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Oregon Summer Reading Sweepstakes
 
In 2010 the Oregon State Library, Oregon Library Association, and Oregon College Savings Plan partnered together to launch a program in conjunction with the statewide summer reading program.  The program encourages parents, grandparents, and legal guardians of children 0-18 years old to enter to win a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan. At the end of each summer up to 15 winners, three from each of Oregon's five congressional districts, will be selected in a random drawing. The libraries indicated on the winning entry forms will receive $500 for their next summer reading program. 
 
In 2011 the Oregon College Savings Plan began underwriting one free summer reading performer for each legally established public library serving communities of 10,000 or fewer, brining crowd-drawing events to small libraries that otherwise couldn't afford them. In 2012 the Oregon College Savings Plan, Oregon State Library, and Oregon Library Association began partnering with KATU and AM Northwest to promote summer reading at public libraries and the sweepstakes.

Every Winter all public libraries order program materials via a survey administered by the State Library. This is an optional component of the summer reading program, and individual libraries may use the program materials in whatever way works best with their local summer reading program.  Each year the name of the program will change to reflect the current summer reading program theme. 
 
The 2017 “On Your Mark, Get Set, Save!” summer reading sweepstakes received 6,510 entries statewide; the 11 winners are:
  • Alex Milmore of Troutdale (Parent Benno Milmore), Grade 10, Multnomah County Troutdale Library
  • Bailey Handy of Newberg (Parent Krista Handy), Grade Pre-K, Newberg Public Library
  • Caleb Faulkner of Prineville (Parent Jayne Faulkner), Grade 1, Crook County Library
  • Corinna Elizabeth Thomas of Wilsonville (Parent Timothy Thomas), Grade 7, Wilsonville Public Library
  • Edmund Smith of Corvallis (Parent Emily Lemagie), Age 1, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
  • Eleanor Dukart of Gresham (Parent Jennifer Dukart), Grade 1, Sandy Public Library
  • Frank Lee of Newberg (Parent Elizabeth Lee), Grade 3, Newberg Public Library
  • Hannah Daniels of Eugene (Parent Jennie Daniels), Grade 3, Eugene Public Library
  • Luke Patterson of Enterprise (Parent Amy Patterson), Grade 2, Enterprise Public Library
  • Marty Quinlan of Keizer (Parent Sarah Quinlan), Grade Pre-K, Salem Public Library
  • Sheppard Brown of Springfield (Parent Melanie Brown), Grade 5, Springfield Public Library
 
Please check back in June 2017 to learn about the next summer reading sweepstakes.