Thank you for registering for JPL's Children's Summer Reading Program. This year you will be required to read by minutes to complete this program. The program will ask you to log your minutes by the title and author of the books that you are reading.
Each minute will be valued at 1 point.
If you read for 20 minutes, you will earn 20 points towards completing the program.
If you read for 30 minutes, you will earn 30 points towards completing the program.
If you read for 40 minutes, you will earn 40 points toward completing the program.
Once you have completed 250 minutes of reading, you are automatically entered into a random drawing. Children will be emailed if they have won. There are four random drawings throughout the program.
Random Drawing Dates: July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20
Random Drawing 1 (250 points): Read 250 minutes by Friday, July 9 and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win an electronic gift card to Amazon.
Random Drawing 2 (500 points): Read 500 minutes by Friday, July 23 and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win an electronic gift card to Amazon.
Random Drawing 3 (750 points): Read 750 minutes by Friday, August 6 and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win an electronic gift card to Amazon .
Random Drawing 4 (1000 points): Read 1000 minutes by Friday, August 20 and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win an electronic gift card to Amazon .
Q: Can I read an audiobook or graphic novel?
A: Yes! Part of the Summer Reading program is to promote a love for reading and trying new things. Listen to an audiobook or read a graphic novel of your choice!
Q: How will I be notified if I won an Amazon Gift Card?
A: We will email you on the Monday after winners are selected in a random drawing on the preceding Fridays. The random drawing dates are above. All gift cards will be issued electronically this year.
Q: If I read more than 250 minutes, will I receive more random drawing entries?
A: Yes! If you read above the required 250 minutes, your chances of winning the drawing will increase.
Q: Can I read all my required minutes at the beginning of the summer?
A: No. The summer reading program is meant to be read throughout the summer, from June 26-August 20 We hope that you will read daily for fun and enjoyment and develop a habit for reading. The TOTAL DAILY MAXIMUM POINTS is 50 points which is awarded to a reader who has read for 50 minutes. You will not be permitted to earn more than that amount in a day. Pace yourself.
Happy Reading and GOOD LUCK!
Thank you for participating in our Summer Reading Program.
How to enter raffles:
Raffle Drawings will take place twice per month. Read, log, & review a book by the dates below to be automatically entered into each raffle:
Additional chances to win the Grand Prize can be earned by attending JPL teen programs that take place between 6/26 and 8/16. Make sure to also read a 4th book to be eligible for the Grand Prize according to the schedule above - but you can improve your chances of winning by attending programs.
Here's how it works:
The more programs you attend, the greater your chance of winning a $100 Visa gift card!
But wait...there's more! Enter our BONUS Starbucks raffle!
You can also enter into a separate BONUS raffle to win a $10 Starbucks gift card by reading and reviewing a NEW teen book (published in 2021). This book can also count for one of the 4 books required to complete the program. Fiction, non-fiction, or graphic novels are all included.
Please be sure to log and review as you would any other book, but also complete the "Read and Review a New Teen Book" mission to be entered in the raffle.
Participants can earn only 1 entry for the Starbucks raffle. There will be a total of 6 winners!
Enjoy reading this summer!
If you have any questions or concerns, you can email Teen Librarian Kim Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is invited to join! Non-residents may register beginning June 27th.
Submit an entry for each book you read between July 9th and August 20th for a chance to win a prize ~ each submission becomes a raffle ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Participants will be invited to join us on Thursday, August 26th at 1:00 PM to attend a virtual end to our summer reading program.
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