Participating is easy!


Sign up - Register online or at either Library location.


Read and explore - Read and explore the dares throughout the summer.


Complete the program - Read 600 minutes between June 5 and July 30 to complete the Summer Dare.


This is the Summer Daresummer learning at its finest. 

The Summer Dare is designed for learners of all ages to encourage lifelong learning, interaction and experiences in the Library and beyond.





Thank you to our sponsors!

Hills Bank and Trust Company

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library


Earn rewards when you read!


Sign up - Receive a coupon for a free book and a special Summer Dare Journal when you sign up. 


Complete the program - Turn in your final reading numbers and pick up another free book or Friends Book Nook coupon. 


Keep reading - Get a free book for each additional 300 minutes you read by July 30. 


Have a question? Check our our list of frequently asked questions: HERE

Get Ready to: explore it, move it, rhyme it, celebrate it, connect it, imagine it, create it, inspire it!