Grab your library card, a handful of bookmarks and, most important, your Summer Reading Passport! This summer, Youth Ambassador Savannah Ferris is hosting an online reading challenge for young book lovers, like you. Sign up today to read Atlantic Canadian books and WIN prizes! Want to learn more? Click here to download instructions to get started!
Sav’s Read Local Summer Challenge begins Saturday, June 19 at noon and ends Saturday, September 11 at noon.
INSTRUCTIONS TO GET STARTED
1. You must select a book to read that was published in Atlantic Canada. It must be from one of the following Atlantic Canadian publishing houses only:
Breakwater Books (English publisher based in Newfoundland & Labrador)
Acorn Press Canada (English publisher based in Prince Edward Island)
Goose Lane Editions (English publisher based in New Brunswick)
Bouton D’or Acadie (French publisher also based in New Brunswick)
Nimbus Publishing (based in Nova Scotia).
2. Select and acquire a copy of the book. You can either buy the book by ordering it online or you get it at your local library. You can read the audio version, the eBook version, or the hard copy: it’s entirely up to you.
you can also check out the books the youth in Digitally Lit are currently reading. You can do so by clicking here.
3. Keep yourself motivated. Because we feel the pursuit of reading is so important, we’ve decided to offer prizes to those young readers who decide to really take on this challenge!
First Place: $100 value
Second Place: $50 value
Third Place: $25 value
All prizes will either be a gift certificate to your favourite local and independent bookstore or a donation of the same amount to your favourite local library. You get to decide! Meanwhile, the winner will be decided based on the tracking process described below: those who accumulate the most points win!
4. Track your progress! You can start tracking your progress as soon as the challenge launches. To do so, just fill out your passport here. Under Book Title & Author, simply type or write the book title and author’s name. In the next column, under Publisher, let us know which of the five publishers-- Breakwater Books, Acorn Press, Bouton D'or Acadie, Goose Lane Editions or Nimbus Publishing—this book comes from. Next, track the days you start and finish each book. Under Extra Points Description & URL/LINK, please view the shorthand for what you can write to describe how you earned extra points. Whenever possible, please share any extra information to prove you’ve done so (a URL is fine, but you may also attach screenshots if you wish).
In it to Win It ★★★★★ Click here to learn how to Earn Points!
Sav’s Read Local Summer Challenge begins Saturday, June 19 at noon and ends Saturday, September 11 at noon. All tracking documents must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with Sav’s Read Local Summer Challenge: [Your Name] in the SUBJECT LINE.
*If you print this remember, just remember to save your tracking information at the link provided too so you can send it to us online! Still got questions? Write Savannah on social media or email us at Digitally Lit. We can be reached at info[@]digitallylit.ca. If you print this remember, just remember to save your tracking information at the link provided too so you can send it to us online!