Monday, June 5, 2017

Join FCPL's Summer Challenge (June 12-August 6)

For decades, Fresno County Public Library has hosted an 8-week summer reading challenge to incentivize reading practice and keep kids and teens from losing skills built during the academic year. Kids and teens have earned prizes for completing reading log assignments, and we've hosted a wide range of performers and fun activities in Library branches.

This year, we've decided to upgrade our traditional summer reading program and rename it the "Summer Challenge," to reflect the Library's commitment to promoting critical thinking and creative exploration. We hope you read many books this summer, of course, but we also want you to embrace all sorts of learning opportunities. To that end, we've lined up some exciting, interactive STEM and arts events for you this summer (find out more by clicking on the "Kids" and "Teens" tabs at the top of this site), and instead of the old reading log, we now have an activity log for each age group. Complete a variety of small challenges to earn entries into prize drawings.

Also new for 2017, we're offering you a free book of your choice, just for signing up! When you complete all 8 weeks of the challenge, you're eligible to receive an additional book.

Interested? Read on for more details!

How to Participate


Complete 3 challenges each week.

After you’ve completed your weekly challenge, bring your log to the library and be entered into a drawing for a cool prize!

Gain extra prize drawing entries by participating in weekly social media challenges!


Complete 10 challenges by the halfway point (July 9) and bring your log to to library to be entered into the first drawing.

Complete 10 more challenges by the end of the Summer Challenge (August 6) to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

Teen Prizes Kids Prizes
Halfway-point Drawing for JBL Blue Tooth Speaker Halfway-point Drawing for One-pint Play and
Freeze Soft-shell Ice Cream Maker
Grand Prize Drawing for GoPro Starter Kit Grand Prize Drawing for Keva Structures Plank Set

TEENS can increase their odds of winning prizes during the Summer Challenge, by participating in social media challenges. Please click the image below to see the tasks for each week: 
By participating in the first four social media challenges (weeks 1-4), teens can gain extra entries into the halfway-point prize drawing; those who participate in the challenges for weeks 5-8 will earn additional entries for the Grand Prize drawing.