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BLAST OFF

It’s a Summer of Reading, Learning & FUN


Here are 25 Reasons to take the Summer Challenge

 How do I get started?


Two Ways to Register and Keep Track:

  • Register at YOUR Library and get a paper tracker.

  • Register and keep track online.
    Parents & Caregivers can register and easily manage online accounts for more than one child.

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girl reading WHAT COUNTS?

  • Time spent reading (books, eBooks, comics, graphic novels)
  • Time spent being read to
  • Time spent listening to audiobooks
  • Attending Library programs
  • Accomplishing Early Learning Activities (Kindergarten and Younger)
  • Prizes awarded for 5, 15, 30, 45 & 60 hours spent reading or engaging in activities.

Everyone who reaches 3600 Minutes is invited to aboonshoft

BOONSHOFT MUSEUM TAKEOVER

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 4 - 7 PM

Admission for two (one must be age 18+) to Space Theater and Planetarium Shows, Science On A Sphere, Live Animal Encounters, the Tidal Pool, museum exhibits, and refreshments. (Grades 7-12 may choose admission to the TEEN LOCK-IN at the Main Library on August 3 instead of the Boonshoft Museum Takeover.)

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TEEN LOCK-IN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 | 7-11 PM

(Teens, grades 7-12, who reach 3600 minutes read may choose this event instead of the Boonshoft Museum Takeover.) Learn more



READING PROGRESS PRIZES prizes

Birth - Age 3

  • Bubbles
  • Snack Cup
  • Brand New Books

Preschool - K

  • Foam Alien Hat
  • Squishy Astronaut
  • Brand New Books

Grades 1 - 3

  • Moon Pen
  • Squishy Glow Moon
  • Brand New Books

Grades 4 - 6

  • Globe Light Up Pen
  • Flying Rocket
  • Brand New Books

Grades 7 - 8

  • Astronaut Pen
  • Flying Rocket
  • Brand New Books

Grades 9 - 12

  • Rocket Pen
  • Sports Bag
  • Brand New Books
YOU COULD WIN!
GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS
   at each Branch Library

All those who reach 3600 minutes will be entered in the GRAND PRIZE drawing at each Branch Library. Reach more than 3600 minutes? Earn another entry in the drawing for each additional 60 minutes. Grand Prize drawings will be held after August 3, 2019.

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Kindergarten + Younger

Admission for 4 to CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK includes a ride on the beautiful, local-themed CAROUSEL!
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GRADES 1 - 6

Tickets for 4 to THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE includes choice of Digital 3D Theater or Flight Simulator!*
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GRADES 7 - 12

Voucher for membership to WRIGHT B FLYER, Inc. includes ONE FREE RIDE in the Wright B Flyer plane!*

*(Height limits apply.)

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ENTERTAINMENT, HANDS-ON CREATIVITY, GAMES, CONTESTS & PRIZES

This festive family event celebrates the SUMMER CHALLENGE! Enjoy all the free activities indoors and out, and sign up for the Summer Challenge if you haven’t already.

Game Truck • Chalk Artist • Giant Inflatable Slide • Face Painting • Kids Circus Acts • Creative Balloon Sculptures • DJ Basim and the Lip Sync Battle • Cosmo and Pip
+ so much more!

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PLUS...

The WORLD PREMIER of...

FELIX & FIONA'S MUSICAL ADVENTURE

2:30 & 3:30 PM in the Eichelberger Forum

Admission and all activities are FREE!
Food trucks will be on hand for the purchase of food and beverages. The event takes place rain or shine.

SUMMER CHALLENGE

SPONSORS

Air Force Museum Foundation
Carillon Historical Park
Friends of the Dayton Metro Library
Junior League of Dayton
National Aviation Heritage Area
National Museum of the United States Air Force
State Library of Ohio, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
ThinkTV
Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company
Virginia W. Kettering Foundation
WHIO-TV
Wright B. Flyer Inc.

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