a list of supplies you’re likely to have on hand. Plus, we’ll connect you to some great virtual programs so you can learn more about nature, animals, and science concepts. Different activities will be offered for Families (young children needing assistance), Grades 1-6 (minimal assistance), or Teens (independent). The time you spend on them counts in the Summer Challenge! Learn more and register for Take & Make Virtual Programs here.
It could be a craft activity. It might be a storytime. It could be an art project or a STEM experiment! Programs will be POPPING UP this summer outside your Library (weather permitting, following health and safety guidelines). Count your attendance in the Summer Challenge! See our Pop-Up Programs here..
Earn prizes at 600 points, 1200 points, 1800 points, and 2400 points. Choose the prize you prefer from the options available at each level.
*(Prize choices are available while supplies last.)