DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – For many children, summer vacation means time away from school, homework, and learning. Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Challenge programs aims to keep kids reading, engaging, and progressing in a fun environment.
The Summer Challenge runs from May 17 through August 3 with categories for all ages of children from babies through high school. Online and paper tracking is available for participants to log the time spent reading, being read to, attending library programs, or accomplishing simple learning activities.
All participants who reach the 3600-minute level (60 hours of reading and activities) will be entered into drawings for:
Admission for 4 to Carillon Historical Park, includes a ride on the beautiful, local-themed carousel, for kindergarten & younger.
Admission for 4 to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, includes a choice of the Digital 3D Theater or Flight Simulator, for grades 1-6 (height limits apply).
Membership to Wright B Flyer, Inc. includes one flight on the Wright B Flyer plane, for grades 7-12 (height limits apply).
Additionally, all participants who reach the 3600 minute level will be invited to a special takeover of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on November 2. This event includes Planetarium and Science Theater shows, live animal encounters, Science on a Sphere, all museum exhibits, and refreshments, too.
“We are so excited to offer prizes that really reward the efforts of young people who work so hard to read, learn, and reach their goals in the Summer Challenge,” said Mandie Burns, Dayton Metro Library’s Youth Services Director. “These experiences will bring family members together to continue building a supportive environment in which learning is both important and fun.”
You can sign your child up for the Summer Challenge at any branch of the Dayton Metro Library starting May 17, or register online starting May 1.