Summer Reading: Prizes

Summer Reading Program Prizes

To encourage reading at least 20 minutes a day, children and teens will win weekly prizes, and adults will enter weekly drawings.


Everyone who completes the program can enter to win Grand Prizes like a Kindle Fire, tablets, gift cards, and a $529 CollegeAdvantage Savings Plan


Check out the prizes for your age group below!

Children & Teens Weekly Prizes

Complete each reading milestone to earn the following prizes! The last day to pick up weekly prizes is August 5, while supplies last.

Week 1: Dairy Queen Dilly Bar

Week 2: Handel's Cone

Week 3: Grandpa Joe's Lollipop

Week 4: Dairy Queen Cone

Week 5: Book

Week 6: Pick a Prize

Week 7: Metropolis Popcorn & McDonald's Smoothie

Week 8: Dairy Queen Cupcake

Adult Weekly Prizes

Complete each week of reading milestones to earn entries into weekly drawings for prizes like: 

Gift cards, Blossom tickets, YMCA passes, books, library gear, and more!

Grand Prizes

In order to qualify for the grand prize drawings, you must complete ALL eight weeks of Summer Reading. Make sure you've logged Milestones 1 through 8 online here!

Adult Special Grand Prize
Ohio 529 College Advantage

One winner will receive a CollegeAdvantage Plan valued at $529!

What is it? The plan is a simple, flexible way to invest and save for college expenses or whatever school comes after high school. Learn more at:

Eligibility: Summer Reading participant must complete Milestone 8 and enter via the CollegeAdvantage sweepstakes page and win. You must be 18 or older to claim this prize.

Children's Grand Prizes
girl reading on rug
  • Tablet, courtesy of OverDrive/Libby
  • Akron Children's Museum Family 4-Pack of Tickets
  • Akron Art Museum Family Membership
  • Akron Zoo Tickets
  • Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Class Gift Card
  • Downview Mini Golf Gift Certificates, courtesy of City of CF Parks & Recreation
  • Great Lakes Science Center Family Membership
  • Great Lakes Science Center Family 4-Pack of Tickets

Teen Grand Prizes
teens sharing earpods
  • Kindle FireTablet
  • Akron Zoo Tickets
  • Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Class Gift Card
  • Game Stop Gift Card & Swag Bag
  • Grandpa Joes Candy Buffet Gift Cards
  • Swensons Gift Card 

Adult Grand Prizes
man reading a book and sitting on a book as a chair
  • Chromecast, courtesy of Midwest Tape (Hoopla)
  • Roku, courtesy of Midwest Tape (Hoopla)
  • Akron Art Museum Prize Pack & Tickets
  • Akron Zoo Tickets
  • HiHo Gift Card & Swag Bag
  • Natatorium Day Passes
  • The Workz Gift Certificate
  • Shelf Life Gift Card, courtesy of Western Reserve Hospital

Our 2023 Sponsors

We are so grateful to the local businesses and organizations who helped make this summer's reading program possible! Thank you for the weekly coupons, the grand prizes, and all of the collaboration. We appreciate it more than words can express.