Children, ‘tweens and teens can earn coupons for up to $5 off their Pierce County Library fines – by reading more.
This summer, kids can “read down” fines they have accumulated for not turning in books and other materials on time. The goal is to help families out at a time when many are strapped for cash, and to engage kids in reading over the summer. For the first 10 hours kids read as part of the library’s summer reading program, they can earn a coupon for up to $5 off library fines.
The summer reading program also gives young readers a chance to earn prizes, including a free pass to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium or Northwest Trek. Children ages 3-11 who read at least 15 hours may enter a drawing for an iPod Touch, a gift from the Pierce County Library Foundation.
Teens can earn points in an online game, as well as share reviews of books, music, movies and places. One lucky teen chosen at random from among top point-earners in the game will win an iPad from the library foundation.