Teen Summer Reading 2018

It's time again for Summer Reading! Read your way to prizes all summer long!

See below for full details. For additional information, email Courtney, Teen Services Manager, at watersc@mrrl.org.

Sign Up

To sign up for Summer Reading, you can stop by the library or simply fill out the form here.

You can pick up your reading log/raffle ticket in the Teen Zone at the Missouri River Regional Library or at our Osage branch or you can print the raffle tickets for yourself here.

You may begin completing your reading logs on Saturday, May 19, and must be finished by Monday, August 6. You have until Monday, August 13 to pick up your prizes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not 12 yet, can I still participate in the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

Our “official” ages are 12-18, but if you’re 11 and feeling like the kid’s challenge is too easy, you can do the teen challenge instead!

I just graduated from high school, can I still participate in the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

If you’ve just graduated from high school, you can still do the Teen Challenge. If you graduated last year, we recommend taking part in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge (they’ve got cool prizes too!).

Do all of my books need to be Teen/Young Adult books?

Nope! You can read books written for any age group.

Do all of my books need to be checked out from the library?

No, you can read your own books, books from a different library, or wherever else you happen to find books.

What reading materials count for Summer Reading?

You can read in whatever medium you like: paper books, e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and comics can all count toward your reading time.

Where can I pick up prizes?

Prizes are available in the Teen Zone or at our Osage County branch in Linn.

When will you be drawing for the grand prizes?

We plan to draw for grand prizes Monday, August 6. You have until Monday, August 13 to pick them up from the Teen Zone.

How it works:

  • Register in the Teen Zone, at the Children’s desk, at the Osage branch, or using the form here.
  • Pick up a raffle ticket to keep track of your reading or print them here.
  • Every 10 hours of reading equals a prize, plus an entry into our final grand prize drawings.
  • Keep on reading!
  • Pick up additional raffle tickets at any time to keep earning prizes and chances to win one of our grand prizes!

Grand Prizes

Gaming Headset

Bengoo X-40 gaming headset with noise-cancelling over ear headphones and microphone. Has multi-platform compatibility. Comes with $15 Steam gift card.

$15 Steam Gift Card

Use the Steam gift card to access thousands of games on your PC, Mac, or other computer that supports Steam software. Comes with the Bengoo Gaming Headset.