A Summer Reading Program For All Ages

June 1 - August 31, 2020

At All JMRL Locations

Welcome to the JMRL Summer Challenge! The program is open to all ages - children, teens, and adults - and takes place from June 1 to August 31, 2020.

Earn prizes by completing challenges this summer. Here's how it works:

  • Download and print the two challenge sheets on this page starting June 1. Family members should each have their own sheets, but working on the challenges together is definitely encouraged.
  • If printing the sheets is not possible, you may call your local JMRL branch to arrange a time to pick up the sheets when the Library is offering curbside service. Sheets will also be available in the building when the Library reopens to the public.
  • Complete five (5) challenges on each sheet. You will earn a prize for each sheet, and be eligible each time to be entered into the grand prize drawings at the end of the summer.
  • When you complete the challenges, enter yourself in the grand prize drawing by completing the JMRL Summer Challenge form, located on this page starting June 1the JMRL Summer Challenge form. If this isn't possible, you may contact the Central Library at 434.979.7151 x4 to be entered in the drawing. After the Library is open to the public, you may stop by your local JMRL branch.

What are the prizes?

Sheet 1:

  • Children - beach ball
  • Teens - light-up pen
  • Adults - gift book

Sheet 2:

  • Gift book for children, teens, and adults

Grand prize:

  • Drawings at each branch for children, teens, and adults - $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble bookstore
  • Grand prize winners will be notified by phone or email sometime after August 31. Announcements will be made if the drawing is delayed due to circumstances.

How do I pick up prizes?

  • When JMRL is open to the public again, you may show your challenge sheet to staff in the building to pick up your prize.
  • Book prizes will only be available for pickup after JMRL is open to the public.
  • Beach ball and pen prizes may be picked up during curbside service. Please call ahead to the branch to arrange pickup. Color choices will not be available during curbside service.
  • Because the current opening situation is uncertain, every effort will be made to provide the opportunity to pick up prizes at a later time if circumstances change. Stay tuned for further announcements if they become necessary.

Don't miss it - take the JMRL Summer Challenge!

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