New Kentucky sweepstakes awards children $1,000 to encourage summer reading
[June 22, 2021: Ky.gov]
Programming, materials, and activities for elementary-aged children should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation and preventing the inevitable “summer slide”.
For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.
To further encourage summer reading, Kentucky is now offering financial incentives for children. Four Kentucky children will each win $1,000 to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library. In addition, each winner’s local public library will receive $500 toward future reading programs.
The “Go Wild! College Savings Summer Reading Sweepstakes was launched by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and KY Saves 529 which helps people save for their education.
Entry to the sweepstakes is available to Kentucky youngsters 18 or younger by filling out the form at: http://kysaves.com/gowild.
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