Summer Wonder: Teens and Adults (age 11+)


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

Complete Summer Wonder's 30-Day Challenge by doing 30 days of any of the following activities between June 1 and Aug. 13.

  • Read for at least 20 minutes. 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


Teens who complete Summer Wonder will receive a book (titles vary by branch). Adult completers will receive a 60-inch umbrella, 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

Adult Events

Summer Adult Events

Suggested Activities

  • Make a small gift (card, cookies, etc.) for a neighbor.
  • Plant a native flower in your yard or in a pot to support pollinators.
  • Write a ghost story to tell around a campfire.
  • Set up a bird feeder and observe what birds visit.
  • Practice a new language (Try Rosetta Stone or Mango).
  • Make your own summer bucket list.
  • Visit a KDL branch you have never been to before (or haven’t seen in a while).
  • Try a mindfulness activity, like meditation or drawing a Zentangle.
  • Write and send a letter to someone who could use some encouragement or love.
  • Select a recommendation from our KDL Staff Picks.
  • Play a new board or card game (the library has some for checkout).
  • Repurpose an old item instead of throwing it away.
  • Check out a cookbook and make something new.
  • Hike a nature trail. Check out for suggestions.
  • Watch a movie or listen to a Grammy-winning album from the year you were born.
  • TEENS - Make a film with your friends. You can submit it to the Kent County Teen Film Festival in the winter!
  • Attend one of our summer programs.

Summer Reads for Teens

Summer Wonder Teen: True Crime

Books about real people and real crime.

Summer Wonder Teen: Space

Explore the universe!

Summer Wonder Teen: Read Around the World

Books that help you experience a different perspective.

Summer Reads for Tweens

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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