Summer Reading Challenge

​​​​The 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!

Program Details

Mon., Jun. 12th – Sat., Aug. 12th 
Note: Participants must pick up their earned prizes at any VBPL location by 5 p.m. on Aug. 12th. 


Prizes

 Youth (Birth to Grade 5)

Prizes

​First 5 Books Read Free 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 Read An invitation to the Super Reader Ice Cream Party

 Teen (Grades 6 to 12)

Prizes

1 Book Read Chick-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 (18+)

Prizes

Registration Raffle 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 Read Tote 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.

 Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (All Ages)

Prizes 

Registration Raffle entry to win an Amazon Echo or Dot
Every book read (up to 50 total) Raffle entry to win an Amazon Echo or Dot
5 Books Read Flash Drive and Bowling Pass
50 Books Read (Birth to Grade 5 only) An invitation to the Super Reader Ice Cream Party
This reading challenge is designed for customers of the Bayside Area & Special Services Library talking books program. If you would like more information about the Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (LBPD), contact us at 757-385-2684.

​Readers are eligible for one VBPL Summer Reading Challenge. You may choose to participate in the LBPD challenge or the challenge for your age group. It's up to you!
Thanks!

​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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