Summer Reading Challenge

​​​​VBPL Summer Reading Challenge is an annual initiative to engage readers of all ages in reading throughout the summer months. Summer Reading Challenge benefits school age children who may be at risk for the loss of reading skills during the summer break and encourages reluctant readers with reading incentives. It is also great fun for all ages! Visit our Reading C​hallenge​ website to sign up today​.

Program Length:​

Monday, June 12th – Saturday, August 12th 
Note: Participants must pick up their earned prizes at any VBPL location by 5 p.m. on August 12th. 


Youth: Birth-Grade 5
Teen: Grades 6-12​​
Adults: Age 18+

​Youth Prizes (Birth-Grade 5)

​First 5 Books ReadFree book
Every additional 5 Books Read (up to 30 books)​Prize wheel spin
​Super Reader Prize: 50 Books​Sand animal
Super Reader Prize: 100 Books ReadAn invitation to the Super Reader Ice-cream Party

Teen Prizes (Grades 6-12)

1 Book ReadChick-fil-A coupon
2 Books Read​VBPL sunglasses
3 Books Read$10 Barnes & Noble gift card
Plus when you complete Reading Tracks and earn badges you'll receive entries to themed raffles.​ Raffle prizes include a surf board, Barnes & Noble gift cards, gift certificates to YNot Pizza and Duck Donuts, Dave & Buster's Power Cards and more.​

Adult Prizes (Adult 18+)

RegistrationRaffle entry to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
Every book read (up to 50 total)Raffle entry to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
5 Books ReadTote bag, additional Barnes & Noble gift card raffle entry, and bowling pass
Plus when you complete Reading Tracks and earn badges you'll receive entries to themed raffles. Raffle prizes include a bicycle or gift cards to Lynnhaven Fish House or Quintin's Tea Shop.
Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for their continued support of our annual Summer Reading Challenge, and to the Virginia Beach Library Foundation! They make it all possible!​​​
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