Super Summmer Challenge


Take a break from your day-to-day responsibilities and help build a better world this summer by participating in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Beginning June 1, visit any City Library location to sign up, receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker, and start working toward entry into prize drawings. Fun, free events will also be offered at the Library all summer long. Learn more about events for each age group as well as how to track your challenge activities using the icons above.


Choose any one-, two-, or three-brick activity from the lists below and fill in the number of bricks the activity is worth in your tracker once you complete it. When you complete enough activities to fill in all 15 bricks on Level 1, 2, or 3, bring your tracker to the Library to pick up a prize. When you've completed all three levels, fill out the last page of your tracker and bring it to the Library to be entered into a grand prize drawing. Entry forms must be submitted by 6pm on August 12.




For each activity you complete in this category, you can fill in one brick in your tracker.

Check out a Community Exploration Card.
Check out one of the Library's Discovery Kits.
Download The City Library App on your smartphone.
Find your next book using the Books and Authors digital resource.
Follow The City Library on Instagram.
Follow The City Library on Twitter.
Follow The City Library on Facebook.
Get a City Library card.
Register your City Library card at the Salt Lake County Library or the Murray Library.
Be mindful of negative self talk and be kind to yourself.
Donate your used clothing.
Walk up the stairway that leads from Library Square up to the Main Library's Rooftop Terrace.
Check out an item that a librarian suggested.
Eat a healthy snack.
Visit a City Library location you've never been to before.
Give a sincere compliment to someone. (Get a bonus point if that someone is a stranger.)

The following activity can be repeated up to five times:
Write down 10 things you're grateful for.

The following activities can be repeated up to 10 times:
Take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator for a day.
Bike somewhere instead of driving.
Learn a new word and use it in conversation.



For each activity you complete in this category, you can fill in two bricks in your tracker.

Fill out a compliment card for an employee who treated you well.
Make a purchase at a locally-owned business.
Meditate for at least 15 minutes.
Pick up a piece of litter that's not yours.
Take steps to reduce your water use. Learn tips at
Watch a TED Talk.
Listen to a podcast that's new to you.
Read a digital magazine using Zinio
Download or stream music using Freegal.
Go to a farmer's market.
Visit one of Salt Lake City's hidden gems.
Gift a book to a friend. (Get a bonus point if you gift it anonymously.)
Mail a handwritten card to a friend or family member.
Organize one of your closets or spaces at home.
Visit a museum, park, zoo, aviary, or other cultural institution.
Check out an eBook.
Help someone get a City Library card.
Read the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or other U.S. founding document.
Learn about a religion that is not your own.

The following activity can be repeated up to five times:
Get someone else to sign up for the Super Summer Challenge.



For each activity you complete in this category, you can fill in three bricks in your tracker.

Complete the Library's Iron Sloth challenge.
Make amends with someone.
Prepare a dish using ingredients from a local farmer's market.
Register to vote.
Learn a new software skill using
Attend an event at The City Library.
Don't use any plastic grocery bags for a month.
Make something in the Library's Creative Lab.
Take a nature walk or hike.
Volunteer for a cause that you believe in.
Write a letter to a newspaper editor.
Contact one of your government representatives about an issue that's important to you.
Eat at a locally-owned restaurant.
Watch a documentary on InstantFlix or OverDrive.
Check out a cookbook and cook a dish that's popular in another country.
Attend a cultural event in your community.
Complete all writing prompts in your tracker's journal.
Ask a family member or a friend about an important moment in their life. (Get a bonus point if you record their response.)
Gift an experience or a handmade item to someone.
Read a book that challenges you.


For each book you read this summer, you can fill in five bricks in your tracker.

Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in the US. Read a young adult or middle-grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
Read a debut novel. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel.
Read a book about books. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
Read a classic by an author of color. Read a book about war.
Read a superhero comic with a female lead. Read a collection of stories by a woman.
Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. Read a book you've read before.
Read a fantasy novel. Read a book about sports.
Read an all-ages comic.
Read a travel memoir.
Read a book that is set within 100 miles of
Salt Lake City.
Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from
Salt Lake City.
Read a translated collection of poetry on a theme
other than love.
Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
Read a book set in Central or South America,
written by a Central or South American author.
Read a book in which all point-of-view characters are people of color.
Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey.