Read & Imagine

Challenge yourself to a summer of reading...

...and earn a prize when you meet your goal!

  1. Register yourself & your family. (May 22-August 2, 2020)
  2. Set your reading goal. Try to stretch yourself until at least July 1.
  3. Read! 
  4. Once you meet your goal, stop by to pick up your prize.

Prizes include:

  • Ages 0-17: Choose a book.*
  • Ages 18+: Choose a canvas bag or blank notebook.*
  • All ages: 1 entry in a grand prize drawing for all participants who met their goal.

*Prizes may be picked up at drive-thru window beginning July 6. Call when you arrive: 614-259-5035.

Why should I participate?

Reading can reduce stress, fight boredom, increase empathy for others, and keep your mind sharp. Plus it's fun! 

What should I read?

Read anything. Read everything. Read aloud to others or to yourself. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines...it all counts. Want some suggestions?

How do I get started?

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Read & Imagine...with these recommended books.

The three billy goats gruff / Jerry Pinkney - Jerry Pinkney

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The three billy goats gruff / Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney
Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs / as retold by Mo Willems - Mo Willems

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Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs / as retold by Mo Willems

Mo Willems
Dogerella / by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Donald Wu - Maribeth Boelts

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Dogerella / by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Donald Wu

Maribeth Boelts
The school play / adapted by Meredith Rusu - Meredith Rusu

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The school play / adapted by Meredith Rusu

Meredith Rusu
Ella enchanted / Gail Carson Levine - Gail Carson Levine

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Ella enchanted / Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine
Ophelia and the marvelous boy / Karen Foxlee - Karen Foxlee

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Ophelia and the marvelous boy / Karen Foxlee

Karen Foxlee
A tale dark and Grimm / Adam Gidwitz - Adam Gidwitz

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A tale dark and Grimm / Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz
The lion's share : a Somali folktale = Qayb libaax / retold by Said Salah Ahmed ; illustrated by Kelly Dupre - Said Salah Ahmed

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The lion's share : a Somali folktale = Qayb libaax / retold by Said Salah Ahmed ; illustrated by Kelly Dupre

Said Salah Ahmed
Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection

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Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection

Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales / Lucy Cousins - Lucy Cousins

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Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales / Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins
Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie - Salman Rushdie

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Quichotte : a novel / Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie
The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates - Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates
The deep / Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

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The deep / Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

Red, white & royal blue : a novel / Casey McQuiston - Casey Mcquiston

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Red, white & royal blue : a novel / Casey McQuiston

Casey Mcquiston
Recursion : a novel / Blake Crouch - Blake Crouch

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Recursion : a novel / Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch
The ten thousand doors of January / Alix E. Harrow - Alix E Harrow

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The ten thousand doors of January / Alix E. Harrow

Alix E Harrow
The testaments / Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood

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The testaments / Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
The institute : a novel / Stephen King - Stephen King

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The institute : a novel / Stephen King

Stephen King
Interstellar Cinderella / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrations by Meg Hunt - Deborah Underwood

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Interstellar Cinderella / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrations by Meg Hunt

Deborah Underwood

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Grand Prizes include...

  • Ages 0-11 - Gift baskets (themes: fairy tales, dragons, treehouse)
  • Ages 12-18 - Gift baskets (themes: daydreams, nightmares)
  • Ages 18+ - Gift cards to area restaurants, stores & experiences ($100 value)

Chalk Talk!

Kick off summer with a personalized sidewalk chalk drawing from the Westerville Public Library. For ages 0-11Learn more.

Events & Classes (Reading Program)

What We're Reading What We're Reading

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown - Anne Glenconner

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner
Sex and Vanity - Kevin Kwan

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Sex and Vanity

Kevin Kwan
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell

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Attachments

Rainbow Rowell
The Angels' Share (Wine Country Mystery, #10) - Ellen    Crosby

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The Angels' Share (Wine Country Mystery, #10)

Ellen Crosby
Lost Autumn - Mary-Rose MacColl

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Lost Autumn

Mary-Rose MacColl
The Spinster Diaries - Gina Fattore

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The Spinster Diaries

Gina Fattore
Whitethorn Woods - Maeve Binchy

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Whitethorn Woods

Maeve Binchy
A Good Marriage - Kimberly McCreight

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A Good Marriage

Kimberly McCreight
Stately Pursuits - Katie Fforde

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Stately Pursuits

Katie Fforde
Evvie Drake Starts Over - Linda  Holmes

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Evvie Drake Starts Over

Linda Holmes
The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Ruth Ware
Forgiven (Sisters of the Heart, #3) - Shelley Shepard Gray

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Forgiven (Sisters of the Heart, #3)

Shelley Shepard Gray
Keeping Lucy - T. Greenwood

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Keeping Lucy

T. Greenwood
Redhead by the Side of the Road - Anne Tyler

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Redhead by the Side of the Road

Anne Tyler
Murder on Pleasant Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #23) - Victoria Thompson

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Murder on Pleasant Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #23)

Victoria Thompson
The Talented Mr. Varg (Detective Varg, #2) - Alexander McCall Smith

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The Talented Mr. Varg (Detective Varg, #2)

Alexander McCall Smith
The One You Really Want - Jill Mansell

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The One You Really Want

Jill Mansell
Old Lovegood Girls - Gail Godwin

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Old Lovegood Girls

Gail Godwin
When Stars Are Scattered - Victoria Jamieson

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When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson
American Demon (The Hollows, #14) - Kim Harrison

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American Demon (The Hollows, #14)

Kim Harrison
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