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 fun prizes!
Who Can Participate? EVERYONE!Prizes awarded by age group:
Reading, learning, and helping are part of your daily activities. Keep track of the time you spend doing them, and they’ll all add up to awesome prizes in the Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Challenge!
For Early Learners Birth - Kindergarten
helping your family
picking up trash
helping a neighbor
youth group activities
As a special treat for Summer Challenge this year, the Newport Aquarium Animals are returning to DML! Get up close and personal with sting rays, sharks, and unique tidal pool creatures! The WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium’s WAVE on Wheels: Aquarium to YOU! programs will only be at multiple Branches in June. Register is required.
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 watch Take & Make Virtual Programs here.
It could be a craft activity, a storytime, a STEM experiment, or a program related to the OCEAN! There will be a wave of amazing programs this summer at the Library and they all count towards your Summer Challenge goals! Pop-Ups that are held outdoors (weather permitting). See our Pop-Up Programs here.
Earn prizes at 600, 1200, 1800, and 2400 points. Choose the prize you prefer from the options available at each level.
Prize choices are available while supplies last and can be picked up at any DML location any time before August 31, 2022. Ask about our curbside pickup if preferred.
Bubbles - Tote Bag - Dolphin Sand Toy - a Book
Jumbo Crayons - Modeling Clay
Color-changing Ruler - Eraser/Sharpener - 24 Crayons
Stencil - a Book
12 Colored Pencils - Tablet Stand - Drawstring Bag
Puzzle/Maze - Pen - Mini Journal - a Book
*(Prize choices are available while supplies last.)