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Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program

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2017 Program

At Provo City Library we have a goal for everyone to read at least three books this summer!

Any Provo City Library cardholder in good standing is eligible to participate. To join the Summer Reading Program and begin working towards this goal, first, chose a program based on your age. Overlapping ages, 12 and 18, can choose which program to join. Just select the desired program during registration.

  • Teens, ages 12 - 18
  • Adults, ages 18 and up

Description

For teens and adults, we have a goal for everyone to read at least three books this summer! Books must be read and logged by Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12 midnight. All participants who reach this goal will earn both a completion prize (tape measure) and are also automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $300 Amazon gift card. There will be separate drawings for adults and teens.

In addition to the reading goal, there are a few other parts to the program. Additional reading, completing Challenges, and attending Library programs will all award badges. For every 5 badges earned, participants get to choose one small prize of their choosing (picked up at the 1st Floor Reference Desk while supplies last). You will be notified in a popup message and through the mail system on your Summer Reading account. In addition, as reading is logged different avatar fashions will be unlocked making it fun to mix and match styles. A new avatar outfit is unlocked every 40 points up to 600 points.

In addition to winning small prizes, participants will earn one ticket entry for every badge awarded. This means you could potentially earn dozens of tickets which could then be used for entries into 25 separate prize drawings. Ticket entries will only be available for pick up after the end of the Summer Reading Program (August 2 - 12). Please come in to pick up your ticket entries and place them in the prize box of your choice. These will be located near the 1st Floor Reference Desk. One winner will be drawn from each box, but it’s possible for the same person to win a prize from two or more boxes if tickets are spread out.

Finally, during registration, participants will be automatically assigned to one of three teams (green, orange, or yellow). Teams will actively compete against each other to see who can get the most points from reading by the end of the program. The winning team will be announced at the Summer Reading Pool Party on Saturday, July 29. There will also be a page within the Summer Reading online program where we will regularly update the team results.

Participation Rules

Reading goal:

  • Read a minimum of 3 books by July 28, 2017.
  • Reading more than 3 books, gives you chances to win more prizes.
  • The last day to log any books is Friday, July 28 at 12:00 midnight.

Rules:

  • Eligible books must be read during the 2017 Summer Reading Program, June 3 – July 28, 2017. Books finished prior to June 3, 2017 cannot be logged.
  • The last day to log any books is Friday, July 28 at 12:00 midnight.
  • Books MUST be 100 pages or longer.
    • Books are not required to be checked out from Provo City Library.
  • Books read can count for one Challenge and also be entered on the reading log but cannot be used for more than one Challenge.
  • Provo City Library reserves the right to reject submissions not complying with all the rules.
  • Secret codes are given out at the time the Challenge is completed and cannot be given out again if lost.
  • Completion and small prizes are limited and only available while supplies last.
  • Up to 20 small prizes can be won by unlocking badges.
  • Some badges are informational only such as notices that a new avatar was unlocked. These badges do not count towards earning a small prize.
  • Completion and small prizes can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
  • Prizes won through drawings can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
  • Library staff and their immediate family are ineligible for any prizes won by drawing.

Badges:

  • Badges are unlocked by logging books, completing Challenges, and attending Library programs.
    • 5 badges earned = 1 small prize
  • There are 3 ways to earn badges.
    1. A badge is earned for every secret code entered.
      • Secret codes are given out at Library programs and by completing activities at the Library.
    2. A badge is earned for every Challenge completed.
    3. Badges are also earned after certain amounts of books are logged.
      • 3 books read and logged (reached Summer Reading goal)
        • In addition, you also win the completion prize and are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing
      • 5 books read and logged
      • 10 books read and logged
      • 15 books read and logged
      • 20 books read and logged
  • Additionally, each badge unlocked gives you one entry ticket to be used for prize drawings at the end of the program.

