Summer Library Challenge 2020

2020 Summer Library Challenge at the Meriden Public Library

How it works:

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Watch this video of Library Staff explaining the Summer Library Challenge!

  1. Sign up as a Family or Teams! If you have multiple children we highly encourage you sign up as a family. Individuals can also sign up.
  2. Each week, mark which days you & your family members read and
  3. Complete tasks in our weekly & special challenges (see below for more information about the challenges!). You can download and print each weeks Challenge Log! Find the PDFs in a Google Drive Folder by clicking HERE. Have questions? E-mail Miss Meg at
  4. Submit the form here once a week, at the end of the week. Then, check here to see what the special challenges are for the next week and start keeping track of what you do!
  5. PRIZES! Every three (3) weeks you can call the Library to redeem a prize! Call us at 203-630-6347 to tell us you have completed 3 weeks of the Summer Library Challenge. You will be able to come pick up (curbside) a Meriden Public Library canvas bag full of goodies and a coupon for a free book to be redeemed when the Library is open.

Click Here for information about Meriden Public Schools K-5 Summer Reading!

Click Here for some suggestions for books to read for K-12th grade this summer. Titles with a pink star are owned by the Meriden Public Library!

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Weekly Challenges
These challenges will be the same every week! 

Pick up Litter
Do Something Nice for Someone Else
Learn Something New on the Library Website

Special Challenges:

These challenges will change every week!

Special Challenges
Week 1 (June 14-20)
Cook Something Together
Recommend a Book to Someone Else
Go on a Hike or Walk
Week 2 (June 21-27)
Read a Poem
Write a Letter
Attend a Virtual Program with the Library
Week 3 (June 28-July 4)
Try an Audiobook
Say 'Hi' to a Friend or Neighrbor
Make Art or Create Something
Special Challenges
Week 4 (July 5-11)
Read an eBook
Do a Make & Take Craft with the Library
Tell a Joke
Week 5 (July 12-18)
Listen to New Music
Call a Long Distance Friend
Make a Wish
Week 6 (July 19-25)
Teach a Friend Something New
Recommend a Book
Try a New Recipe
Special Challenges: Week 7 (July 26-Aug 1) Learn Something New Play a New Game Share a Fun Fact Week 8 (August 2-8) Do Something Active Learn to say 'Hello' in a New Language Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel Week 9 (August 9-14) Write a 6-Word Book Summar Take a Selfie & Share it with Someone Use a Library Database
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