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Children's 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Earn fun rewards for reading or listening to books!

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Did your kids participate in our Summer Reading Challenge? Please take this short survey to give us your feedback!

Over 1,500 kids have earned fun rewards this summer for reading or listening to books!

If you're among them, be sure you come in to pick up your reading rewards! The last day to pick up reading rewards is Saturday, September 2.

The t-shirt drawing is completed, and all winners have been emailed. If you won a t-shirt, please pick it up from the Children's Desk by Monday, August 21 OR let us know if you'll be delayed. After August 21, any unclaimed t-shirts will be awarded to another child in the drawing.

Reading Rewards for the Children's Summer Challenge

  • Registration: Bookmark
  • Complete 1st Week's Reading: Book Bag, Monical's Pizza coupon, McDonald's ice cream cone coupon
  • Complete 2nd Week's Reading: Temporary Tattoo, Dino glider, McDonald's small drink coupon
  • Complete 3rd Week's Reading: Papa Murphy's Mini-Murph Pizza coupon, McDonald's small fries coupon, Glow tube, ticket for the DPL Summer Reading T-shirt drawing
  • Complete 4th Week's Reading: McDonald's frozen beverage coupon, Crafty kit (alternate reward for littlest book listeners)
  • Complete 5th Week's Reading: Choice of a free book, Texas Roadhouse Kids Meal coupon, McDonald's cheeseburger coupon

Questions? Call the Children's Desk at 217-424-2900 ext. 5. Or email us at or message us via Facebook Messenger.

Thanks to our Summer Reading Sponsors!

and to Dr. Richard Lockmiller, for his long-time support of our Children's Summer Reading Program, in appreciation for his hometown Decatur Public Library.