Beneath the Surface
The Tacoma Public Library's
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
June 15th through August 10th
The basics:The dates:
Read and write a review of 5 books for the chance to win a new iPad
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
- 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.