Rewards for Reading

Teen Reading Rewards Graphic
Teens aged from 12 to 18 years can join our Reading Rewards Program and earn prizes for their reading. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, books, magazines, comics or audiobooks—you can track it. The total goal for the Reading Rewards Program is 20 hours, but anyone that keeps tracking their time can earn more prizes with the Summer Reading Raffle.

What do I have to do?

  1. Come to the library, starting on 6/1/2017 and register at the reference desk or click here to register online. Those that register at the library will receive a combined program guide and reading log while those that register online can print just the reading log.
  2. Read whenever you can, wherever you are.
  3. Track your time on your reading log. Remember to try the new Advantage Challenges to add more minutes to your log.
  4. Come back and collect your prizes for every five hours read. The last day to turn in your log is Sunday, 8/13/2017.
  5. Keep reading, even after you have read 20 hours. Don’t forget to come back to participate in the Summer Reading Raffle.

What is the Summer Reading Raffle?

The Summer Reading Raffle is only available for teens that reach the 20 hour goal of the rewards program and keep reading. You can claim a raffle ticket for every 5 hours read, starting at 25 hours. Each ticket must be completed and turned in at the reference desk to be included in a drawing held in August. Several prizes are available for the Summer Reading Raffle and you can choose the prize for which you submit your ticket. Additionally, you can earn as many tickets as you want—just keep reading! The last day to turn in raffle tickets is Sunday, 8/13/2017. The raffle drawing will be held on Wednesday, 8/16/2017.

Keep checking back here for more information about raffle prizes.

Advantage Challenges

Do you want to spice up your Summer Reading Challenge? You can also take any of these Advantage Challenges to earn minutes for your log. There are three levels and you can do whichever one you like once. If you complete all of them, you can earn three hours for your log. 
Check the list to pick your Challenge. When you complete a Challenge, initial on the line. Show the list to the librarian next time you come in to claim rewards and the librarian will add the correct number of minutes to your log.
Be honest—don’t count the same book or activity for more than one Advantage Challenge.
Five-minute Challenges
  • Try a historical fiction book
  • Try a poetry book
  • Try a book with a blue cover
  • Try a craft book
  • Try a manga or a comic book
  • Try a magazine
  • Try a non-fiction book on any subject
  • Try a picture book
  • Recommend a book to a friend
  • Try a TAYSHAS nominee
  • Try a biography
  • Try any audio book

Ten-minute Challenges

  • Look up a relative on Ancestry Library Edition 
  • Read to a little kid 
  • Read a news article 
  • Write a haiku 
  • Read a short story 
  • Fill out a Star Pick card

Fifteen-minute Challenges

  • Come to any Teen Legion event, a session of WPL Players or any Summer Film Festival screening
  • Post a photo of something you made at any Make This! Station on your favorite social media site and tag the Weatherford Public Library
  • Walk through the Weatherford Public Library Literary Gardens
  • Look up a newspaper from your birthdate

The last day to turn in logs and raffle tickets is Sunday, 8/13/2017.
The Summer Reading Raffle drawing will be held on Wednesday, 8/16/2017.

For more information please visit or call the library. 

Weatherford Public Library 
1014 Charles St. 
Weatherford, TX 76086 
Phone: 817-598-4150