Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Update: Registration for Summer Reading ended on Tuesday, July 31. However, you still have until Saturday, August 11 to turn in your tracker and book reviews. Finishers will receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.


The Daniel Boone Regional Library is challenging youth ages 12-18 to read for 20 hours, submit three book reviews and do seven fun, library-related activities. Complete this Summer Reading challenge, and beginning July 5, you’ll receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.

Step One: Register for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Download a reading tracker to help you manage your reading, reviews and activities.

Step Two: Submit three book reviews.

Step Three: Complete any seven of these activities.

  • Apply for a library card.
  • Write an original song.
  • Watch a musical or concert.
  • Create your own musical instrument.
  • Listen to music from another culture.
  • Download an ebook, audiobook or comic.
  • Read a book about one of your favorite musicians.
  • Stream or download free music using the Freegal app.
  • Attend a library program. Check out our event calendar.
  • Read a book from the library’s teen Summer Reading booklist.
  • Share your favorite jams for our community playlist on Spotify.
  • Check out a painted rock from your library and hide it in the community.
  • Share your favorite Summer Reading photo on Instagram and tag us (@dbrl.library).
  • Participate in the Teen Photo Contest. Details available after June 12 at www.dbrl.org/teens.

Step Four: When you’re finished, bring your completed reading record to any library or bookmobile stop and receive your free book, beginning July 5. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.

Throughout the summer, the library will host free film screenings, coding programs, escape rooms, a cosplay costume con and more! Check out the library’s event calendar and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates on future teen programs.