Summer Reading Road Trip Challenge

Image of a paved road with text that reads Summer Reading Road Trip. Read Books. Travel Miles. Win Prizes. For details visit z.umn.edu/reads21If you’re looking for a way to up your summer reading game, check out the Libraries Summer Reading Road Trip Challenge! For each page you read before September 12, you travel one mile on a Great American Road Trip. Once you have completed a road trip, submit your completed map to any library location or online. Your name will be entered into a prize drawing held after September 12. Download your map and start reading today!

A summer road trip isn’t complete without some great music to listen to along the way.

For your enjoyment, we have created five road trip based playlists, each with a different theme to go along with the routes on our summer reading challenge. The Road Trip playlist is our quintessential list of songs about travel and transportation. The Appalachian Trail playlist focuses on the vibe of the trail with bluegrass and folk. The Great Northern playlist features artists with ties to the states on the route. The Route 66 playlist takes its inspiration from the popular music of the heyday of Route 66, with a blend of standards, swing, and surf guitar. The Rocky Mountains is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, featuring artists from states along the route.

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