Healthy Habits - Summer Reading Challenge

Hello from The City Library! I’m Liesl, the Assistant Director of Community Engagement. I love the summer reading challenge that my team plans every year. This summer I am going to reread some of the books that I read as a kid. I’ve been spending a lot of time at home in my garden lately, and it’s made me want to read The Secret Garden again!

Summer is almost here, and even though The City Library isn’t open to the public yet, we are ready to help kids continue reading and learning with the Super Summer Challenge. With school closures, we know that you are worried about your kids falling behind. Our Super Summer Challenge is the perfect opportunity to read and explore and learn all summer, and there is a program for every age, so the whole family can join in!


This year’s Super Summer Challenge is fully online, so you, your kiddos, and even your teens can participate safely from home. Starting June 1st go to to learn all about the prizes you and your kids can receive for participating. There are three levels to complete the program. Each level that kids and/or parents complete will let you choose a ticket to enter a grand prize drawing. All of our grand prizes support local businesses!

With summer camps closing and the school year winding up, I know that parents are needing good ideas for things to do at home. The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge is more than just reading!  For example, suggested activities include making a “potion” out of leaves, flowers, and water. Or, your kids might try drawing a map of a fantasy world! A fun activity that kids and adults can do together is to make a reading fort and share a photo of it on social media by tagging @slcpl. We hope to help you and your family have fun while learning this summer!

Remember, when the Super Summer Challenge ends on August 8th you can pick up your completion prize - a new book to keep! PBS Utah is a sponsor of the Super Summer Challenge this year, and you will receive awesome PBS and PBS KIDS swag to go with your new book. You will also receive your choice of a $10 coupon to FanX or free entry into FanX on the Friday evening of the convention.

I hope you join us for the Super Summer Challenge, and that it helps you and your family have fun learning experiences all summer long!

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