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summer reading challenge, may 6 - august 21, 2019


Read at least 600 minutes to complete the program and earn a prize. Read more to earn additional prizes, such as free ice cream, coffee, and other treats, as well as free entry to local museums and attractions.

Read 600, 1200, 1800 Minutes

Read 600 Minutes: Earn a small token of thanks.

  • For Listeners (Age 0 – 5 years) - Rubber Duckie (Space Edition)
  • For Readers (Entering grades K to 6) - Slow-Release Star Squishie
  • For Teens (Entering grades 7 – 12) - Earbuds with Carrying Case and Phone Stand
  • For Adults (Age 18+) - Water Bottle

Read 1200 Minutes: Earn coupons for prizes at businesses around Nashville.

Read 1800 Minutes: Earn "Reading Rocketeer" status and more coupons for prizes at businesses around Nashville.

Prize Drawings for Reading Even More

For every 600 minutes you read (up to 3000 minutes), you earn an extra entry into prize drawings held at your local library branch and a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

Prize drawings may include:

  • Gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores, or bookstores
  • Memberships at local museums and free entry into various Nashville attractions
  • Tech gadgets, such as Amazon HD 8 readers, Fire Sticks, Amazon Echos and more

Grand Prizes

All Reading Rocketeers (those who read at least 1,800 minutes) will be entered into our grand prize drawings and three lucky winners (one teen, one adult, and one child) will be drawn after the challenge ends on August 21!

Grand Prize: Gift cards for shopping sprees at McKay’s, The Bookshop in East Nashville, and Parnassus Books

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