Log Books:

  • After reading a book that complies with the rules, log into your account and enter the title, author, and review in the corresponding entry boxes.
  • You will earn 200 points for every book correctly logged.
    • Points are used to keep track of each team's progress.

Secret Codes:

  • Secret codes are given out at the end of all Library programs and at the Reference Desks for completing certain activities inside the library.
    • These codes cannot be given out again if lost.
  • Enter the secret code after logging into your Summer Reading account to unlock a badge.

Challenges:

  • Challenges are activities designed to explore reading, highlight library resources, perform services, and to just have fun.
  • Most Challenges are completed following the task list found on your Summer Reading account.
  • A ticket entry to be used in the prize drawings is earned for every badge unlocked from completed Challenges.

Library Programs:

  • Attending Library Programs throughout the summer allows you to earn badges and eventually prizes.
    • After logging in, a complete list of Library Programs can be found in the Events section or find more information on the Library’s online calendar.
  • Secret codes will be given out at the end of all Library programs.
    • After entering the secret code on your Summer Reading account, you will be awarded the corresponding program badge.
      • 5 badges earned = 1 small prize

Points:

  • 200 points are earned for every book read and logged.
  • Points are used to track your team's progress. You will automatically be assigned to one of three teams when registering for the Summer Reading Program.

Progress Bar:

  • The progress bar located on the home page after logging in shows your progress towards the Summer Reading goal to read at least three books between June and July.
  • After three books have been read and logged, the progress bar will show 100%.
    • Continuing to read books will provide more chances to win prizes.

Teams:

  • During registration, you will automatically be assigned to one of three teams (green, orange, or yellow).
  • Teams actively compete against each other to see who can get the most points from reading by the end of the program.
  • The winning team will be announced at the Summer Reading Pool Party on Saturday, July 29.

Avatars:

  • Reading and logging books will unlock different fashions for your avatar making it fun to mix and match styles.

Prizes:

Completion prize = Tape measure
Small prizes
= Treats and small prizes
Drawing prizes = 25 big prizes
Grand prize
= $300 Amazon gift card

Completion Prize:

  • Participants who read and log a minimum of 3 books will earn a tape measure.
  • You will be notified through the mail section of your Summer Reading account.
  • Tape measures can be claimed at the 1st Floor Reference Desk while supplies last (500 available).

Small Prizes:

  • Small prizes and treats can be won by completing Challenges.
    • 5 badges earned = 1 prize
  • Small prizes include treats such as candy bars, healthier snacks, magnetic bookmarks, microfiber cleaning cloths, colored gel pens, and more.
  • You will be notified through the mail section of your Summer Reading account.
  • Pick up prizes at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
  • Prizes are only available while supplies last.

Drawing Prizes:

  • For every badge awarded, you will earn one ticket entry (picked up at the end of the program).
  • Ticket entries can be picked up beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 2 at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
  • The last chance to pick up entry tickets will be 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 12.
    • Entry boxes for 25 separate prize drawings will be near the 1st Floor Reference Desk from Wednesday, August 2 - Saturday, August 12.
      • Place your ticket entries in the prize box of your choice.
      • No ticket entries will be accepted after August 12.
  • Winners will be notified via phone or email by Monday, August 14.
    • You do not need to be present to win.
  • Winners must pick up prizes by 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 2.

Grand Prize:

  • After reading and logging 3 books, participants will be automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a $300 Amazon gift card.
    • Two gift cards will be awarded. One for the Teen program (ages 12-18) and one for the Adult program (18 and up).
  • The drawing will be held Monday, August 14 and the winners will be notified shortly after.
    • You do not need to be present to win.
  • Completing the Summer Reading goal by logging 3 books also gives you and your immediate family admission to the End of Summer Reading Pool Party.

Pool Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Pool Party 10:00 – 11:30 am

  • After reaching your summer reading goal, you will earn admission for yourself and your immediate family to the Pool Party. Admission tickets can be picked up beginning July 25 through the morning of July 29.

 

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