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2014 Reading Challenge

In 2013, InfoSoup Librarians challenged all adult library card holders to read books and write reviews in A Year of Reading Dangerously. Because of the success of this year-long program, they are continuing the challenge in 2014 with A Year of Listening Dangerously (and another Year of Reading Dangerously.) Why not broaden your horizons and try a new format? Audiobooks are a great way to fit reading into a busy day, and they are available on CDs or in downloadable digital formats. Continue the challenge, and read dangerously this year, with your eyes OR your ears!

  • Register and create an account at read.infosoup.org. 2013 participants can continue to use their same username and password.
  • Read books or listen to Audiobooks that are in the InfoSoup catalog or available from OverDrive and OneClickdigital.
  • Login with your Username and Password and write reviews.
  • Reviews will be posted on the InfoSoup Reading Blogs.
  • Prizes will be drawn montly, beginning in March.

Please read below for the complete Reading Challenge rules, list of prizes, and posting guidelines.

Reading Challenge Rules & Prizes

  1. The 2014 Reading Challenge is sponsored by OWLSnet and participating OWLSnet member libraries in the Outagamie Waupaca Library System and Nicolet Federated Library System.
  2. By participating in the Reading Challenge, each entrant accepts the Reading Challenge rules and posting guidelines.
  3. This contest is open to anyone 18 years of age and older as of time of entry.
  4. Entrant must create an account at read.infosoup.org using a valid InfoSoup library card. 2013 participants can continue to use their same username and password.
  5. Entrant must use this account to submit the title, author, and a brief original review of an item read. Reviews submitted must be for items in the InfoSoup catalog.
  6. Entrant may submit only one entry per library book read or listened to.
  7. OWLSnet is not responsible for technical malfunctions and may suspend, modify or terminate the contest. In the event of early termination, selection of winners will take place using eligible entries received prior to termination.
  8. OWLSnet member library employees, trustees, their spouses, and their children are not eligible for Reading Challenge prizes, but they are welcome and encouraged to post reviews.
  9. Submission of an entry grants OWLSnet and its member libraries the right to publish, and/or copy the entry for any and all purposes without compensation to the entrant.
  10. Beginning in March 2014, two (2) monthly prizes will be awarded at the beginning of each month. One prize will be for an audiobook review and one prize will be for a print or eBook review. Each prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Target. There will be a total of twenty (20) monthly prizes. Participants may win up to two (2) monthly prizes during the contest year for different reviews. The same review cannot win twice.
  11. 11. Entries may be submitted on or after 12:00 AM CT on January 1, 2014. Monthly prize winners will be drawn at random from all entries submitted any time before the drawing. The entries into the challenge are cumulative. After your submission you have a chance to win at every drawing during the year as long as you have not won twice during the contest year.
  12. Two (2) Grand Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest year. One for an audiobook review and one for a print or eBook review. All valid entries submitted during the contest year are eligible for the Grand Prize drawings. Participants may win only one (1) Grand Prize.
  13. Prizes will be awarded on the following schedule:


    Prize Drawing Date

    Prize

    March 3, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    April 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    May 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    June 2, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    July 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    August 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    September 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    October 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    November 3, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    December 1, 2014

    Audiobook Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $25 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target

    January 5, 2015

    Grand Prize

    Audiobook Review: $100 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
    Book Review: $100 gift card, you choose amazon or B&N or Target
  14. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.
  15. Winners consent to the use of their names and images, without compensation, for promotional purposes in connection with the Reading Challenge.
  16. Liability for any applicable taxes and other expenses not expressly included in the prize will be the sole responsibility of the winners.

Posting Guidelines

InfoSoup provides forums for staff and patrons of OWLSnet libraries to share reviews, recommendations, and comments about materials in the InfoSoup catalog. Forums include Books to Hoot About! (a children’s book review blog), the Book Blog (reviews by and/or for teens), Books R US (a recommended-reads blog for adults), and Community Reviews, a feature allowing library card holders to post reviews in the InfoSoup catalog. All eligible Reading Challenge reviews will be posted in the Books R Us blog.

We recognize and respect differences in opinion but request that contributors respect the positive spirit of the forums. Reviews and comments will be monitored and reviewed for content and relevancy. InfoSoup reserves the right to edit or modify any blog postings or comments for space or content while retaining the intent of the original post.

Postings which contain any of the following will be removed:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Plagiarized or copyright protected material
  • Statements promoting or suggesting illegal activity
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Posts unrelated to the content and intent of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion
  • Commercial promotions or spam
  • Organized political activity
  • Photos or other images that fall in any of the above categories
  • Random, minimal, irrelevant, or unintelligible text

Your submission of a review or comment constitutes your acceptance of these posting guidelines. Comments and reviews by library patrons are the opinion of the poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement or agreement by OWLSnet member libraries. Reviews are maintained by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System for the benefit and use of OWLSnet member libraries and their patrons.