2022 Summer Reading Challenge

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UPDATE – AUGUST 1, 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge has ended. We hope you had a “sand-sational” time reading about our oceans and sea life. We encourage all participants to claim reading prizes at any public library by August 31, 2022. Prizes will be provided while supplies last. The grand prize, regional, and branch prize winners were selected and are being notified.

For more information, contact your local library.


GET REWARDS

Dolphin iconFor every 100 minutes logged online you will receive a virtual badge and an entry to the lucky grand prize drawing for Four Round Trip Tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines® flies!

When you reach reading milestones of 300, 600, and 1,000 minutes, you will receive free rewards, while supplies last. Visit a local library to claim your reward.

For teens, read and get entered into the drawing to win a large specialty pizza or a bookstore gift card. Prizes are provided by Pizza Hut Hawaii.

For adult readers, lucky drawings will be held for regional prizes. Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.


Underwater VolcanoDOWNLOAD SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE!

We’re excited to be partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to offer weekly fun ocean themed activity packets for children. Stop here each week to download the latest fun!

The weekly themes are:

Dates Themes
June 5 to 11One Big Ocean
June 12 to 18Exploring Coral Reefs and Tide Pools: The Sunlight Zone
June 19 to 25Exploring the Deep Ocean: The Twilight and Midnight Zones
June 26 to July 2Underwater Volcanoes
July 3 to July 9What would it be like to live in the Ocean? (Oceanography)
July 10 to 16Our Changing Ocean (Threats & Challenges)
July 17 to 23How Can You Protect the Ocean? (Ocean Stewardship)
July 24 to 31Become an Ocean Explorer

Seal with girl reading bookLibrary staff have created additional fun “Take & Make” downloadable sheets for children based on NOAA’s ocean themes. Find a “menu” of literacy tips, songs & rhymes, recommended reading lists, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & mathematics) family craft/activity ideas to do at home.

Download and try them today!

DatesDownload "Menu" File(s)
June 5 to 11One Big Ocean
June 12 to 18Exploring Coral Reefs and Tide Pools
Tide Pool Journal
June 19 to 25Exploring the Deep Ocean
June 26 to July 2Underwater Volcanoes
July 3 to July 9Oceanography
July 10 to 16Our Changing Oceans
Polar Bear activity
July 17 to 23Ocean Stewardship
July 24 to 31Become an Ocean Explorer

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

View virtual programs that were held throughout the Summer!


MAHALO TO OUR PARTNERS


VIEW SUMMER READING CHALLENGE PRIZE RULES

In state observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries and library support offices will be closed Saturday through Monday, July 2 to 4, 2022.