Summer Reading Club 2017

Read Up! Rise Up! by Design • June 5 – August 5

Admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is FREE for all residents of Cuyahoga County (kids and adults) on Monday, June 5. Bring the whole family for a walk on the wild side! Register online or visit the Cleveland Public Library tent in the Welcome Plaza at the Zoo’s Main Entrance to start your summer reading adventure!
Kick-Off at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Monday, June 5 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Week 1: Thinking Big Thoughts!

Kids take part in individual design challenges to make their own amazing creations. No two will be alike!

Week 2: Give it a Whirl!

Enjoy some fun science activities using wind, energy and movement.

Week 3: Technically Speaking

Explore technology, its role in our society and the ways we use it.

Week 4: Reading is FUNdamental!

Act out entertaining Reader’s Theater scripts, write your own, and then collaborate with a team to perform them.

Week 5: What’s the Word?

Conquer superhero word puzzles and use the words you find to write your own funny and unique stories.

Week 6: Pile it On!

Engineer your creativity and critical thinking skills to design and build interesting structures with ordinary materials.

Shelley Pearsall

Javaka Steptoe

Special visit by authors Javaka Steptoe and Shelley Pearsall

Saturday, July 15 • 2:00 p.m.
Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing
Learning Commons
, 2nd floor

Week 7: POPsicle Art

Make your own colorful and creative pop artworks, bracelets or art smart airplanes.

Week 8: Figure Me Out!

Figure out some fun in a calculated way with puzzles, mysteries and more.

Week 9: Design Your Democracy

Showcase the extraordinary creations you’ve made during the Summer Reading Club and enjoy some interactive activities about our local government and the citizen’s role in a participatory democracy…at any age.

  • Registration gift when you sign up!  Register Now!
  • You design your experience and earn points by reading, attending weekly branch programs, playing games online, and enjoying other fun activities you choose.
  • Weekly prizes when you attend branch programs.
  • Earn 1,000 points to complete your adventure and earn a cool completion prize, a voucher for two FREE tickets to the Finale at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on August 5, and a recognition certificate.
  • Everyone who completes the program is entered into a grand prize raffle for a Kindle Fire e-reader.

Finale at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Saturday, August 5 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Summer 2017
Kids Ride Free this Summer.

Program Parameters:

  • Age requirements: Children 12 years old and under
  • Offer good for up to 3 Children accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • Eligible service: All service excluding Paratransit
  • Time Frame: 24/7, beginning Saturday, June 10, 2017 and running through Sunday, August 6, 2017