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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District kicks off 2022 Summer Challenge

June 19, 2022 by  
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Kids, teens and adults can beat summer boredom, win cool prizes with free reading and activities program + coloring contest. Featuring Pulitzer Prize winners Tracy K. Smith and Hilton Als, Grammy-nominated performance artist Fyütch + hundreds of activities for all ages

Make this summer memorable with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s 2022 Summer Challenge (https://lvccld.org/summerchallenge) and get rewarded for having fun! Kids and teens can keep their school skills sharp and earn cool prizes, and now adults can join in to win! Simply track your reading and activities to earn book and pizza prizes, and a chance to win one of our Grand Prize Packages.

The Library District makes it easy to participate in Summer Challenge with a lineup of fun, fascinating, and free events and activities for all ages. Plus, explore a vast collection of books, movies and music, and discover art galleries, theater performances, craft and language classes, and much more. And it’s all free!

This year’s spotlights include: author visits and book signings for adults with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Tracy K. Smith and Hilton Als; concerts with Grammy-nominated hip-hop performer and visual storyteller Fyütch; comedy and magic for all ages with Las Vegas headliner Adam London; Podcasting 101; anime drawing with The Simpson’s artist Carlos Nieto; live music and dance with YouTube sensations Koo Koo Kanga Roo; plus a toddler glow stick dance party; story times; an augmented reality escape room; 3D art labs; forensics and fingerprinting with the Mob Museum; and so much more!

You can also participate by downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks and streaming music and movies, using your free library card. Search the Library District’s entire online catalog at LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge, where you can also view a full list of recommended events and activities.

Need a library card?

Visit your local library branch or sign up online at https://lvccld.org/GetCarded. Library cardholders enjoy free, 24/7 access to hundreds of online materials, eBooks, eAudiobooks, resources such as CreativeBug, Rosetta Stone, and LinkedIn Learning, and online learning tools, anytime, anywhere. Or visit your nearest library branch in person to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, video games, toys, iPads, internet hotspots, and laptops.

Preventing ‘summer slide’ for kids

“Every summer, we use the power of our 25 branches, across urban and rural Clark County, to bring the Summer Challenge program to life for area children, ages Birth through Grade 12,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “We make it easy for parents to keep their kids active and engaged with fun summer learning activities, while practicing the reading, science, art, math, and critical thinking skills they are learning in school. Even babies and toddlers benefit from this program, having fun with their parents and caregivers.”

NEW! Adult Summer Challenge

“Adults have been asking us for their own Summer Challenge program and we are introducing this for the first time,” Watson said. “Adults can discover the Library District’s art galleries, enjoy theater performances, engage in writing, drawing, language, and craft classes, or explore a new interest or hobby. With 3.3 million items in our collection, and hundreds of free, entertaining, live performances, adults of any age will surely find something new and fascinating to enjoy this summer.”

NEW! Coloring & Art Contest for All Ages

“Also new this year is the Library District’s first Coloring & Art Contest,” Watson said. “We invite you to draw and color or paint your own original image from a book that you read, and enter it to win a $25 art supplies gift card from your local branch.” Watson explained that participants can pick up an entry form at any Library District branch or download and print the form at LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge. (Coloring Contest not required for Summer Challenge participation.)

Here’s How Summer Challenge Works

1) Participants should pick up a Summer Challenge reading & activities log at any branch to track their reading and activities progress. OR they can track their progress online at https://lvccld.beanstack.org/.

2) Then start exploring and experiencing! Participants can visit their local branch, or go to LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge, to find age-group curated lists of events and activities, reading recommendations, downloadable books, and audiobooks to fill up their log.

3) Complete all three levels on your Summer Challenge log. Kids and teens who complete the challenge will get a coupon for a Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza, earn a book, while supplies last and be entered into a branch prize drawing for $50. Adults who complete the challenge will get a coupon for 30% off from Pizza Hut and a solar-powered device charger, while supplies last.

More chances to win: kids and teens who complete all three levels and the Super Reader Challenge will be entered for a chance to win a grand prize consisting of: an Apple iPad Mini; a Vegas Golden Knights or Las Vegas Lights FC Official Jersey; a Vegas Golden Knights “Chance” Plush Toy; a Las Vegas Lights FC Anytime Ticket Book; a Las Vegas Lights FC Scarf; and tickets to Cowabunga Bay.

For complete details and prize information, visit the LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge.

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