NPL’s Summer Challenge!

Jun 2, 2014 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Activities, Early Literacy

It’s almost summer! You know what that means…

The Nashville Public Library is kicking off our Summer Challenge! Children, Teens, Adults and Groups are all welcome! And lucky for you, we have one of the most user-friendly ways to sign up, log activities and claim your prizes.

What exactly is Summer Challenge? Well, it’s NPL’s way of encouraging people to explore Nashville and keep their minds active over the summer–not just by reading (though that is one way to earn points). Activity options include helping someone, writing a poem, visiting a park, attending a library event… just to name a few. The activities are the same whether you’re a child, teen, or adult making it ideal for families!

Points lead to prizes and entries into our grand prize drawing.

There are four simple steps to our Summer Challenge:

1). Sign up

2). Complete activities to earn points

3). Log/track your points (either online or by printing out an activity log)

4). Once you hit 25 or 50 points, claim your prize at any library location and receive an entry into the grand prize drawing

This is a great way to keep kids engaged over the summer! Teachers, we have a group option so your class can participate together (click here for more info and a registration form)! Teens have plenty to stellar activity options to choose from, including posting to social media. And with our new Studio NPL at the Green Hills library branch, teens now have more opportunities to explore, design and learn with new technology! And for us grown-ups, this encourages us to discover other resources at the library and throughout the community.

Grand prizes include $50 Target gift cards or a trip for four to Dollywood.  Plus, each library has its own point goal.  By earning points to win prizes for yourself, you also earn points for your library and city.  When your local library reaches its point goal, they’ll throw a big end-of-summer party!  When the city hits its point target, all participants will be able to get their library fines forgiven the week of August 16 – 22!!

So sign up, explore, and make the library a part of your summer!

And may the odds be ever in your favor.

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  • Would you please provide the link to the rules and conditions for the Dollywood Sweepstakes?

    • Certainly, Mark. For every 25 points that a child earns in the summer challenge, they are entered to win the tickets to Dollywood. The prize includes 4 passes to Dollywood and a $200 gift card (that they can use for food/hotel/gas…) The drawing is a random drawing that our summer reading software accomplishes, and the winner will be contacted. So, the only condition is that you register and get points as explained on the NPL site here.

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