Summer Wonder: Teens and Adults (age 11+)

KDL’s Summer Wonder is for everyone — accept the challenge!

Complete the Summer Wonder Challenge by doing 30 days of any of the following activities between June 5 and Aug. 12.

  • Read for 20 minutes or more. Choose from books, magazines, graphic novels, comics and more.
  • Write a story, letter, journal entry or poem.
  • Listen to an audiobook or have a book read to you.
  • Do or explore something new (see our list of suggested activities below).

Track Your Activities, Win Prizes

Prizes

Teens who complete Summer Wonder will receive a book (titles vary by branch). Adult completers will receive a picnic blanket, available while supplies last. All completers will automatically have a chance to win a special prize basket.

Teen Prize Examples

Adult Prize

Teen Events

Summer Teen Events

Suggested Activities

  • Visit a KDL branch you haven’t been to before.
  • Hike a nature trail. Check out kentcountyparks.org for suggestions.
  • Practice a new language (Try Rosetta Stone or Mango).
  • Recycle old magazines to create a vision board or dream journal. Check out your library’s book sale for materials.
  • Create a photo tour of an outdoor space. Capture sights to share with others.
  • Plant a native flower in your yard or in a pot to support pollinators.
  • Write a story to tell around a campfire.
  • Visit a partner organization from KDL PerkPass
  • Clean and save recyclable materials to donate to school art projects.
  • Try a mindfulness activity. Choose a flower or leaf. Concentrate on it and list every detail in your mind – texture, color, features, outline, smell.
  • Attend a summer festival, parade or a KDL event.
  • Start a journal. Check out a book or blog on different styles – bullet, art, dot, nature, travel, etc.
  • Watercolor or fingerpaint!
  • Watch a movie or listen to a Grammy-winning album. Browse Kanopy for movies or Freegal for music.
  • Select a recommendation from our KDL Staff Picks.
  • Play a new board, video or card game.
  • Discover local music with KDL Vibes.
  • Find support for your hobby or discover a new one.
  • Try international cuisine at a local restaurant or check out a cookbook to try recipes from around the world.
  • Make a card for or write a letter to someone you haven’t seen in a while.

Summer Reads for Teens

Summer Wonder Tween: Fiction

These titles are perfect for tweens, ranging from graphic novels to anthologies, from humorous to dramatic, and from fantastic to realistic.

Summer Wonder Teen: Fiction

Whether you’re a fan of history, mystery, fantasy, or realistic fiction, this list has something for every teen reader to enjoy.

Summer Wonder Teen: True Crime

Books about real people and real crime.

Summer Reads for Tweens

Summer Wonder Tween: Fiction

These titles are perfect for tweens, ranging from graphic novels to anthologies, from humorous to dramatic, and from fantastic to realistic.

Summer Wonder Tween: Nonfiction

It's a true story!

Summer Wonder Tween: Mystery

Your search is over for a super sleuth read.
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