Summer Reading

Congratulations summer readers!

Logo for Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019 is officially over, and it was a great year for reading. Over 110,000 babies, kids and teens signed up to discover a Universe of Stories. Thanks to our partnerships with seven Multnomah County school districts, over 84,000 kids had their Summer Reading gameboards before school ended. 

The Summer Reading program also offers volunteer opportunities for youth in grade 6 and up. Over 850 volunteers dedicated their time to the success of the program! This is the largest youth volunteer program in the county. It's free, offers transportation assistance if needed, and is located right in their communities.

Check back next spring for information on Summer Reading and volunteering in 2020.

The Summer Reading program is supported by gifts to The Library Foundation.

2019 Winners 

Grand Prize 1: Arts & Culture Package 
includes prizes from: The Mark Spencer Hotel, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Symphony, OMSI, Portland Children’s Museum, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Voodoo Doughnuts, and collage: curated art & craft supplies

Won by Shelby, a student at Portland Christian and patron of Midland Library
Grand Prize 2: Sports & Entertainment Package
includes prizes from: The Porter Hotel by Hilton, Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Thorns, Bullwinkles Family Fun Center, Oregon Zoo, Lloyd Center Ice Rink, Rose City Rollers, Portland Parks & Rec, SuperPlay, Wunderland, Staccato Gelato, and WingStop

Won by Arlo, a student at Astor K-8 and patron of St. Johns Library 

0-4 year-old runner up prize: Children’s Museum Party
Quinn, a patron from Hillsdale Library

Elementary school runner up prize: Seven Corners Cycles Bike Package
Daisie, a Hogan Cedars student who visits Gresham Library

Middle school runner up prize: a party for 10 at SuperPlay
Ava, a Da Vinci Arts School student who visits Belmont Library

High school runner up prize: $250 Visa gift card
Zaida, a student at Cleveland HIgh School and a patron of Woodstock Library

High School Challenge: Do, Make, Share, Win! $100 collage gift cards winners 
Renata, Hollywood Library 
Dania, Gresham Library
Eleanor, Belmont Library 
Lillie, Belmont Library 
Kailani,  Troutdale Library 
Nidhi, Rockwood Library 
Sirenay, Gresham Library 

High School Challenge drawing: collage gift card

High School Challenge drawing: Trail Blazers package of a snapback hat and 2 tickets to a game 
Samanta, Gresham Library 
Cayla, Troutdale Library  
Tenzin, Woodstock Library 

High School Challenge drawing: Electric Castle’s Wunderland $100 gift card 
Amy, Gresham Library