My library ruins their reading program by giving out prizes when you get halfway through your goal, and then not giving you anything for completing. What kind of message do you think that sends to the kids?
Our library started a special teen program last year. This year’s raffle prizes are a digital camera, a $100 Visa gift card, and some other electronic item I can’t remember. I don’t think there’s any other prizes except the raffle.
For the younger kids, they get a coupon for every book or 50 pages that they read. There are 20 coupons, and after that you just earn raffle tickets. It works pretty well actually. I didn’t realize my library had a good program until I heard about yours.
Our library has a teen program that counts every 50 pages a book. Okaaaaay, so I read hundreds of books last summer??!!! I don’t think I’m gonna do it this year, since this nutty Read-a-Thon is keeping me hopping, not to mention keeping my math skills greased!
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