The library summer reading program is one of our very favorite summer things.
This year, the Pierce County Library system has another awesome program full of prizes and events for kids designed to keep them reading all vacation long (summer brain drain is a real thing)!
Today I’m especially excited to highlight their programs for teens, and if you’re one of my teacher or homeschooling readers, or you’re just the mom who keeps everyone in the loop, I hope you’ll pass this on. I know it can be hard to get teens to do anything (I have one), but this is a way cool program with prizes I promise your pickiest teenager will be into. Here’s all the scoop to share with yours!
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Teen Summer Reading Challenge is the Pierce County Library’s summer reading program for teens ages 13+. This year’s theme is Get in the Game, taking a cue from the Summer Olympics.
Teens from all over Pierce County meet online at teensummerchallenge.org to take the challenge.
Here’s how you can take the challenge:
- Create a free account at teensummerchallenge.org
- Track your reading, and earn points for every hour that you read this summer.
- Complete activities related to books, games, sports, and pop culture to earn even more points!
- Spend your points to get a chance to win prizes.
This Year’s Prizes:
- iTunes gift cards
- Starbucks gift cards
- Amazon gift cards
- Target gift cards
- Gamestop gift cards
- Movie tickets
- Rainiers tickets
- Book Riot young adult books subscription box (1 month)
To redeem prizes, you must be a teen with a Pierce County Library card. *If you don’t have one, they’re free and super easy to get!
NEW this year:
- New activities will be released every Friday throughout the summer.
- Vote for your favorite books in our YA Book Bracket. See your favorites rise to the top!
- Follow us on Instagram @teensummerchallenge
And, when you enter the Sounds Fun Mom exclusive code: southsound on the Teen Summer Challenge dashboard, you’ll earn bonus points.
The teen summer challenge launched June 1st, so your teens can get registered and get reading now! Don’t forget to share that code for bonus points!
PS If you need some book suggestions, we have those coming right up tomorrow in an exclusive list from PCL young adult librarians just for us!
Disclosure: We are proud to be partners with the Pierce County Library system!