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Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program

2018 Program

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At Provo City Library we have a goal for everyone to read and review at least four 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. Children must turn 12 by the last day of the program in order to register for the teen program.

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

Description

For teens and adults, we have a goal for everyone to read and review at least four books (each book 100+ pages) this summer! Books must be read and logged with a review by Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm. All participants who reach this goal will earn both a completion prize (keychain) 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 Activities, 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).

In addition to winning small prizes, participants will earn one ticket entry for every five badges 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 1 - 11). 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.

Participation Rules

Reading goal:

  • Read and review a minimum of 4 books (each book 100+ pages) by July 27, 2018.
  • Reading more than 4 books gives you chances to win more prizes.
  • The last day to log any books is Friday, July 27 at 11: 59 pm.

Rules:

  • Eligible books must be read during the 2018 Summer Reading Program, June 2 – July 27, 2018. Books finished prior to June 2, 2018 cannot be logged.
  • The last day to log any books is Friday, July 27 at 11:59 pm.
  • Books MUST be 100 pages or longer.
    • Books are not required to be checked out from Provo City Library.
  • Books logged in the Book Review section must include a written review of at least 50 characters in length.
  • Books read can count for one Activity and also be entered on the reading log but cannot be used for more than one Activity.
  • Provo City Library reserves the right to reject submissions not complying with all the rules.
  • Secret codes are given out at the time the Activity 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.
  • Completion and small prizes can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018 as supplies last.
  • Prizes won through drawings can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
  • Library staff and their immediate family are ineligible for any prizes won by drawing.

Badges:

  • Badges are unlocked by logging books, completing Activities, 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 Activity completed.
    3. Badges are also earned after certain amounts of books are reviewed (each book must be 100+ pages).
      • 4 books read and reviewed (reached Summer Reading goal)
        • In addition, you also win the completion prize and are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing
      • 8 books read and reviewed
      • 12 books read and reviewed
      • 16 books read and reviewed
      • 20 books read and reviewed
  • Additionally, each 5 badges earned 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.

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.

Activities:

  • Activities are designed to explore reading, highlight library resources, perform services, and to just have fun.
  • Most Activities are completed following the task list found on your Summer Reading account.  A printable list can also be found here.
  • A ticket entry to be used in the prize drawings is earned for every 5 badges unlocked from completed Activities.

Library Programs:

  • Attending Library Programs throughout the summer allows you to earn badges and eventually prizes.
    • A complete list of Library Programs for varying age ranges can be found on our website under the Programs tab, or you can 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

Prizes:

Completion prize = Keychain

Small prizes = Treats and small prizes including:

  • Full Size Candy Bars
  • Assorted Packs of Gum
  • Fruit Snacks/Fruit Leather
  • Granola Bars
  • Fig Bars
  • Small Bags of Chips
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Slap Bracelets
  • Magnetic Travel Games
  • Flashing Star Bouncy Balls
  • Wooden Peg Games
  • Maze Puzzle Pens
  • Bamboo Flutes
  • Maracas
  • Bookmarks

Drawing prizes = 25 big prizes

  • Amazon Echo
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Drone
  • Gift Cards:
    • Barnes and Noble
    • Brick Oven
    • Chip
    • Cinemark Movie Pass
    • Cubby's
    • Fat Cats
    • Home Depot
    • Hruska's Kolaches
    • iTunes
    • Olive Garden
    • Red Robin
    • Rockwell's Ice Cream
    • Sundance
    • Visa
  • Kindle eReader
  • Provo Rec Center Pass
  • Sports Camera
  • Wireless Earbuds

Grand prize = $300 Amazon gift card

Completion Prize:

  • Participants who read and review a minimum of 4 books (each 100 + pages) will earn a keychain.
  • You will be notified through the mail section of your Summer Reading account.
  • Keychains can be claimed at the 1st Floor Reference Desk while supplies last (700 available).

Small Prizes:

  • Small prizes and treats can be won by completing Activities.
    • 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.
  • Pick up prizes at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
  • Prizes are only available while supplies last.

Drawing Prizes:

  • For every 5 badges 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 1 at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
  • The last chance to pick up entry tickets will be 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 11.
    • Entry boxes for 25 separate prize drawings will be near the 1st Floor Reference Desk from Wednesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 11.
      • Place your ticket entries in the prize box of your choice.
      • No ticket entries will be accepted after August 11.
  • Winners will be notified via phone or email by Monday, August 13.
    • You do not need to be present to win.
  • Winners must pick up prizes by 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 1.

Grand Prize:

  • After reading and reviewing 4 books (each book 100+ pages), 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 13 and the winners will be notified shortly after.
    • You do not need to be present to win.
  • Completing the Summer Reading goal by reading and reviewing 4 books (each book 100+ pages) also gives you and your immediate family admission to the End of Summer Reading Pool Party.

Pool Party

Saturday, July 28, 2018
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 23 through the morning of July 28.

 

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