Jul/Fri/2022 11:00 AM - Jul/Fri/2022 5:00 PM
Oceans of Possibility Summer Reading Baseball Raffle
(All ages, grown-ups included!)
Start your summer reading early! Log your reading and collect raffle tickets before 7/15 for your chance to win tickets to Hudson Valley Renegades or Danbury Westerners Games for the whole family. We'll pull winners for the baseball raffle on 7/15/2022!
- Two lucky participants will win a family four-pack of tickets to a Hudson Valley Renegades game. This prize includes tickets and team caps for any available home Renegades game in Wappingers Falls, NY. This MiBL Yankee Affiliate team puts on family-friendly games at Dutchess Stadium, often including fireworks and kids' competitions!
- 20 or more participants will win tickets family pack tickets to see the Danbury Westerners play at Rogers Park in Danbury. The Westerners were the NECBL Champions in 2021 and with the park so close to home, it's an easy outing for the family.
Participants do not have to be present to win. We will notify winners via email or phone.
More about our Summer Reading Program and how to earn raffle tickets:
The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge has something for everyone! Whether your family is motivated by helping our community, earning brag badges that show off kids’ reading accomplishments, or a love of ice cream and other rewards, like free books and toys, we’ve got a challenge for you.
Participants simply record the time they spend reading (or being read to) on a paper reading log or on our website. For each 150 minutes read, participants earn raffle tickets for bigger prizes, like HV Renegades Baseball tickets or a Kindle Fire. Kids can also earn brag badges they can wear or attach to their backpack. There’s other incentives kids can earn along the way too, like free books and stickers. When participants read 1,200 minutes or more over the summer, they’ll earn a certificate of achievement.
On top of individual prizes, the reading logged in our summer reading challenge helps our community grow! If Pawling can log 20,000 minutes read this summer, we will earn our community prizes: an ice cream celebration party and a Nintendo Switch that all ages can use in library programming. Logging reading time takes just minutes, so jump in; there’s a sea full of excitement ahead!
Why summer reading for youth?
Studies show that over the summer break, students often experience academic backtracking, or lose the skills they already learned in school. And unfortunately this backtracking doesn’t just disappear when returning to the classroom. If not addressed, kids will experience compounding skill loss each year, which can leave them multiple grade levels behind their peers.
Setting aside just 30 minutes to read each week over the summer can help better prepare students to re-enter the classroom in the fall.
Register for our program with a paper log at the front desk, print your own, or log online with READsquared. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.