Super Summmer Challenge


Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and enjoy free events 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.


On this page, you'll find reading suggestions and other fun activities to help you complete the BINGO cards in your tracker. When you do an activity, check it off on one of the BINGO cards for a chance to win cool prizes. Complete all three levels for your chance to win a grand prize, and have a super summer! The challenge runs from June 1 through August 11, 2018.


The challenge has three levels, and each level has its own BINGO card. Every time you finish an activity, mark it on a card. When you complete three lines of activities — across, down, or diagonal — that's a BINGO! Tear out the completed BINGO card and turn it in at any City Library location for a prize. If you complete all three BINGO cards, your name will be entered into a drawing for one of four Grand Prize baskets. Be sure to submit all BINGO cards and your Grand Prize Entry Form by August 11! For the Adult Super Summer Challenge, you must be a library cardholder age 18+ to collect prizes and enter the grand prize drawing.


Have fun and write a letter to another City Library location. Ask for Pen Pal letter stationery from any librarian, then drop it off at specially marked mailboxes located in each City Library.




To fill in a "READ" BINGO square, read something that fits one of the categories below and write it down in your tracker, then check off a square. Here are some suggested books, or choose your own that fit within the category.

A book by a Utah author
A graphic novel or manga
A biography or memoir about a musician
A book of poetry
A collection of essays or short stories
A book that you can finish in a day
A book about music
A book that has been turned into a musical
A band book or a banned book



To fill in a "CREATE" BINGO square, complete one of the activities below and check the box in your tracker!

Write new lyrics to a song that you like.
Try out a new recipe.
Create a zine. Then if you'd like, give the Library a copy!
Participate in the Pen Pal project.
Paint Along with Bob Ross or check out Bob Ross DVDs from the Library.
Create a daily workout plan and stick to it for a week.
Create a workout playlist.
Create a playlist of songs that help you be creative.
Write someone a thank you note.
Complete a sewing project.
Build your family tree.
Create something out of recycled materials.
Write and send fan mail to an author or band.
Start a gratitude journal! Write three things you're grateful for every day for a week.
Carve out a section of your yard as a new garden, or start an herb garden in your home.
Plant something you can eat, then eat it!
Create a new résumé using Cypress or JobNow.
Create or expand your music library: download five songs from Freegal every week for a month.
Create something using EBSCOHost's Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center.
Get feedback on a writing project using HelpNow.



To fill in a "EXPLORE" BINGO square, complete one of the activities below and check the box in your tracker. If you get stumped, be sure to ask a Librarian for help. After all, exploring new things are what summers are for!

Rock out at one of the Library's free summer concerts.
Learn to play or sing a new song.
Explain Like I'm 5: Learn enough about a topic so you could explain it to a 5 year old.
Explore an aspect of Salt Lake City history using the Special Collections at the Main Library.
Explore new artists' projects by attending 12 Minutes Max, every third Sunday of the month at the Main Library.
Visit an art gallery or museum exhibit you've never seen and leave a comment.
Explore the sculptures at Steenblik Park, International Peace Gardens, or Gilgal Sculpture Garden.
Check out flowing water at Hidden Hollow and Artesian Well Park.
To grow even closer, ask a loved one the 36 questions in this survey:
Explore stillness by meditating for at least 15 minutes every day for a week.
Attend a City Library event at a branch outside your neighborhood.
Explore Spiral Jetty by checking out one of the UMFA Discovery Kits from the Library.
Sing karaoke — especially if it scares you!
Attend a free Utah Film Center screening at the Library. Visit for more info.
Explore your neighborhood and learn the names of three plants or birds that you see.
Explore the Salt Lake City Cemetery and create a gravestone rubbing.
Explore the Digital Library and try a new digital resource.
Research your next big purchase on Consumer Reports Online
Learn a new business or creative skill with
Learn five new phrases in a new language using Mango Languages



To fill in a "MOVE" BINGO square, complete one of the activities below and check the box in your tracker!

Complete the Sloth Mountain Challenge in your tracker and check off three BINGO squares.
Help a neighbor with yard work.
Make a conscious decision to walk, wheel, or bike instead of driving.
Join a summer sports league.
Bike the Branches with your family.
Dance it off! Have your own 20-minute dance party!
Hike a trail you have never been to before.
Make a habit of parking far away from your destination for a week in order to get in more physical activity.
Do chair cardio for at least 15 minutes every day for a week.
Get the juices flowing and turn a regular meeting into a moving meeting.
Take a brisk stroll for a break during the work day or during lunch.
Get off the bus a few blocks early and walk or wheel the rest of the way to work or home.
Schedule exercise time on your business calendar and treat it as any other important appointment.
Try shinrin-yoku, a Japanese term that means "forest bathing."
Take 10,000 steps or wheel five miles at least once a week for a month.
Take an early morning stroll to see the sunrise. Maybe take a picnic!
Go camping and get moving in the great outdoors.
Go geocaching.
Volunteer at a community garden.
Try tai chi or qi gong for 15 minutes a day for a week.