Escondido, CA

Teens can win Kindle, iPod at Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge invites students entering grades 7-12 next fall to “Design Your World.” The Challenge, which begins Monday, June 19  and runs through Monday, July 31, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and lifelong learning.

Teens log reading and event participation online at to earn prizes donated by Friends of the Library and local businesses. As participants log their reading, they can earn prizes such as coupon packs and free books. Additional reading earns entries into the grand prize drawing, giving teens the chance to win items like a Kindle Fire, iPod Nano, or a Bluetooth speaker.

June events for teens include:

• Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off for all ages on Wednesday, June 21,  from noon to 3 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Rita’s Italian Ice.

• Game On! for teens entering grades 7-12 on Wednesday, June 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Challenge friends to a variety of board, card, or video games.

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for children and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and  sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St., Escondido.

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