Dayton Metro Library Summer Reading Challenge


Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, supports many statewide outreach programs to encourage young, bright minds to see all of life’s educational possibilities.

This summer, we are proud to partner again with the Dayton Metro Library to support their Summer Challenge — “Adventure Begins At Your Library.”

Running from June 1 to July 31, Summer Challenge encourages families as they help children develop their love of reading by promoting a daily habit of reading or learning.

Simply track your daily progress to earn free books! You can earn a free book of your choice after 15 days of reading or learning, and again after 30 days. After 45 days of reading, you can earn a DML tote bag. All prizes will be available at Dayton Metro Library branches prior to Aug. 10. The prizes are available while supplies last.

You can register for “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Challenge online or by calling (937) 463-2665.

Dayton Metro Library Free To Belong logoDayton Metro Library is also offering family events across all their branches to support the Summer Challenge and make reading fun for everyone. A list of all the library events is available. Don’t miss these special events:

Library Card Day at the Boonshoft

June 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

“Adventure Begins At Your Library” and the adventure continues at the Boonshoft! For one day only, admission to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is free when you show your library card. Library staff will be on hand to help any patron sign up for a free library card. Register onsite for Summer Challenge too! For families.

Camping 101

July 23

Burkhardt Branch: 10 – 11 a.m.

Huber Heights Branch: 1 – 2 p.m.

Trotwood Branch: 4 – 5 p.m.

July 25

Wilmington Stroop Branch: 10 – 11 a.m.

Northmont Branch: 1 – 2 p.m.

West Branch: 4 – 5 p.m.

Join us as we talk about all things camping. Camp Kern will cover the basics of camping: gear needed, packing, set up, and give a fire-making demonstration and activity where the children will get to assist in building and lighting a fire (all in a contained metal bucket). Make and roast s’mores too! Registration required. For grades 1-4

Teen Library Takeover

July 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Miami Township Branch

Huber Heights Branch

West Branch

This after-hours event will be packed with an exclusive author chat with a young adult author, games, crafts, and food! Registration required. For grades 7 – 12.

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