2020 Summer Learning

Visit Columbus Library, Saluda Library, or polklibrary.org to sign up for the 2020 Summer Learning program with Polk County Public Libraries, starting June 8! Our learning incentive program runs for 10 weeks, until August 16.

Our youth program is open to those who are entering 12th grade next year or younger. When you sign up, you will receive a packet with a brag tag, learning goal bookmarks, and a list of learning goal ideas. Each week, set and achieve two learning goals and visit the library for a new brag tag, an entry into our weekly prize raffle, and an entry into our grand prize raffles! If you are unable to make it in, you may email your weekly learning goals to jdickenson@polklibrary.org to be entered into the drawings.

Adults do not need to sign up, but will be given a challenge card. Mark each box when you complete the challenge. For every five challenges you complete, you earn an entry into our grand prize raffles! If you are unable to make it in, you may email your completed challenges to jdickenson@polklibrary.org to be entered into the drawings.

Thanks to the Friends of the Polk County Public Libraries for sponsoring this program!

Weekly prizes (valued at $20 each):

  • 2 tickets to Tryon Theatre
  • Kids Chimney Rock annual pass
  • $20 gift card to Wilderness Cove Tubing
  • $20 gift card to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
  • Beach towel and giant pool float
  • 4 pack of giant candy
  • Kinetic Sand Sandisfying Set
  • Ultimate Slimy Lab
  • Disney Classics puzzle

Kids grand prizes (valued at $60 each):

  • Eric Carle bundle (six classic board books box set, Let’s Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar game, The Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle, Apple Play Set and Shape Sorter developmental toy)
  • Art bundle (Art Lab for Kids book, 145 Piece deluxe art set, Bob Ross Speed Colors game, wall hanging paint set)
  • LEGOs bundle (LEGO Epic History book, 4 LEGO sets – Creative Green Bricks, Propeller Plane, Sports Car, and Sunset Track Racer)
  • Dragons bundle (A Friend for Dragon book, paper flying dragons craft kit, scratch-off art kit, battery-operated walking dragon, dragon figurines, How to Train Your Dragon game, mystical flingers)
  • Unicorns bundle (A Brief History of Unicorns book, paint by sticker scratch and sparkle activity book, stickers, water bead art, crystal grow kit, plush, ride-on float, journal, color your own squishy kit)

Teen grand prizes (valued at $75 each):

  • Amazon gift card
  • Anime/Manga bundle (The Master Guide to Drawing Anime book, sketch pad, Prismacolor drawing pencil set, My Hero Academia tote bag, My Hero Academia All Might vinyl figure, My Hero Academia All Might bracelet set, My Neighbor Totoro socks, Naruto Ichiraku Ramen lanyard, Dragon Ball Z wooden chopsticks, Gudetama keychain, Pocky)

Adult grand prizes ($25 gift cards to):

  • Green River BBQ (Saluda)
  • The Purple Onion (Saluda)
  • Harper (Tryon)
  • Sidestreet Pizza (Tryon)
  • Green River Tavern (Columbus)
  • The Rural Seed (Columbus)