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Enrollment for Summer Challenge Champions 2021 has ended and we are no longer accepting registrations. Check back next summer for 2022 enrollment information!

Getting kids reading with the Ypsilanti District Library

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: The Ypsilanti District Library is committed to safely offering services during the pandemic. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we may need to cancel in-person services if transmission rates are considered high or otherwise too risky. 

The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) is seeking summer camps and summer school programs to become Summer Challenge Champions with the library. Together, we can bring more reading opportunities into our community, improving reading scores and preventing the summer learning slide. This program ensures that students who may otherwise not read over the summer will be involved in daily reading activities.

YDL will provide the structure and tools to get kids reading, and Summer Challenge Champions (SCC) will ensure every child in their care has the chance to read and listen to books every day.


YDL will provide Summer Challenge Champions with the following:

  • Bin of high-interest books to use during the summer
  • Designated YDL staff person as support
  • A finishing prize to each student who participates
  • Staff guest reader for outside storytimes (up to 3 total visits)

Summer Challenge Champions commit to:

  • Sign up your site for YDL’s Summer Challenge, which makes kids eligible to win prizes as a reward for reading all summer
  • Read aloud 20 minutes each day


We hope you’ll join us in bringing more learning opportunities to our kids! For more information, please contact Mary Garboden at 734.482.4110, x1316 or email