Winter Reading Program

Suffolk Reads

Suffolk Reads, our Winter Reading Program, will take place January 1 through January 31, 2018. This year we will show how much Suffolk reads inside and outside of the library with a special focus on reading together and building our community through books. 

As a community we'll be participating in a nationwide Winter Reading Program. Mark Cuban from the show Shark Tank will be giving $25,000 to First Book, a non-profit that gives books to kids in need, if all participating libraries reach their community goals. If Suffolk is one of the top reading communities in our population bracket we have the possibility of having a donation made to a Suffolk non-profit as well. Participants who log books will also be entered into a grand prize drawing. So let's get reading!

Register or log in to participate and track books read here. Paper logs will be available at each SPL location for those who do not wish to log electronically.

Goal

The goal of Suffolk Reads is to read 3,000 books as a community during the month of January. 

Competition

Group Competition
Suffolk Public Library is participating in a nationwide competition sponsored by Beanstack and Mark Cuban from ABC's Shark Tank. Along with 100 other libraries, Suffolk will be trying to reach our community reading goal (3,000 books) in classrooms, homes, and in the library. If Suffolk and all the other libraries reach our goal, Mark Cuban will be donating $25,000 to First Book (a national non-profit that gives books to underserved communities). 

Participate in Suffolk Reads and be entered in to drawings for fabulous prizes and help us compete against other community libraries. If we’re one of the top reading communities, Mark Cuban will be donating to a Suffolk non-profit as well. 

Individual Competition
Anyone who logs books will be entered once for each book read into a drawing for a grand prize sponsored by the Friends of the Suffolk Public Library. The winner may choose from the following:

Option 1: Suffolk Staycation
Enjoy gift certificates to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, local restaurants and shops

Option 2: Out of Town Adventure (Choose One)
One Night Stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA or
Four Busch Gardens Williamsburg Season Passes or
One Night Stay at Wedmore Place at the Williamsburg Winery

Option 3: A Year of Perks (Choose One)
Annual Family Membership to the Virginia Zoo, Children’s Museum of Virginia, and the Virginia Aquariumor
Annual Gym Membership for two to Planet Fitness


Register to participate in Suffolk Reads here. Only books logged from January 1 through January 31, 2018 will count towards the competition goal. Paper logs will be available at each SPL location for those who do not wish to log electronically.


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