Build a Better World - Summer Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages will explore things about building and their community as the Troy-Miami County Public Library presents their summer library program, Monday, June 5 – Friday, August 4.


The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children, teens, and adults to read independently and keep track of their reading goal. Activities and events are offered at the library throughout the summer to engage participants and encourage reading.Children and their families may begin registering for the reading challenge on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Registration will continue through the month of June; however, children and teens who register during the week of June 5-11 will receive a free book while supplies last. Adults who register during that week will receive a bag while supplies last. Register for the summer reading program at the Troy-Miami County Public Library in Troy, at the Bookmobile, stops, or at the Oakes Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill.“Build a Better World” is open to participants of all ages from birth to 99+! We have activities planned for all ages during the summer including COSI Science Spots, Newport Aquarium’s WAVE Foundation African Penguin exhibit, and craft days. We also have several family events planned including three outdoor movies on our huge inflatable movie screen at the Troy Library and Treasure Island in collaboration with The City of Troy and Hobart Arena, our Touch-a-Truck event, and a pool party at the Troy Aquatic Park. All programs are free of charge.The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is also available on the bookmobile, from Monday, June 5 - through Friday, August 4. The bookmobile is offering five “Stories in the Park” activities with the Miami County Park District. Bring your family outdoors and join the bookmobile staff and a park naturalist for some fun! There will be family-friendly activities, story times, and Take & Make crafts. The summer schedule will be available at, or you can pick up a copy at the library or bookmobile.


For more information, call the Troy library at 937-339-0502, the Pleasant Hill library at 937-676-2731, visit our website or “Like us” on Facebook at 

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