Create some great activities


Challenge yourself


Fun and play can happen almost anywhere


Challenge yourself by participating in something new

  • Attend a program at your local library
  • Connect with your community by attending programs, events, concerts, sports, festivals, markets or book clubs
  • Try something out of your comfort zone
  • Join a book club


A Universe of Coloring

Natural History Museum of Utah


Summer Reading Challenge finishers receive one free admission to Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah on one of the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, August 10, 10 am–5 pm
  • Sunday, August 11, 10 am–5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14, 5-9 pm (Adults Only)

ALL Summer Reading Challenge participants receive $2 off admission to the Natural History Museum of Utah from June 1 - August 31, 2019 (show your County Library card to receive the discount).

Learn more about the Natural History Museum of Utah


June 1-August 26, 2019

Explore fun, family-oriented activities, events, and “destination locations” to earn stamps on your Passport. Destinations are either free or steeply discounted. Pick up your passport at any County Library. #exploreZAP

ZAP Kids Summer Passport


Summer Reading Challenge participants, ages 18 and under, are also eligible to enter a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from my529 and Utah State Library.

Learn more at

Space Challenge at Clark Planetarium

Learn about the universe by participating in a unique monthly space challenge on the 15th of each month this summer at Clark Planetarium. Guests may also present their library card or ZAP Kids Summer Passport to receive discounted tickets to any dome or IMAX theater show. One ticket per person per date. Cannot be used or redeemed on a different date.

Clark Planetarium

  • Saturday, June 15
  • Monday, July 15
  • Thursday, August 15


“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” —Mason Cooley

Challenge Yourself

  • Host a book-themed dinner. Have a bookclub-type discussion of a book you've all read while eating foods inspired from the book
  • Hold a bedtime reading activity 3 times this week
  • Create a vocabulary jar. Everyone contributes words to the jar for one week, then the words are reviewed during dinner or family night
  • Poetry board. Create a fun way to post poems (in a frame, on the fridge, or the bathroom mirror) let everyone in the family take turns choosing a poem to post
  • Try a Reading Challenge on Goodreads, or make up one of your own
  • Read a genre you've never read before
  • Books, comics, magazines, news, audiobooks, reading with kids, ebooks - it all counts.


Specially selected books to read with your pre-readers

Download PreReaders Reading Record


Great summer reads for youth

Download Kids Reading Record


Summer recommendations for teens

Download Teens Reading Record


Out of this world books

Download Adult Reading Record

Aim higher with the Rocket Booster!

Rocket Booster Reading Record

Download the ROCKET BOOSTER reading record to earn more chances to win the drawing OR return with all three BOOSTS completed to receive a free book.

Library Programs and Events

Take off at these out-of-this world County Library programs and events!