Summer Reading 2023 is here! Participants of all ages are encouraged to make reading a habit by tracking daily reading and earning prizes throughout the summer. Participants can register throughout the summer, but there are some special rewards for early birds:
- Register at Comic Fest on May 27 for a chance to win 4 King’s Island tickets. Wear a costume for an extra raffle ticket.
- Children (0-17) who register at any library location between May 27 – June 3 receive a coupon for a free book at the Pop-Up Children’s Book Sale on June 2-3.
Summer Reading participants will earn prizes for every 10 days they read. Complete a whole 30-day reading log for a free book and entry into the grand prize raffle drawing. Teens who finish their reading log are also invited to the annual Teen Lock-In.
This year’s grand prizes include $50 gift cards, Nintendo Switch Lite, Cricut Explore Air 2, Pyxel Coding Dog, Nerf set, how-to-draw set, and preschool building set.
Summer Reading is made possible through our local community supporters including the Friends of the Pickerington Public Library, King’s Island, Ohio Renaissance Fair, Ohio State Fair, and Ohio State Parks. Local business supporters include Nothing Bundt Cakes, Combustion Brewery, Crumbl, Al’s Delicious Popcorn, Heartland Bank, Raising Cane’s, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen.
Visit the Events page for more information, including registration for some events.
Kids and Families:
- Storytimes for ages 0-5
- Drop-in open art classes
- Magicians, musicians, animal guests, and more!
- Summer Reading Finale at the Wigwam Event Center
Tweens and Teens:
- Escape Room with Out of the Box Adventures
- Write & Refresh Café with Sorso Coffee
- DIY Cat Toys for service hours with Cat Welfare Association
- Teen Finances workshops with Traci Bakenhaster
- Book clubs hosted by Combustion Brewery and Sorso Coffee
- “Vital Essentials” Cooking classes with Umami Soul
- Preservative demonstrations with OSU Extension
- Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with Columbus Literacy Council