2014 Summer Reading Challenge!

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Thanks for joining our Mad Scientist Club! You have until September 6 to get the prizes you earned from your library branch. See you next year!

Are you up to the challenge this summer?

The experiment this summer will be to see how many books you can read (if you can pull yourself away from your laboratory.) All kids under 18 in the city are challenged to join the Mad Scientist Club—read books, perform crazy experiments, and become a science wiz. The more minutes you read, the more levels you unlock. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Can you get to the final level by the end of the summer? Grab your lab coat—and start to read like mad!

Add to your Challenge Log May 27 – August 31

The more you read, the more levels you complete! Keep track of the time you read to meet each challenge. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Registration starts May 15.

Have fun!

We’ve got loads of special events planned!

Mad Scientist Workshops

Step into our laboratory, perform amazing feats of science and earn your Mad Scientist badge!

Don’t know what to read?

We have some great Mad Scientist book suggestions.

Why is Summer Reading important?

We can help keep your kids smart this summer.

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Thank you! Thank you! And you… and you too…

The Summer Reading Challenge was made possible by loads of sponsors and community partners. So many that we’ve dedicated a whole web page to sharing them with the world. Take a look. It’s a beautiful thing when a community comes together to do good stuff (you know, like encouraging kids to read).