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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Kicks-Off Summer Challenge

Participation In Summer Challenge Earns Them Points To Win Cool Prizes

May 29, 2019 - 1:24 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Here's the chance for your children to read, watch movies, even see plays for most of the summer, while earning points for prizes at the same time.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) kicked off its Summer Challenge program this week, inviting local youth to beat summer boredom while having a blast and sharpening their academic skills. Kids of all ages can choose from hundreds of activities that will inspire new interests and abilities and help prevent summer “brain drain.”

Participation in Summer Challenge earns them points to win cool prizes at their local library branch, PLUS a chance to win one of several District-wide grand prizes, including Vegas Golden Knights team-autographed hockey sticks, Chance the Mascot bobbleheads, or tickets to the Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival. (And be sure to stop by and take your selfies with our Chance cut-outs!)

Children of all ages can participate in the Summer Challenge, from babies and toddlers through tweens and teens. There are hundreds of activities to choose from, including puppet and magic shows, storytimes, STEAM workshops, escape rooms, theater and sewing classes, video game tournaments, a Robot Lab powered by Switch, and many more exciting things to explore.

Reading (or being read to) is another fun way to earn points! Besides books, this includes comic books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, whatever they like to read will earn them points for prizes. Participants receive one point for joining in any activity of their choice or one point for every 25 minutes of reading.

To sign up for Summer Challenge, just stop by your neighborhood branch and learn how to track your kids’ summer activities, or go to the Library District website at LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge to track their participation online. The program runs now through July 31, and the grand prizes will be awarded in August.

“Summer break can turn into a brain drain for kids, where they start to lose some of their academic skills,” said Dr. Ron Heezen, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “Our libraries are a great place for kids to explore their curiosity, learn about something new, meet and hang out with friends, and take advantage of our hundreds of free activities and resources. We invite kids to make this summer memorable with Summer Challenge and get rewarded for having fun at their local library.”

“Summer Challenge is a great example of how we have redefined the word ‘library,’” said Dr. Heezen. “Our library branches have become community centers for free access to arts and culture, homework help, WiFi and technology, employment and career assistance, and so much more. We hope the whole family will stop by this summer and discover what we have in store for you!”                               

For full details about Summer Challenge, including details on how to sign up, library locations, and a list of hundreds of library events and programs, please visit LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge.