Summer Reading Program 2019

Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program

2019 Program

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Provo City Library's Summer Reading Program goal is for teens and adults to read and review at least four books over 100 pages this Summer!

Any Provo City Library cardholder in good standing is eligible to participate. To join the Summer Reading Program and begin working toward this goal, register for a program based on your age. Overlapping ages, 12 and 18, can choose which program to join.  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

To complete this year's Summer Reading Program, teens and adults must read and review at least four books (100+ pages each) during the program dates. Books must be read and logged with a review by Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM. All participants who reach this goal earn both a completion prize (a tote bag) and are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $300 Amazon gift card! There will be separate drawings for adults and teens.

Log additional reading and book reviews, complete Activities and Challenges, and attend Library Programs to earn award badges. For every 5 badges earned, participants may pick up one small prize at the 1st Floor Reference Desk (while supplies last).

Participants earn one drawing ticket for every five badges awarded. At the end of the program, we hold a drawing for some out of this world prizes! This year, as you complete challenges, read and review books, and earn badges, you earn electronic drawing tickets to enter into the drawing of your choosing from within your Summer Reading account. 

**PLEASE NOTE** This e-ticket drawing system is new for this year. We will NOT have paper tickets to enter into drawing boxes as we have in past years. All e-tickets MUST be submitted by the end of the program on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
Please choose your e-ticket drawing entries carefully as changes cannot be made once submitted! Once a ticket is submitted, it cannot be removed from a drawing, moved to a different drawing, or edited in any way. One winner will be chosen for each prize unless otherwise stated. It is possible for the same person to win multiple prizes if e-tickets are submitted in multiple drawings. 


Once you've read the above and understand this new e-ticketing system, log in to your Summer Reading account to find the badge called "Summer Reading Prize Drawings" and enter secret code srp104drawings to get a bonus point!

Participation Rules

Reading goal:

  • Read and review a minimum of 4 books (100+ pages each).
  • Reading and reviewing more than 4 books gives you chances to earn more prizes.
  • The last day to log any book reviews is Wednesday, July 31 at 11: 59 pm.

Rules:

  • Eligible books must be read during the 2019 Summer Reading Program dates, June 1 – July 31, 2019. Books finished prior to June 1, 2019 cannot be logged.
  • The last day to log any books is Wednesday, July 31 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.
  • 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 that do not comply with the rules.
  • Secret Codes are given out at the time the Activity or Library Program is completed and cannot be given out again if lost.
  • Completion prizes and small prizes are limited and only available while supplies last.
  • Up to 20 small prizes can be won by unlocking badges.
  • Completion prizes and small prizes can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019, while supplies last.
  • Prizes won through drawings at the end of the program can be picked up through 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
  • 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. Descriptions of each of these are below.
    • 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 in your Summer Reading account.
    3. Badges are also earned after every 4 books logged and reviewed (each book must be 100+ pages).
      • 4 books read and reviewed (Summer Reading Program reading goal is reached)
        • In addition to a badge, you earn a completion prize (a tote bag) and are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing- a $300 Amazon gift card
      • 8 books read and reviewed
      • 12 books read and reviewed
      • 16 books read and reviewed
      • 20 books read and reviewed
  • Each 5 badges earned gives you one e-ticket to enter into our fantastic prize drawings! E-tickets can be submitted throughout the program from your Summer Reading account and drawings take place when the program has concluded. Once you've read the above and understand this new e-ticketing option, log in to your Summer Reading account and enter secret code srp104drawings to get a bonus point!

Logging Books:

  • After reading a book that complies with the rules, login to your account and enter the title, author, and a 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 specific activities in the library.
    • These codes cannot be given out again if lost.
  • Log in to your Summer Reading account to enter the secret code and unlock a badge to earn points.

Activities:

  • Activities are designed to explore reading, highlight library resources, perform service, 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.
  • An e-ticket for our end of program drawings is earned for every 5 badges unlocked from completed Activities. E-tickets must be entered electronically from your Summer Reading account into the desired drawing by the end of the program. 
  • In addition, each week of the program you can complete an in-library activity to earn a planet button. Buttons and activities will change each week-collect all 9!

Library Programs:

  • Attending Library Programs throughout the summer allows you to collect secret codes used to earn badges, which  accumulate to earn 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 are given out at the end of all Library Programs.
    • Search for the name of the badge listed on your Secret Code ticket to enter the code in your Summer Reading account and earn the corresponding program badge.

Prizes:

Completion prize: 

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

Small prizes:

  • Small prizes and treats are earned by completing Activities to accumulate points.
    • 5 badges earned = 1 prize
  • Pick up prizes at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
  • Prizes are only available while supplies last.

Treats and small prizes may include:

  • Full Size Candy Bars
  • Assorted Packs of Gum
  • Fruit Snacks/Fruit Leather
  • Granola Bars
  • Small Bags of Chips
  • Cookies & Crackers
  • Galaxy Fidget Spinners
  • Travel Games
  • Reusable Straws
  • Gel Pens
  • Foam Rockets
  • Space Phaser Squirt Guns
  • Star Bracelets
  • Emoji Stampers
  • Space Fact Bookmarks

Drawing Prizes:

  • For every 5 badges awarded, you will earn one e-ticket drawing entry, which you must submit into the desired drawing electronically from your Summer Reading account. 
  • E-ticket entries are earned throughout the program by earning badges and must be submitted in your Summer Reading account, as you earn badge.
  • The last day of the adult and teen Summer Reading Program, 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 31, is the last day to submit your e-tickets.
    • Once e-tickets are entered into a drawing, they cannot be changed.
      • E-tickets cannot be moved to a different drawing once submitted.
      • E-tickets cannot be removed from a drawing once submitted.
      • E-tickets are not transferrable to other Summer Reading accounts or participants.
      • E-tickets cannot be submitted by Library Staff
      • No ticket entries will be accepted after July 31.
  • Winners will be notified via phone or email by Monday, August 5.
    • You do not need to be present to win.
  • Winners must pick up prizes by 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 31.
  • Once you've read the above and understand this new e-ticketing system, log in to your Summer Reading account and enter secret code srp104drawings to get a bonus point!

Drawing Prizes Include:

  • Celestron Travel Telescope
  • Amazon Echo
  • Lego Apollo Saturn V Model Rocket
  • Kindle Paperwhite eReader
  • Provo Rec Center Pass (2 available)
  • Star Trek Catan
  • Beats Headphones
  • Gift Cards:
    • Pioneer Book (2 available)
    • The Brick Oven
    • Slab Pizza
    • Cinemark Movie Passes (2 available)
    • Guru's
    • R&R BBQ
    • Texas Road House
    • Papa Johns
    • Noodles & Co
    • Olive Garden (2 available)
    • Red Robin (2 available)
    • Visa (2 available)

Grand Prize: $300 Amazon gift card

  • After reading and reviewing 4 books (100+ pages each), participants are 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 is held Monday, August 5 and 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 (100+ pages each) also gives you and your immediate family admission to the End of Summer Reading Pool Party.

Pool Party

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Pool Party 10:00 – 11:30 am

  • After reaching your summer reading goal, you earn admission for yourself and your immediate family to the Pool Party. Admission tickets can be picked up beginning July 22 through the morning of August 3.

 

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