Participating is easy!

Sign up - Register online or at either Library location.


Be daring and read - Read while exploring the dares throughout the summer.


Complete the Summer Dare - Read 600 minutes between June 3 and July 28 to complete the Summer Dare.

This is the Summer Dare - summer 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

The Gazette

Earn rewards for reading!

Sign up - Receive a free book coupon and a Summer Dare Journal for registering. 


Complete the Summer Dare - Read 600 minutes to finish and pick up a free book or Friends Book Nook coupon. 


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

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

*We may use your information to help us gather data and track the effectiveness of the program.

Want to see what's going on this summer? Visit our website for information about our events!