Families (ages 0 – 5)

You're never too young to participate in the Ultimate Summer Challenge. Studies show that reading to small children helps them develop important early literacy skills, preparing them for school and setting them up for success later in life.

Register your babies, toddlers and preschoolers for the Ultimate Summer Challenge and read together as a family all summer!

Register NowPlease register each child using that child’s own Library card. Babies can have Library cards too!

No Library card? No problem. Register online to get a free card today or visit your local Library.


The Challenge

Families with young children can complete 30 hours of Reading and/or 15 hours of Library Time together this summer for a chance to win fun prizes. Pick up your Challenge Map at any Library location or print off your Challenge Map and get started June 15, 2018.

Download the Challenge Map PDFopens a new window.

Grand Prizes

Registration automatically qualifies families who participate with their young children for the grand prize draw of a keepsake picture book where they are the main character. Twenty book prizes available.

Prizes are drawn the week of September 7, 2018. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. Make sure your contact information on your child’s Library card is up to date! Login here to check. 


Over 500 FREE programs kids ages 0 – 5 and their families

Library locations across the city are offering FREE performances, workshops, demonstrations and activities just for kids where you can meet community experts and try something new.

Dinosaurs, music, puppies, yoga, science experiments, art, rabbits, firetrucks and police cars — get hands-on with programs just for little ones and their families this summer. Programs are first come, first served - please arrive early!

Find programs for families with kids up to age five at a location near you. Check back for new programs on June 15!


Thank you to our partners! 

Learn more about the TD Summer Reading Clubopens a new window and about all our Ultimate Summer Challenge partners