Halfway to the Win

Posted & filed under Library blog, Technology.

We’ve reached the halfway point in our 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, Read for the Win. In the first six weeks, you have been busy attending events, singing, reading, creating, and playing! You still have plenty of time—right up until the last day of August—to complete activities and check in for star punches and tickets. After that, we will draw ten lucky winners to receive prize baskets filled with gift cards, games, and even a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader!

Speaking of Kindles, an easy way to earn up to three raffle tickets is to borrow a library Kindle and use it to read ebooks. You can also read library ebooks (or listen to audiobooks) on your personal device. Get started on our website, or ask a librarian to learn more.

Earn three more raffle tickets just for trying the library’s online resources. Suggestions for quick activities: look at a newspaper from another part of the world in Library PressDisplay, or find your next great read in NoveList. If you have more time, research your next big purchase in Consumer Reports, take a Lynda.com course, or come to the library and build a family tree with Ancestry Library Edition.

Have you gone to see the “The BFG” since it hit theaters on the first of the month? If so, claim your raffle ticket for the activity “Watch a movie based on a book”! Other big summer adaptations include “Me Before You” and “The Infiltrator.” See our book-to-movie suggestions for all ages, plus adaptations that you can access for free with your library card on hoopla digital.

Many of the activities on the Challenge Card are even simpler to complete. Find us at the library or around town to sing us a song, show us your book-related paintings or drawings, tell us what you’ve read (and cooked!), and get your well-deserved star punches.

prize basket

(Don’t let Abe hoard all the raffle tickets! Get in on your chance to win one of these awesome prize baskets.)