A Summer Reading Program For All Ages

June 1 - August 31, 2020

At All JMRL Locations

Don't miss the JMRL Summer Challenge! The program is open to all ages - children, teens, and adults - and takes place until August 31, 2020.

The Summer Challenge has ended for this year. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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

  • Download and print the two challenge sheets on this page. 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.
  • 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. If this isn't possible, you may contact the Central Library by August 31 at 434.979.7151 x4 to be entered in the drawing.

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.

How do I pick up prizes?

After August 31, there will still be opportunities to pick up prizes.
  • If you choose, you may wait until JMRL is open to the public again to pick up prizes. After the Library reopens, please call your local branch in advance to arrange pickup.
Curbside Service Pickup Options:
  • 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.
  • After August 31, all participants will be notified by email or phone with information about the option to pick up book prizes during curbside service. Those who choose to do so will complete an online form to list favorite genres/types of books. Staff at the Central Library will select a book based on those choices and send it to the desired branch. The participant will contact the branch to ask if the book has arrived, and schedule a time to pick it up at curbside.

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

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