Mark your calendar! Signup for the all-ages Summer Reading Challenge begins on May 23 and runs through August 15. Create your online account at PoudreLibraries.org/SRC and join in one or both of this year’s fun challenges. Remember to stop by one of the libraries after you create your account to pick up your sign up gift! (Available while supplies last.)
Challenge 1: Read at Least 10 Hours
Books, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and more – if you can read it, it counts toward your 10 hours of reading. Everyone who reads (or listens) for 10 hours this summer earns a free book!
Children and teens can pick up their free book at any library location beginning June 6. Adults will find a “free book” coupon in their online reading account which can be redeemed at any Friends of the Library book sale. (The next sale is scheduled for July 15-17 at Old Town Library.)
Challenge 2: Play Summer Bingo
After the success of last summer’s Bingo Challenge, we decided to expand the challenge to include additional activities, customized ideas for each age group, and even more exciting prizes!
This year’s Bingo Challenge features a variety of activities to complete along with a Bingo Bonus Guide filled with suggestions for extending the family fun. The Bonus Guide includes bilingual, age-appropriate ideas for completing each Bingo square along with library resources to help you make the most out of the activities. Of course, you can always choose your own adventure to complete each activity.
For every Bingo you complete – up, down, or diagonal – you receive an entry into the Grand Prize drawings at the end of the summer. More Bingos = more entries!
If you black out the entire board, you earn an $8 FUN Bucks card from Chipper’s Lanes Entertainment, good for one of the following: a free game of laser tag, $8 of arcade play, or $8 off bowling.
Digital Bingo cards and the Bingo Bonus Guide are available in your online summer reading account. You can also download and print a copy from your account to track your progress. A limited number of printed copies will be available at the libraries.
You must record your Bingo activities in your online account by August 15 in order to earn the blackout Bingo prize and to be entered into Grand Prize drawings. Blackout prizes will be available at all three libraries from June 6 to August 22 during open hours and while supplies last.