Summer Reading Challenge Features Great Prizes

Encourage your children to take the summer reading challenge at any St. Lucie County Library.
The St. Lucie County Library System is excited to announce its 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, running June 6 through Aug. 8. 

The challenge this summer is for every child (K- 6th grade) in St. Lucie County to read at least eight books or for eight hours. All children who participate in the challenge will win free books, and all children who complete the challenge will win a special Reader’s Medal. Every child who completes the challenge will be eligible for the Library’s grand prize drawing to be held on Aug. 12.

The St. Lucie County Library System will also be running a Teen Read Challenge. Teens (age 12-17) will be required to read eight books and provide a brief review about each title in a book-log. Upon submission of their reviews, teens will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

Thanks to a partnership with Audiofile and Overdrive, St. Lucie County teens can access two free audiobooks a week and count them toward the library’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge.

With a valid library card, St. Lucie County teens can download two audiobooks per week now through August 13 by texting “syncya” to 25872 or visiting Titles range from classics to new releases including “Lord of the Flies,” “X: A Novel,” “Great Expectations,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Buddha Boy,” “Little Women” and more.

Running June 6 through Aug. 8, any St. Lucie County teen (ages 12-17) that reads eight books or listens to eight audiobooks and writes eight short book reports will get to choose a free book and be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a Kindle Fire; four tickets to an Indian River Lagoon Dolphin Watch Tour or a package for four to SuperPlay USA in Port St. Lucie. The prizes are provided thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library, which helps to enhance the summer reading program.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is greatly enhanced by the generosity of the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Association and its desire to promote literacy.

In addition to the reading challenge, the Library will be hosting a variety of weekly programs throughout the summer. Reading logs and program information can be found on the St. Lucie County Library System homepage or at any Library location.

Anyone interested in learning more about this program should call their favorite Library Branch or contact Mark Freed at 772-462-1618 or  

The St. Lucie County Library System is a division of the Community Services Department and features five branch libraries and a joint-use facility with Indian River State College located in St. Lucie West.


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