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Read and complete challenge activities to earn free prizes!

Reading Books
Whenever you read (or someone reads to you), enter it in the "Log My Reading" section. When you've read 200 minutes, you'll earn a spin on the prize wheel! After 500 minutes you'll earn a free book, and after 900 minutes you'll earn a ticket to an exclusive end-of-summer dance party!
Logging your reading also lets you change your avatar by leveling up and going through the "Build a Better World" story online.

Bonus Challenges
You can earn extra prizes and entries into the prize drawings by completing activities on the "Challenges" page.

Prize Drawings
After you've read 900 minutes and earned your ticket to the party, all of your reading, activities, and bonus challenges will earn you entries into our end-of-summer prize drawings! To enter the prize drawings, go to the "Challenges" page, find the "Prize Drawing" challenges, and click "Complete Challenge" for any (and all) prize drawings you would like to enter. (If you don't submit any of the Prize Drawing challenges, you will not be entered in any prize drawings.)

Be sure to log all of your reading and activities and pick up all of your prizes by the end of the day August 22, 2017!

Events

2017-10-21 Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Get involved and join TAG! Help plan exciting library events for teens, share what you're reading, and make new friends. There's free pizza, too!

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2017-10-21 Conversations in Russian

Native and non-native Russian speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Russian.

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2017-10-21 Conversations in French

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

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2017-10-22 Inspired Performances: Jim Coppoc and Reggie Greenlaw

Local musicians will play live music and talk about the artists that inspired them. 

Jim Coppoc plays a blend of Travis picking, Carter Scratch and other traditional fingerstyle elements that blend into a full, articulate guitar sound all his own. Coppoc will be joined by members of Cody Road and Disappearing Songs Project.

Reggie Greenlaw will play a variety of country rock, country folk, roots, and alternative country genres. Think The Birds, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Johnny Cash.

Audience members may enter a drawing to win two free tickets to see Bumper Jacksons as part of the Stephens Auditorium 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Stephens Auditorium 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series, and KHOI Community Radio with support from the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

Presentation of a program does not constitute the Library's endorsement of the content or views expressed by participants. If your organization is interested in presenting a program, please contact Mary Logsdon at (515) 239-5646 or mlogsdon@amespubliclibrary.org

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2017-10-22 STEM Sunday

Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with fun hands-on activities. We'll take on a different topic each week.

Provided in partnership with Iowa State University's Future Teachers-Future Leaders Learning Community.

Presentation of a program does not constitute the Library's endorsement of the content or views expressed by participants. If your organization is interested in presenting a program, please contact Jerri Heid at (515) 239-5643 or jheid@amespubliclibrary.org.

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