WCL’s Summer Reading Challenge

Whitefish Community Library holds a Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) each year as an incentive for youth to read during summer months when they are not in school. (For one article, among many, about why Summer Reading programs benefit youth, click here.)

We include people of all ages in our reading challenge to model the habit of reading to our youngest patrons. They see that the adults in their lives invest their time in reading and see that it is a worthy activity. And here’s how it works:

Any one, any age, who reads or is read to, may participate in WCL’s Summer Reading Challenge.

SIGN UP: Sign up at Whitefish Community Library (WCL) to get a Summer Reading Challenge Number beginning June 14, 2021 and start tracking your reading. OR print a PDF of the Reading Log (available June 14). You will have to come into the library at some point to sign up for a number so that you can enter tickets for prizes.

READ AND TRACK! Keep track of the time you spend listening to or reading BOOKS* on your Summer Reading Challenge Log by coloring or marking off one book icon on the log for:

•15 minutes of reading if someone reads to you, •20 minutes of reading if you read to yourself up to 9 years old, •30 minutes of reading up to 12 years old, and •1 hour of reading if older than 12. Reading is tracked by coloring the book icon

Download 2021 Summer Reading tracking log

VISIT THE LIBRARY. After you’ve completed one or more rows of the log, bring it to the library. You’ll receive a ticket to enter for the prize of your choice. 2021 SRC Prize Descriptions

PAVE THE WAY You will also recieve a “cobblestone” to help build the road for Whitefish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels delivery. The Whitefish Credit Union will donate a dollar for every cobblestone sticker readers place on the Pave The Way mural up to $500. SO LET’S GET READING!

LAST DAY TO GET PRIZE TICKETS: Saturday, August 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. We will not be able to enter tickets after that date and time.

PRIZE DRAWINGS [AKA “end-of-Challenge Prizes”]: Tuesday, August 17. Winners will be notified that day. There is a limit of 1 PRIZE PER PERSON (This will be the first prize for which your name is drawn.)

*BOOKS = Any format that involves Reading: Fiction or nonfiction books, audiobooks, magazines, comic books, newspapers, and read-along kits. Items do not have to be library items, but must involve READING and may not be below the reader’s reading level.