Challenges
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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Recommended Reading
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Everyone likes to recommend books. This challenge is to read a book that someone recommended - a librarian, a celebrity, a friend, or Oprah. Check out the reading lists that our librarians created on this website, or you can find a recommendation on Good Reads, in a magazine, or on TV.

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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books

Things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
A New Spot
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Change up your reading spot! Try reading outside, in the car, or in a different room than usual.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
A New Spot
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Change up your reading spot! Try reading outside, in the car (as a passenger or with an audiobook), or in a different room than usual.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Afternoon Reader
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Do some reading in the afternoon (at least one afternoon).

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Afternoon Reader
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Do some reading in the afternoon (at least one afternoon).

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Animal Sounds Practice
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Ask your child what sounds the animals make in a book. Make the sounds together.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Audiobooks are Awesome!
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Have you listened to a book lately? You can find digital audiobooks on Overdrive, Libby, and Hoopla. Or, we have 1000's of books on CD available for checkout in the branches. Try an audiobook and let us know how you liked it.

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Audiobooks are Awesome!
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Listen to an audiobook.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Audiobooks are Awesome!
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Listen to an audiobook.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Bedtime Stories
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Read with your child before bed.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Corresponding with you
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

An epistolary novel is one that is written as a series of letters, emails, or diary entries. The story unfolds from the multiple perspectives of the letter writers. Epistolary novels are a nice break from traditional novel writing, and usually a quick read. Try one today!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Create Your Own Adventure
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Chances are your summer plans look a lot different this year. Our current situation doesn't mean you can't still have adventures - you'll just need to be more creative. Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer. Go forward and adventure! 

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Explore Poetry!
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Read a book of poetry either by one author or a collection that includes multiple authors.

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Explore Poetry!
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Either read a poem, or write a poem of your own.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Explore Poetry!
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Either read a poem, or write a poem of your own.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Fantastic!
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Is reality wearing you down? Take a reading break and try something that isn't set in the "real world". You might want to explore a fantasy, a dystopian novel - or maybe one where the animals do all of the talking. 

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Fantastic!
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a book that isn’t set in the “real world” (a fantasy setting, talking animals, super powers, etc). 

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Fantastic!
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a book that isn’t set in the “real world” (a fantasy setting, talking animals, super powers, etc). 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Five Day Streak
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Do a little reading every day for 5 days in a row.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Five Day Streak
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Do a little reading every day for 5 days in a row.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Get Back to Nature
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Time to connect with nature - read any book that features nature. Maybe one on gardening, hiking, or global warming - check out our suggestions on the "Natural Florida Nonfiction" reading list. Or - if you prefer - head outside and read whatever you want - in nature!

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Graphic Novel Fan
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Spread the word....Graphic Novels are real books! This exciting medium may include super-heroes, but it also includes literary fiction, memoirs, non-fiction - even William Shakespeare! You owe it to yourself to give a graphic novel a try and find out what you've been missing.

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Graphic Novel Fan
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a graphic novel.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Graphic Novel Fan
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a graphic novel.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Head in the Clouds
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a book or watch a video on TumbleBooks, Teen BookCloud, or Overdrive/Libby.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Head in the Clouds
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a book or watch a video on Teen BookCloud or Overdrive/Libby.

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Head in the Clouds
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Are you a fan of eBooks? Read a book found on Overdrive/Libby and tell us about it.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Homework Done Early
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a book your school recommended you read over the summer.

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Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Homework Done Early
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a book your school recommended you read over the summer.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Let's Talk About Books
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Write a book review for one of your summer reads. Please include what you liked (or didn't) and who (or if) you would recommend it. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Let's Talk About Books
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Tell someone else about a book you are reading, and ask about what they're reading.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Let's Talk About Books
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Tell someone else about a book you are reading, and ask about what they're reading.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Librarian Recommended
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Browse our READSquared Recommended Reading Lists created by Seminole County Public Library staff. Read a book from one of these lists that catches your interest! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Librarian Recommended
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Browse our READSquared Recommended Reading Lists created by Seminole County Public Library staff. Read a book from one of these lists that catches your interest! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Listen to Your Art
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Read a book that features art or an artist. It can be a biography, non-fiction, or fiction - it just needs to feature "art" as a theme.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Listen to Your Art
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Art can tell a powerful story. Tell a story of your own by drawing, collage-making, photography, or some other kind of art. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Listen to Your Art
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Art can tell a powerful story. Tell a story of your own by drawing, collage-making, photography, or some other kind of art. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Morning Reader
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Do some reading in the morning (at least one morning).

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Morning Reader
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Do some reading in the morning (at least one morning).

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Movie Star
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

What was better - the book or the movie? (Hint: it's almost always the book!) There are so many choices, so go ahead and read a book that has been made into a movie. Let us know what you read.

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Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Movie Star
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a book that has also been made into a movie.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Movie Star
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a book that has also been made into a movie.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Night-time Reader
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Do some reading before bed (at least once).

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Night-time Reader
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Do some reading before bed (at least once).

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Now Clap Along!
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Clap along with a song together with your child. This teaches syllables!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Read & Read-alike
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Read a "Read-alike!" Visit our Gale Books & Authors database, search for one of your favorite book titles, and find a Read-Alike for it below. Or ask a Librarian to recommend a Read-alike. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Read & Read-alike
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Read a "Read-alike!" Visit our Gale Books & Authors database, search for one of your favorite book titles, and find Read-Alikes for it below. Or ask a Librarian to recommend a Read-alike!

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Read & Read-alike
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Read a "Read-alike!" Visit our Gale Books & Authors database, search for one of your favorite book titles, and find Read-Alikes for it below. Or ask a Librarian to recommend a Read-alike!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Reading Takes You Places!
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Reading can take you new places and give you new perspectives! Read a book set in another country, or by an author who wasn’t born in the United States.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Reading Takes You Places!
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Reading can take you new places and give you new perspectives! Read a book set in another country, or whose author wasn’t born in the United States.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Reading Takes You Places!
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Reading can take you new places and give you new perspectives! Read a book set in another country, or whose author wasn’t born in the United States.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Repeat Read
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Read your child's favorite book together again! Repetition aids learning.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Rhyme Time
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Practice rhyming together out loud: cat, mat, bat, hat, sat, pat. Try some others!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Send it in a Letter
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Write a letter (snail mail or e-mail) to a friend or family member you can't see in person right now.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Send it in a Letter
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Write a letter (snail mail or e-mail) to a friend or family member you can't see in person right now.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Shaping Up
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Practice drawing and identifying shapes or letters with your child.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Storytime Online
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Watch some storytime rhymes on the library's YouTube channel. Try them with your child!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Stuffed Animal Stories
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Tell stories with your child using toys or stuffed animals. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Ten Day Streak
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18+), 2020

Do you have the commitment?  Can you read for 10 days in a row? If so, give yourself credit for completing the 10-Day Streak!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Ten Day Streak
Teens' Summer Reading (Ages 13+), 2020

Do a little reading every day for 10 days in a row.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Ten Day Streak
Kids' Summer Reading (Ages 5-12), 2020

Do a little reading every day for 10 days in a row.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Walk & Talk
Little Dragons Summer Reading (Ages 0-4), 2020

Take a walk together, and talk to your child about what you see.



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