Summer Challenge 2020: Imagine Your Story

Thank you to all of our participants, staff, and donors!

Special thanks to Phoenix Books, Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF), Crow Bookshop, Baker & Taylor, Diana Dunn, Ingram, the Amy E. Tarrant Foundation, the Vermont Humanities Council, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for supporting the Summer Challenge Program.


Summer Outreach by the Numbers:

  • 11 weeks of site visits
  • 10+ site visits each week 
  • 1667 free books given away
  • 2000+ patrons served through outreach sites
  • 641 Math Challenge Sheets distributed
  • 715 Scavenger Hunts distributed
  • 420 Take & Make Craft Kits distributed


Required summer reading for Burlington middle school students: 

Edmunds rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders:

Read & Write!

  • Read a book, then write to your teacher using the provided stationery and stamped envelope.
  • Visit the EMS Library website for more reading resources.


Hunt rising 6th graders:

Read & Write!

  • Free books will be distributed in August, courtesy of Hunt Middle School
  • Write to your teacher on the enclosed stamped postcard
  • Join the Hunt Middle School Library reading community through Google Classroom

Hunt Middle School Library Remote Learning Page:

Hunt rising 7th & 8th graders:

Read two books (at your level) of your choice.

Helpful Links:

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs and Summer Challenge presentation (ppt) (pdf

Kids' Summer Challenge   |   Teen/Tween Summer Challenge  

Summer Badge Challenge

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