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Reading Projects

Warm Up with Cool Books and Go WILD for Reading!

We conduct these annual projects during Winter and Spring breaks. AmeriCorps Members use stories, crafts, games, songs, and take-home activities to encourage kids to keep on reading even when school's not in session. Designed and led by AmeriCorps members, these enrichment activities always rock!

You may also send us an email if you'd like to know how you can volunteer, support the project, or have any questions!

"I Love to Read" Poster Contest

In this annual project, one finalist every spring is picked from each of six local libraries to have their poster displayed for everyone to see! All other artwork is donated to cheer the hearts of senior citizens when they are delivered to local assisted-living and retirement facilities.

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a BRAND NEW BIKE (courtesy of the Chinook Bicycle Club and Scott's Cycle & Sports) and helmet (courtesy of Kadlec Regional Medical Center)! Runners-up receive a bundle of books, art supplies, & more! 

A special thanks goes to our sustaining co-sponsors:

Scott's Cycle & Sports, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, and the Chinook Cycling Club.

 

Detailed 2019 Poster Contest Information

    To participate follow the guidelines below:

    1. Contestant must be in grades K-5.
    2. Poster must be no less than the size of a regular paper (8.5 x 11) and no larger than a half poster board (18 x 22).
    3. Poster must incorporate theme: contestant’s love of reading.
    4. Only hand drawn and colored. (No computer generated art is accepted.)
    5. Disqualifications include: violence, drugs, profanity, and plagiarism.
    6. Official entry form is available at local libraries during the Go Wild for Reading event (April 2, 3, & 4).
    7. Submit entry form and poster at Go Wild for Reading. Hand in form and poster; do not staple entry form to poster.
    8. Poster must be submitted April 2, 3, & 4 no later than 4PM.

    *Winning poster will be based on creativity, originality, visible effort, theme incorporation, grade and library location.

    Age Categories:

    • Kindegarten - 5th Grade


    Submission of Entries:

    • April 2, 3, & 4 2019 1PM to 4PM
    • “Go Wild for Reading” locations; Pasco, West Pasco, & Kennewick Mid-Columbia Libraries and the Richland Public Library.      


    Judging:

    • Originality
    • Creativity
    • “I Love to Read" theme is properly incorporated


    Prizes:

    • One Grand Prize Winner will receive a BRAND NEW BIKE (courtesy of the Chinook Cycling Club and Scott's Cycle & Sports) and helmet (courtesy of Kadlec Regional Medical Center ).
    • Three Finalists will receive bike helmets (courtesy of Kadlec Regional Medical Center), books, and a set of art supplies.