Milestone Incentives & Weekly Prizes

Milestone Incentives
Weekly Prizes
Milestone Incentives
What incentives can I receive?
  • At sign up (everyone):
    • Wendy's Jr. Frosty coupon
    • $5 fine waiver
  • At 10, 15 and 20 hours of reading (everyone):
    • $5 fine waiver
  • Upon completion (see information on completing the program here):
    • Babies and Children:
      • Popular book (participant's choice)
    • Teens:
      • Popular book (participant's choice) OR drawstring Library tote
    • Adults:
      • Library tote
    • Special Incentive
      • Carowinds ticket
        • All Summer Break participants who complete the program and log reading time or activities for at least 9 out of 10 weeks are eligible for a Carowinds ticket.* (Library card or OneAccess ID number required.)

*Carowinds tickets and other incentives are available while supplies last.

When and how do I collect my incentives?

The first day to pick up incentives is June 1, 2018. After that, as soon as you sign up for Summer Break, you can get your sign up incentives. The last day to pick up your incentives is Saturday, August 25th.

Please visit your local library to collect your prizes. Library staff will verify your account and give you your prizes.

How do fine waivers work?

Participants can earn a $5 fine waiver at sign-up and at 10, 15, and 20 hours of reading; fine waivers are awarded for reading time only (not activities). Fine waivers must be claimed in person. Fine waivers can be applied to any library account regardless of who earned them. Fine waivers may not be used for lost card fees, ILL fees, damage charges, lost items, collection fees, non-resident fees, printing, merchandise or anything else. Fine waivers have no cash value and cannot be exchanged. All fine waiver cards expire December 31, 2018.



Weekly Prizes
What are the weekly prizes?

Each week we will be giving out three Kindle Fire tablets:

  • One tablet for Babies/Children
  • One tablet for Teens
  • One tablet for Adults
When are the weekly prize drawings?

Weekly prize drawings are held each week of Summer Break starting June 11th. Weekly prize winners will be announced (once confirmed) around a week after they are drawn and will be posted here.

What do I need to do to be eligible for a weekly prize drawing?

To be entered in a prize drawing, all you need to do is log reading time or activities during the previous week (Monday-Sunday). To win a weekly prize, you must have a valid Charlotte Mecklenburg library card or OneAccess ID entered in the library card field of your Summer Break account. Winners will be notified via email only, so make sure the email address in your account is correct and you check it regularly!

How can I earn a Carowinds ticket?

To qualify for a ticket, a participant must:

  1. Complete the Summer Break program (read 20 hours or log a minimum of 10 hours of reading and complete 10 learning activities)
  2. Log reading time or activities for 9 out of 10 weeks
  3. Have a valid library card number or OneAccess ID for each participant in the Summer Break account.
I have one library card for my entire family. Can I use the same card number in each participant's library card field?

While we do prefer that each customer use their own library card or OneAccess ID, we are allowing families only to use a shared card. EACH member of a family account must have a library card number listed under their individual account information to be eligible for the Carowinds ticket (or weekly prize drawings).

When can I pick up a Carowinds ticket?

Monday, July 30th is the first day that customers who qualify will be able to claim their tickets. This is day one of week 9, and tickets will be available while supplies last.

Participants will need to visit a library location to claim their ticket – tickets will not be mailed directly to them.

When can the Carowinds tickets be used?

The Carowinds ticket are good for a one-time admission to the park but are valid through the end of the 2018. Please visit the Carowinds website for information regarding their hours of operation.

Will the Library run out of tickets?

Carowinds tickets, like all incentives, are available while supplies list. It is impossible to fully predict the popularity of this incentive as this is the first year of a very generous partnership between Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Carowinds. It is possible that the Library could run out of tickets.

What is Library Week?

In addition to offering free Carowinds tickets to Summer Break participants, Carowinds is also offering Library customers the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets. Library Week for customers will be held July 16-20. During this time period, Library customers will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $38. This price will include parking.

How will customers purchase discounted tickets?

We are still working out the details for Library Week. We will post updated information as soon as it is available.