2016 Super Summer Challenge


Read, explore, make, discover, and do more this summer with The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge, taking place June 4 through August 20. Registration for this summer reading program begins June 4. All ages can visit their favorite Library location to sign up and receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker. See below for more information about the Super Summer Challenge for Kids, Pre-Readers, Teens, and Adults.












Enjoy magic, science, art, animals, and Olympic-style activities with the Library's Super Summer Challenge. Kids can visit any City Library location beginning June 4 to receive a tracker and a calendar of events.

HOW TO TRACK YOUR CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES
Each section of the Super Summer Challenge for Kids includes four sections of nine steps.

For each section, choose the number of minutes you will read for each step. A minimum of 20 minutes for each step is recommended, but you can choose a goal that works for you. Some super readers may want to choose an hour for each step! Color in a tracking symbol for each step you’ve completed.

When you’ve completed one section of steps, bring your tracker to a City Library location to receive a prize. When you complete all four sections, turn in your tracker at any Library location to be entered to win a prize basket at the end of the Super Summer Challenge. Completed trackers must be turned in by August 20.

Earn an additional entry into the prize basket drawing by attending five programs at The City Library this summer. Find a Library staff member at each event you attend to get a stamp in your tracker.









Pre-readers (ages 0–5) can read, explore, make, discover, and do more over the summer by participating in the Super Summer Challenge. This challenge includes four sections of nine steps.

Each day you do an early literacy activity with your child, fill in a symbol in your Super Summer Challenge tracker. Activities include reading a book, singing a song, reciting a nursery rhyme, coloring a picture, or practicing the ABC's. When nine symbols are colored in, bring in your tracker to a City Library location for a prize.

When you’ve finished all four sections, your pre-reader will earn an entry in a prize basket drawing at the end of the Super Summer Challenge. Completed trackers must be turned in by August 20 at any City Library location.









The Teen Super Summer Challenge includes three levels of five goals.

For each level, complete one goal from each of the Read, Explore, Do, Discover, and Make categories for a total of five goals. Be sure to mark which goals you’ve completed in your tracker. When you complete a level, show your tracker to a Library staff member to receive a prize.

When you’ve finished all three levels, bring your tracker to your favorite City Library to be entered into a grand prize drawing for a four pack of tickets to Lagoon! Completed trackers must be turned in by August 20.

SUPER SUMMER CHALLENGE GOALS FOR TEENS

READ

Read a book that a friend recommended to you.
Read a book by a female author.
Read a book with a cool cover.
Read a book based on a true story.
Read a wordless book.
Read a book with a protagonist that is vastly different than you.
Read a zine from the Library's Zine Collection.
Read a nonfiction book.
Read a book set in a different country.
Read a book that was adapted into a movie.
Read a banned book.
Read a book that you can finish in one day.
Read a book that was recommended to you by a Library staff member.
Read a book that was published in 2016.
Read a comic book or a graphic novel.
EXPLORE

Complete the Library Scavenger Hunt. Ask a Library staff member for details.
Attend a concert.
Attend a Library event. Pick up a Teen Calendar to see a list of upcoming programs.
Use public transportation and write, draw, or collage your experience.
Visit a museum that's on the Library’s Community Exploration Cards. Ask a staff member for details.
Choose your own adventure by visiting a place you've never been before.
Watch some fireworks.
Take your friends on a hike and see the city from above.
Go to an outdoor movie.
Go to a City Library location that you've never been to before.
Complete a geocache challenge. Ask a City Library staff member for details.
Visit the interactive Explore Space exhibit at the Glendale Branch.
Explore SLC's art scene at Gallery Stroll, taking place every 3rd Friday from 6–9pm at the Main Library.
Check out the Downtown Farmer's Market Saturday mornings at Pioneer Park.
Attend the Library’s Alt Press Fest on July 16 at the Main Library.
MAKE

Attend a Teen DIY program at your local City Library.
Create a zine.
Reuse your trash to make something beautiful.
Make something delicious to share with your friends or family.
Make a short stop-motion animation video at your local City Library.
Write a mini review of your favorite book and leave it at the Library for someone else to find.
Make something out of duct tape.
Make a new friend.
Take a picture of something interesting in your neighborhood.
Make a music video using a green screen at your local City Library.
Attend a 3D Modeling Workshop at your local City Library.
Write a short story or poem.
Make an herb or container garden.
Choose a project on Instructables.com and make it!
Make someone happy.
DISCOVER

Listen to a new podcast.
Watch a documentary about something that interests you.
Find a community garden and learn how to grow your own food.
Create a résumé using a Library database like Cypress Résumés.
Download a magazine using the Library's Zinio database.
Research your family tree. Try the Library's Heritage Quest database to get started.
Watch a movie with subtitles.
Check out a book found under your personal Dewey Decimal number. Ask Library staff for details.
Learn five new words and use them in a conversation in the course of one day.
Discover more about yourself by taking an online personality test.
Watch a TED Talk about a subject that’s new to you.
Find a newspaper article that was published the year you were born.
Learn some new phrases in a different language using the Library's Mango Languages database.
Find and read an interview with your favorite musician.
Use the Library's Freegal database to download a new song.
DO

