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Summer Dare

Sign up for the 2021 Summer Dare!

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This is not your average library summer reading program. This is the Summer Dare – summer learning at its finest. The Summer Dare is designed for learners of all ages, with activities designed to encourage lifelong learning, interaction, and experiences in the Library and beyond.

Sign Up

Log in and register for the Summer Dare. If you participated in a previous online reading challenge or Summer Dare, you should already be in our system. Each person receives a coupon for a free book, thanks to the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library, as well as a Summer Dare journal or book bag, thanks to GreenState Credit Union.


Read as much as possible and explore the dares to stay active and engaged throughout the summer. Use the Summer Dare Log to track your reading minutes or record them online. Take part in our amazing summer programs and check out more reading material—we dare you!

Complete the Program

Read 600 minutes between June 5 and July 31 to complete the Summer Dare. Log in and submit your final reading minutes, or call us at 319.261.READ and our staff will assist you. Once you’ve completed the program, visit the Library and pick up a second Friends of the Library free book coupon.

Library Programs

The Cedar Rapids Public Library has programs this summer designed for all ages and interests. We invite you to explore them on our calendar or call 319.261.READ for updated information. Programs include story times, arts and crafts, health and fitness, STEAM learning, readers advisory, and so much more.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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