Rock Island Library offers Winter Reading Challenge


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 3:13 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Public Library


Read to Win at the Rock Island Public Library Jan. 22 to March 1

Rock Island, IL: Readers will be in the winner's circle this winter, with the "Driven to Read" winter reading challenge at the Rock Island Public Library.

Challenges are available for both children and adult readers from Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Friday, March 1. Children from pre-school to 6th grades can pick up a Driven to Read reading log and choose to read either 16 books or for six hours of accumulated time. Prizes will be awarded at the halfway point and finish line.

Adults ages 18 and up may participate by completing one entry form for each adult book, eBook or audiobook completed during the Jan. 22 to March 1 challenge period. Entries will go into a random drawing for the grand prize of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD, or secondary prizes of gift cards and passes to restaurants, merchants and attractions.

Children's reading logs and adult reading challenge entries are due back to the library by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1. Children may pick up prizes as they earn them; Adult winners will be called. Forms will be available starting Tuesday, Jan. 22 at all Rock Island Library locations.

Teen readers are currently competing in the "READ to Survive, Survive to READ" teen reading challenge sponsored by the young adult departments of Quad City public libraries. Reading logs for the teen contest, which are also available at Rock Island Library locations, are due by Saturday, Jan. 26.

For more upcoming library events, visit the library calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow Rock Island Library on Facebook or call 309-732-7323.


















 



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