Mow your neighbor's lawn.
Have an old-school game day and play old favorites like Red Rover, Freeze Tag, and Hide and Go Seek.
Start a journal.
Cook a healthy meal for your family or friends.
Play a board game. Ask about checking one out at from the Library.
Do something eco-friendly every day for one week.
Ask a Library staff member about becoming a member of a Teen Advisory Board.
Go swimming.
Learn a new game and teach it to a friend.
Save up for something you really want. Make a savings jar to help you out.
Volunteer at an organization in your neighborhood.
Attend a sports or exercise class.
Write down a small goal to achieve by the end of summer.
Check out a book from the Library to read to a younger sibling for a week.
Rearrange your bedroom or make some new decorations.








Take a break from your day-to-day responsibilities and rediscover your inner child with The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge! Adults can sign up for the Super Summer Challenge beginning June 4 by picking up a tracker booklet at any Library location.

The Super Summer Challenge for Adults includes three levels. To finish each level, complete one activity from each of the Read, Make, Discover, Explore, and Do categories for a total of five activities per level. Once you have finished a level, bring your tracker to any City Library location for a stamp and a prize.

When you have completed all three levels, fill out the last page of your tracker and bring it to your favorite City Library to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize! Grand prize entries must be submitted by August 20.

SUPER SUMMER CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

READ

A book that has been translated into English
A book that is being adapted into a film this year
A book that you can finish in a day
A political memoir
A book set in Europe
A book that is longer than 600 pages
A book from Oprah’s Book Club
A romance that is set in the future
A science fiction novel
A book published in 2016
A murder mystery
A book that is shorter than 150 pages
A New York Times bestseller
A self-improvement book
A book based on a fairy tale
A National Book Award winner in the Young Adult category
A book written by a minority
A dystopian novel
A book about a road trip
A book that includes talking animals
A ghost story
A book written by a celebrity
A book written by a comedian
An autobiography
A satirical book
A work of urban fiction
A book and its prequel
A classic from the 20th century
A National Book Award winner in the Poetry category
A book of poetry
A book set or published in 1916
A graphic novel
A book that takes place on an island
A book set in Utah
A National Book Award winner in the Fiction category
A National Book Award winner in the Nonfiction category
Bibliotherapy
A Young Adult bestseller
A book that takes place during the summer
EXPLORE

Bike the Branches on June 19.
Visit the Explore Space exhibit at the Glendale Branch.
Take a hike on one of Salt Lake City's hiking trails.
Listen to local music at one of the City Library’s summer music series.
Take a ride through Salt Lake City on a GREENbike.
Explore SLC's art scene at Gallery Stroll, taking place every 3rd Friday from 6–9pm at the Main Library.
Explore Clark Planetarium, Red Butte Garden, The Leonardo, Tracy Aviary, or the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Check out UMFA's Spiral Jetty backpack from the Library and visit the Spiral Jetty.
Meet a local artist at Alt Press Fest on July 16 at the Main Library.
Explore art using Salt Lake City's Public Art Program Tour.
MAKE

Make someone happy.
Paint or sculpt something.
Cook a nutritious meal using local ingredients.
Handwrite a card and mail it to a loved one.
Make something with yarn.
Write a song or a poem.
Cook or bake a fancy dinner or dessert. Try using ingredients you've never used before.
Make Origami.
Contribute to a collaborative tapestry at the Foothill Branch.
Make something at one of the Creative Labs located at the Main Library, Glendale Branch, or Marmalade Branch.
DISCOVER

Walk through Gilgal Gardens.
Visit a Salt Lake County Library and register your City Library card with them.
Learn some new phrases in a different language using Mango Languages.
Download or stream a song from the Library's Freegal database.
Learn a new technology skill with Lynda.com.
Discover a local storyteller at Author In the House at the Sweet Branch on July 28.
Discover new works of art-in-progress at 12 Minutes Max at the Main Library.
Discover your inner hippie at the Anderson-Foothill Branch on July 30.
Discover artisanal coffee and chocolate at Moka at the Marmalade Branch.
Find out what else happened on the day you were born.
DO

Buy a book at the Friends of the Library Farmer’s Market Used Book Sale in July.
March in a parade this summer.
Volunteer at an organization in your neighborhood.
Register to vote or tell an elected official how you feel about an issue.
Attend a Community Council meeting.
Download the Library Mobile App.
Take part in The Iron Sloth challenge.
Do yoga at the Main Library or BollyX at a Library branch location.
Color at the Library with a Coloring Kit.
Watch a movie at the Super Summer Cinema Series, taking place at the Main Library.