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This article was archived on 6/2/2017

Councilor Hall-Harper Issues Reading Challenge to Children in District 1

To encourage children to participate in Tulsa City-County Library's summer reading program, Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper challenge children to increase summer reading program participation by 5 percent or more over last year. If young readers in District 1 meet the challenge at Rudisill Regional and Suburban Acres Libraries, they will earn an end-of-summer party with hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks. And, for dessert, Councilor Hall-Harper will get a pie to the face all in good fun!

The summer reading program is a fun way to keep students reading throughout the summer to help retain and improve their reading skills. By visiting the library four times and reading eight books, children will earn a medal of achievement and a coupon booklet for free food and entertainment. By reading 12 more books for a total of 20, children will earn a bonus prize.

Food and entertainment coupons include:

  • Admission to Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Admission to Tulsa Zoo
  • Admission to Tulsa Air and Space Museum
  • Admission to Tulsa Drillers game
  • Admission to Tulsa State Fair
  • Admission to Discovery Lab
  • Admission to Tulsa Roughnecks FC game
  • Cinnamon sticks from Mazzio's Italian Eatery
  • Round-trip bus ride on Tulsa Transit
  • Frozen custard scoop from Freckles Frozen Custard
  • Original glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme
  • Decorated cookie from Merritt's Bakery
  • Garlic Knots from Papa John's
  • Cake pop from Central Library Starbucks

Children completing the program are entered in an end-of-summer drawing for these great prizes:

  • (8) Bicycle with helmet, provided by the Friends of the Helmerich Library, with special assistance from Phat Tire Bike Shop.
  • Hornsby Birthday Party Experience courtesy of the Tulsa Drillers
  • Tulsa Roughnecks FC voucher for 2017 Family Stand tickets (10 included) to any regular season home game, provided by the Tulsa Roughnecks FC
  • Season tickets for a family of four to the Imagination Series, provided by the Tulsa Performing arts Center Trust
  • (6) Fishing with News on 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot, plus fishing gear, with special assistance from Five Oaks Lodge
  • Family membership to the Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Aviator (Family) membership to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum
  • (10) Small one-topping pizza, provided by Papa John's
  • (25 pairs) Tulsa State Fair Mega Ride Pass wristband. The ride wristband includes unlimited rides for all 11 days of the 2017 Tulsa State Fair, Sept. 28-Oct. 8, as well as gate admission.  All midway rides are included; excludes extreme rides.
  • (100) Zax Kidz Meal, provided by Zaxby's
  • Set of four tickets to OKC Thunder preseason game vs. the Houston Rockets at the BOK Center on Oct. 3
  • Nike backpack, provided by Chris Harris Jr. Foundation
  • $75 Chick-fil-A gift card, provided by Chris Harris Jr. Foundation.

For a complete list of summer reading program prizes, programs and details visit www.TulsaLibrary.org/summer or call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323.