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To take the Summer Challenge, create an online account

Sign up for the Summer Challenge from June 1-August 31.

Spread the Word!

Share your activities, artwork, and writing! Tag YDL on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag YDLSummerChallenge!


We have a special list of challenges you can do with younger learners to get ready for kindergarten. Find them in the list of EXPLORE CHALLENGES or download to refer to often.

Read, Learn, Explore!

Each summer we challenge everyone to read, learn, and explore the community. You can earn online badges and chances to win themed prize baskets filled with goodies from local businesses.

How it works


Set your own goal for how much you want to read and track your progress online. Everyone who reads or listens to at least six books earns a $5 gift card to spend at a local business.


Learn something new at a virtual library program, find the secret code on the program’s webpage or in the YouTube video, and unlock special digital badges. Earn multiple badges in one category and level up to earn digital trophies. 


Take challenges created by library staff that encourage you to get to know library services and the Ypsilanti community. Each challenge earns a different digital badge. Complete 6 challenges for a Buffalo Wild Wings coupon–kids and teens get a free meal, adults get an appetizer. 


Each digital badge earns another chance at the grand prize of your choice, and families can engage in fun learning activities together so kids keep their brains active and ready to return to school in the fall.

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