Adventure

Join the National Book Foundation on a Summer Reading Adventure to celebrate 75 years of the National Book Awards! Whether you loved summer reading challenges as a kid or want to try one out for the first time, we hope that adults everywhere can join us for bookish fun all summer long.

Join the adventure

Welcome to the Summer Reading Adventure!

Everyone who enters will receive a discount code for Bookshop.org and Libro.fm.

Complete any of the Reading Adventure activities below to be entered to win books, hats, ice cream, reusable water bottles, and more. If you complete all of the activities, you will be entered to win the grand prize trip, including airfare, hotel, and two tickets to the 75th National Book Awards Ceremony in NYC on Wednesday, November 20, 2024!

If you’re in the New York City area, you can pick up your Summer Reading Adventure along with a National Book Foundation Team Book tote in-person while supplies last at participating New York Public Library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Visit nypl.org/nbf for more details.

Readers everywhere can click the download a printable card button below to check off your activities as you go. Summer Reading Adventures are available to download in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

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How to Submit

Once you’ve completed as many of the activities as you’d like, visit this page to check off your completed activities and click submit. Adventurers must submit by August 31, 2024 to receive your discount codes and be eligible for additional prizes.

Name, email address, and zip code are required to qualify for any prizes. Please only submit one entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random and must be based in the United States. For the grand prize, participants must complete all activities, answer the bonus question, and be 18 years or older.

Summer Reading Adventure is not administered by The New York Public Library.

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Join the National Book Foundation on a Summer Reading Adventure to celebrate 75 years of the National Book Awards! Whether you loved summer reading challenges as a kid or want to try one out for the first time, we hope that adults everywhere can join us for bookish fun all summer long.

Activities

Questions on how to participate?
Email us at nationalbook@nationalbook.org

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