Summer Reading Challenge

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VBPL encourages children and families to "check out and read" this summer. Visit your library, in person or online, and check out books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels - whatever you like. Then, take some time to "check out" of life's daily demands and spend it on reading!

VBPL is offering age-specific Summer Reading Challenge goals and incentives, along with some creative activities. Parents can participate in our Reading Road Trip to read for pleasure and model reading as a family.

Read to Me (birth - age 4) 
Parents and caregivers are challenged to read at least 20 books to their child to earn a book of their choice and ice cream coupon.  

Youth (Ages 5 - 12) 
After registering, participants can pick up an American Quilt Badge Book (while supplies last) from their local branch to log reading activities and earn badges. The prize for logging 10 hours of reading and completing the challenge is a book of their choice and ice cream coupon.

Teen (Ages 13 - 18) 
Teens have 2 choices at registration, based on the number of books read. For each, the teen receives a Journal and Reading Kit, available at their local branch. There are 12 activity badges teens can complete for fun, and the prize for completion is a $12 Barnes & Noble gift card.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2021 has wrapped up; stay tuned for more reading challenges to come! 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Children Kindergarten and Younger

Read to Me - for children birth through kindergarten

  • 5 Books Read: Free Books
  • 10 Books Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon
  • 30 Books Read: Prize
  • 50 Books Read: Prize 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Youth

Youth – Grades 1 - 5

  • 100 Minutes Read: Free Books
  • 200 Minutes Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon
  • 300 Minutes Read: Prize
  • 400 Minutes Read: Prize

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Teen

Teen – Grades 6 - 12

  • 1 Book Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon 
  • 5 Books Read: $12 Barnes & Noble gift card  
  • 15 Books Read: Entry into $100 Barnes & Noble gift card raffle  


​Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library and to the Virginia Beach Library Foundation for their continued support of the Summer Reading Challenge! Their support makes it all possible!

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