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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 “Read a Book. Save for College. Build a Better World!” summer reading sweepstakes received 5,286 entries statewide; the 15 winners are:

  • Austin Lee of SW Portland (Parent Myron Lee), Grade n/a, Cedar Mill Community Library
  • Kole Norman of Newberg (Parent Kristina Norman), Grade 3, Newberg Public Library
  • Jericho Peters of Enterprise (Parent Kara Peters), Grade 9, Enterprise Public Library
  • Kaleb Tingey of Damascus (Parent Shana Tingey), Grade 3, Happy Valley Library
  • Zane Cox of Lebanon (Parent Sandi Cox), Grade 5, Lebanon Public Library
  • Allison Munger of Corvallis (Parent Jaclyn Munger), Grade K, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
  • Stephen Miller of Dallas (Parent Korri Miller), Grade 10, Dallas Public Library
  • Shelbie Helget of West Linn (Parent Tara Helget), Grade K, West Linn Public Library