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Beneath the Surface
The Tacoma Public Library's
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
June 15th through August 10th

The basics:
Read and write a review of 5 books for the chance to win a new iPad

The dates:
The first day to sign up is Saturday, June 1st.
The first day to report is Saturday, June 15th.
The last day to report is Saturday, August 10th by 5:30 p.m.
The zoo party is Saturday, August 17th.
The last day to pick up your prizes is Saturday, August 24th

How the club works
Read 5 books and submit a brief review online or on the attached reporting log. Every time you submit a review, you will be entered into that week’s prize drawing. Read and review 5 titles by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 10th for a chance to win a new iPad! Teens also have the option of substituting 1 of the 5 books read by attending and reporting on 1 program at the Tacoma Public Library.

Just the facts

  • You can join the club and begin your reading on Saturday, June 1st.
    Sign up online at http://evanced.tacomapubliclibrary.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=17 or at your local Tacoma Public Library.
  • The first day to submit a review is Saturday, June 15th.
  • The last day to report (in person or online) is Saturday, August 10th by 5:30 p.m.
  • Read 5 books (or read 4 books and attend one program) by Saturday, August 10th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win a new iPad.

There are two ways to keep track of your books and share your reviews:

  • You can use the log you received when you signed up in person to write a short review of each book. Bring the log with you and report your reading at the Summer Reading Reporting Station the next time you visit your local Tacoma Public Library.
  • OR you can submit your reviews online through Tacoma Public Library's Summer Reading Website - http://evanced.tacomapubliclibrary.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=17

Download additional reading logs here.

  • Each week that you submit a review online or in the library, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for fun prizes, including tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game, passes to
    Northwest Trek, and tickets to the Washington State Fair.
  • Once you have finished reading and reviewing your first 5 books (or 4 books and 1 program),
    you will be entered into the weekly drawing for every additional book you read. Read and
    review an additional 5 books to be entered again in the Grand Prize Drawing for an additional chance to win a new iPad.
  • Everyone who completes the program will receive a pair of ear "worm" buds, two free games
    of bowling at Narrows Plaza Bowl, and a ticket for two to the Summer Reading Celebration
    on Saturday, August 17th at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
  • Books should be at your appropriate reading level and checked out from the Tacoma Public
    Library.
  • Graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and eBooks count!
  • Beneath the Surface is for students entering grades 6-12.
  • The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, August 24th. Prizes will be available while supplies last.
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