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Project Description

SUMMER CHALLENGE

On the bus | on the beach | at home | at the library

We challenge you to make the library part of your summer story! Choose from 12 challenges, and  earn an entry into our weekly prize draws for every one you complete. Finish the challenges in any order, and repeat as many as you like. Participate on your own or as a family.

Contest runs July 4 to August 31, 2019.

Two Ways to Enter the Weekly Prize Draws

Please make sure your social media privacy settings will allow us to see your submission.

ON FACEBOOK

Go to the GVPL Facebook page and look for the Summer Challenge post pinned to the top of the page. Add a comment to the post that shows how you’ve completed the challenge, either by posting a photo or answering the question(s) in the challenge. Please indicate the number of the challenge you’ve completed and include #gvplchallenge.

Example: I completed #gvplchallenge 2: I read Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness on a park bench by the ocean.

ON TWITTER

Tweet @gvpl your completed challenge, either by posting a photo or answering the question(s) in the challenge. Please indicate the number of the challenge you’ve completed and include #gvplchallenge.

Example: Hey @gvpl, I completed #gvplchallenge 2: I read Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness on a park bench by the ocean.

Prizes

For every challenge you complete, you’ll be entered into a weekly draw to win a gift certificate to a local bookstore (one prize per person).

Draw prize winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Official Contest Rules

The Challenges

Around Town and On the Road

1. Find a Little Free Library box around town and take a photo of the box.

2. Read a book while on vacation or staycation. What book? Where are you?

Make Connections

3. At home, on the beach, on the bus, at the library – where does reading take you?

4. Read aloud to someone special. What did you read? Who did you read to?

Selfie Station

5. Show us your bookface! Find a book with a face on the front or back cover, hold it in front of your face and take a selfie.

6. Take a shelfie – a photo of what’s on your bookshelf.

Get Creative

7. Borrow a cookbook. Post a picture of your culinary creation. (Bring samples to your local library :))

8. (Armchair) travel the globe: Paris, Cuba, Russia or Tofino?  Recommend or share your favorite book set in a far-off (or not far off) place.

Go Digital

9. Borrow a movie, TV show, audiobook or music album using Hoopla, a streaming service for library users. What did you choose? How was it?

Make Believe

10. List five fictional characters you’d like to invite to your book club.

11. If you could step into the world of a book, which would it be? Why?

Book Love

12. What are you reading right now? Share the first line of the book with us.

Win with the library

Keep your eye on our contests page for more chances to read, write and win!

VIEW CONTESTS

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger