The Artful Summer featuring Asparagus Kahlo, Winston Van Gogh and Ricky Dali

Paint. The. Town!
May 30 - July 30, 2017


July 12, 2017

Colorful characters wanted!

Register now for the 2017 Summer Reading Club!

Or, get to (art)work by heading to any Worthington Libraries location to register in person.

We think you’ll "Louvre" how fast you can turn fun stuff like reading, creating and exploring into free stuff like food, toys and more this summer!

The program is open to all ages.

  • LITTLE KIDS (ages five and under) will complete the program after 7.5 hours
  • BIG KIDS (ages 6 to 11) will complete the program after 10 hours
  • TEENS (ages 12 to 18) and ADULTS will complete the program after 15 hours

You can finish the program by reading for the required time, or by doing a combination of READING and:

  • ATTENDING PROGRAMS: Attending programs counts toward completion time, and we have a lot planned at all three library locations. Pick up a summer newsletter or visit the library calendar for a complete list.
  • COMPLETING WEEKLY ADVENTURES: These are activities you can do at home or at the Library. Decorating a journal, searching for art rocks at an area park and downloading a song from one of the library’s digital media services are a few examples. By completing these activities, you’re not only a step closer to finishing the Summer Reading Club, you’re also eligible for weekly gift card raffles!


Kids and teen prizes


  • One grab bag prize


  • Coupons for Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream, Worthington Pools, Firefly Play Café, Magic Mountain and more!
  • Color-it-yourself drawstring bag
  • Chipotle buy one, get one coupon

Adult prizes

Grand prizes and Read On

Show us your art smarts by completing the program and you’ll be entered into grand prize drawings. Kids could get bikes; teens and adults could win an iPad Mini 2! But remember: practice makes perfect, so read on! The more you do, the more entries you get. Prize winner names will be drawn on July 31. Winners have two weeks to claim their prize.

Thank you!

Worthington Libraries' 2017 Summer Reading Club is presented by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries with additional support from local businesses and organizations.

Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries

California Pizza Kitchen Chiller Ice Rinks Chipotle Columbus Museum of Art

Cookie Dough Creamery Dairy Queen Donatos Firefly Play Cafe

First Watch Franklin Park Conservatory Igloo Letterpress Learning Express Toys

Magic Mountain Fun Centers Marco's Pizza Mardi Gras Ice Cream and Cakes

McConnell Arts Center Rita's Sassafras Bakery Skate Zone 71

Wexner Center for the Arts Whitney House

Worthington Parks and Recreation Worthington Pools

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2017 Reading Record