How to Play

What’s the High School Challenge?

The Summer Reading game for older teens. Read or complete challenges to earn points, badges and a chance to win bigger prizes. Each person can play once.

Three ways to earn points and prizes:

How do I sign up?

  1. Create an account with a username, email address, and password.
  2. Enter your name, grade, and high school. Be sure to use your real name so that we can give you prizes!
  3. Select “High School Challenge”

How do I keep track?

  • Sign in and log every day you read or complete a challenge.
  • Fill in the “...enter your reading here” box (numbers only).
    • You can enter several days at once.
    • When you complete a level, you’ll earn a badge and get a reminder to pick up your prize(s).

When can I collect?

  • Level one prizes available June 28-August 31
  • Level two prizes available July 13-August 31
  • Level three prizes available July 28-August 31

All prizes must be claimed by August 31, 2019.

What are the teen prizes?

For each level complete, you choose:

  • great teen book OR
  • a coupon (for example: free pizza, Dutch Bros, doughnut, swimming entry, laser tag) OR
  • Bluetooth earbuds, a power bank, a bath bomb, or a journal OR
  • a chance to win a $100 collage or Electric Castle’s Wunderland gift cards, or a Trail Blazers package

Grand Prizes

  • At level 3, you’ll choose from the above prizes and will also receive the Summer Reading T-shirt (while supplies last).
  • All finishers are entered into a drawing for the Experience Portland Family Fun Package -- win tickets to sporting events, theatre, music and more, with an overnight stay in a downtown hotel
  • High school finishers are entered into a drawing for a $250 Visa card. 

Beyond reading

  • Stream or download music or a movie from the library with the hoopla app (library card and password required)
  • Check out a magazine from the library on your phone, tablet, or computer (library card and password required)
  • Attend a free summer concert and listen to live music
  • Read to a young child and talk about the story, helping get them ready for reading (and it can count on their gameboard for Summer Reading, too!)
  • Teach tech to an adult--show an Aunt how to Snapchat, Grandpa how to use Facebook, Mom or Dad how to stream music or listen a podcast
  • Learn or practice a language through Mango Connect languages on the library’s site (library card and password required)
  • Download an audiobook or an ebook from Libby

I’d rather have a paper gameboard

No problem! Come to the library starting June 14th and get one.