VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The annual 'Summer Reading Challenge' at Virginia Beach Public Libraries kicks off June 11.
The challenge benefits school-age children who may be at risk of losing reading skills during the summer break. It's a fun way to encourages kids to read.
The challenge begins June 11, 2018, and ends August 4, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Anyone can read whatever they'd like. Participants can count books, comic books, magazines, newspapers in print or digital formats. Audiobooks count, too!
The youth reading incentives:
- 5 books - Free book
- 10, 20 and 40 books - Prize wheel spin
- 50 books - Sand animal bean bag toy
- Super Reader Badge: Read for 20 minutes a day, 5 days every week this summer and unlock an invitation to the Super Reader Celebration at the Virginia Aquarium on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Teenager reading incentives:
- 3 books - $12.00 Barnes & Noble gift card
- 10 books - Raffle entry for $20 Barnes & Noble gift card
- 20 books - Raffle entry for $40 Barnes & Noble gift card
- Participate in the activity badges to be entered in raffles for a variety of cool prizes!
Adult reading incentives:
- Read for 20 hours and receive a Friends tote bag and a $1.00 coupon to the Frends shop
- The more you read, the better chance you have of winning a raffle prize.
To participate, readers need to sign up for the reading tracking software, Beanstack. The program also gives reading recommendations.
To sign up or log in to Beanstack, click here.
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