Milestone Incentives & Weekly Prizes

Milestone Incentives
Weekly Prizes
Weekly Prize Schedule
Weekly Prize Winners
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 Participating in Summer Break to learn how to complete the program):
    • Babies, Children and Teens:
      • Popular book (participant's choice)
    • Adults:
      • Community Read 2017 title Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple (while supplies last)
        OR
      • Free rental card (for rental library books and movies that require a fee to check out)
When can I get my incentives?

The first day to pick up incentives is June 1, 2017. 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 19th.

How do I collect my incentives?

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, 2017.

How do rental cards work?

Adult participants can opt to receive a rental card upon completion instead of a copy of this year’s Community Read book (or will receive one if copies of the book are no longer available). Rental cards must be claimed in person. Rental cards can be applied to any library account regardless of who earned them. Rental cards may only be used for rental library books and new movies that require a fee to check out; they may not be used for late fees, lost card fees, ILL fees, damage charges, lost items, collection fees, non-resident fees, printing, merchandise or anything else. Rental cards have no cash value and cannot be exchanged. All rental cards expire December 31, 2017.

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Weekly Prizes
What are the weekly prizes?

We have an exciting line-up of weekly prizes for Summer Break 2017, including things like tickets to Latta Plantation, Discovery Place and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Verse & Vino event. We are focusing on experience prizes this year, like tickets to local attractions and events.

When are the weekly prize drawings?

Weekly prize drawings are held each Monday from June 12 through August 14. Winners will be notified via email only, and will have 24-48 hours to respond to claim their prize, depending on whether or not the prize is time-sensitive.

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 CMS ID entered in 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!

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Weekly Prize Schedule
What prizes will be drawn each week?

Each item below indicates a separate prize that will be drawn for a winner in the given age group. This list of weekly prizes is subject to change; please check back for updates.
 

June 12 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 11 to be eligible):

June 19 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, June 12 through Sunday, June 18 to be eligible):

  • Babies/Children:
    • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children)
    • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone
    • 2 passes (1 child/1 adult) to Discovery Place Kids 
  • Teens:
    • 2 AMC movie tickets 
    • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play
    • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill 
  • Adults:
    • 2 passes to Studio Movie Grill (3 winners)
  • Families:
    • 4 passes (2 child/2 adult) to Carowinds

    June 26 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, June 19 through Sunday, June 25 to be eligible):

    July 3 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, June 26 through Sunday, July 2 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes to Discovery Place
      • 2 passes (1 child/1 adult) to Carowinds
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) 
    • Teens:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson)
    • Adults:
    • Families:

    July 10 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, July 3 through Sunday, July 9 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet 
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet 
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children)
    • Teens:
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Mint Museum
      • 2 passes to an escape room experience 
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill 
    • Families:
      • 4 passes to Discovery Place Kids

    July 17 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, July 10 through Sunday, July 16 to be eligible):

    July 24 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, July 17 through Sunday, July 23 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience (2 winners) 
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes to Ray's Splash Planet
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson)
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) 
    • Adults:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets (3 winners)
    • Families:

    July 31 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
    • Teens:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson)
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Mint Museum
      • 2 passes to an escape room experience 
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill 
    • Families:

    August 7 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, July 31 through Sunday, August 6 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet (2 winners)
      • 2 passes to Discovery Place Kids
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play
      • 2 passes to Carolina History and Haunts Walking Tour 
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to a painting experience
      • 2 passes to the Funny Bus
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill 
    • Families:

    August 14 weekly prizes (enter reading time or activities Monday, August 7 through Sunday, August 13 to be eligible):

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes to the Carolina Raptor Center
      • 2 passes to Discovery Place Kids 
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience
      • 2 AMC movie tickets
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson)
    • Adults:
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill 
      • 2 passes to a painting experience
      • 2 passes to the Funny Bus 
    • Families:

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    Weekly Prize Winners

    Weekly prize winners will be announced (once confirmed) around a week after they are drawn, and will be posted here. This may vary depending on customer responses and acceptance of the prizes. To view images of featured weekly prize winners, view our Summer Break 2017 Flickr album. 

    Weekly winners will be posted as prizes are claimed.  

     

    June 12 weekly prize winners:

    June 19 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) - Constantine R.
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone - Mary M.
      • 2 passes (1 child/1 adult) to Discovery Place Kids - Zara A.
    • Teens:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets - Hannah D.
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play - Parker C.
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill - Claire S.
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to Studio Movie Grill (3 winners) - Patrick B., Crystal R., Todd P.
    • Families:
      • 4 passes (2 child/2 adult) to Carowinds - Paul K.

    June 26 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes to Carowinds - Rowan B.
      • 2 passes to Ray's Splash Planet - Lucas F.
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone - Melanie R.
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Mint Museum - Beverly H. 
      • 2 passes to Carowinds - Caroline R. 
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill - Carrie M. 
    • Families:

    July 3 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes to Discovery Place - Sydney M.
      • 2 passes (1 child/1 adult) to Carowinds - Lydia C.
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children)  - Arpan P.
    • Teens:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets - Dalya K.
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play - Peter F.
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson) - Kaitlyn S.
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Levine Museum of the New South - Eduardo B.
      • 2 passes to an escape room experience  - Tyler T.
      • 2 passes to a painting experience - Michael T.
    • Families:

    July 10 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet - TBA
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet  - Sanjeev K.
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) - Eleanor B.
    • Teens:
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Mint Museum - Allison T.
      • 2 passes to an escape room experience  - Corry A.
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill - Cynthia K.
    • Families:
      • 4 passes to Discovery Place Kids - Ritika K.

    July 17 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone - Athena C.
      • 2 AMC movie tickets - Madison H.
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) - Inna K.
    • Adults:
    • Families:

    July 24 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet - TBA
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience (2 winners) - Conner Y., Hannah B.
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes to Ray's Splash Planet - Stephanie M.
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson) - Ella B.
      • 1-hour paddle boat rental (holds up to 2 adults and 2 small children) - TBA
    • Adults:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets (3 winners) - Conor M., Rachel T., Thomas M.
    • Families:

    July 31 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet - Louis B.
      • 2 passes (1 child/1 adult) to SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium - June D.
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience - Lincoln Z.
    • Teens:
      • 2 AMC movie tickets - Gianna H.
      • 2 passes to Inner Peaks (includes single visit, gear rental, and safety lesson) - TBA
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play - Caroline I.
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to the Mint Museum - Stephanie P.
      • 2 passes to an escape room experience - TBA
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill - Jerry N.
    • Families:

    August 7 weekly prize winners:

    • Babies/Children:
      • 2 passes (1 youth/1 adult) to Ray's Splash Planet (2 winners) - Christopher A., TBA
      • 2 passes to Discovery Place Kids - Jackie D.
    • Teens:
      • 2 passes for a 1-hour trampoline park experience at Sky Zone - Lauren G.
      • 2 passes to Kinetic Heights Ropes & Ground open play - Brittney S.
      • 2 passes to Carolina History and Haunts Walking Tour - Alejandra V.
    • Adults:
      • 2 passes to a painting experience - Chrissy F.
      • 2 passes to the Funny Bus - TBA
      • 2 tickets to Studio Movie Grill - TBA
    • Families:

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