Statewide Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 – July 31, 2018

Readers will be divided into three categories: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 graders.

Between June 1 – July 31, 2018, all readers will keep a log of books read and their time spent reading on the Summer Reading Challenge Book Log. Here are some of the guidelines of the challenge:

  • K-3 Readers must read at least one PBS- related book (such as Clifford, Cat in the Hat, Daniel Tiger, etc.)
  • Grade 4-5 Readers must also watch at least one episode from a PBS show (such as Nature, Nova, or American Experience, etc.) and read a book related to the episode topic.
  • Part of another summer reading contest? Those books count, too! Just include them on the Book Log!

Regional Recognition

The top 3 readers from each category with the most time spent reading will be contacted with prize details and recognized at a WPSU event!

State Recognition

The number one reader from each grade group and their family will be invited to a free statewide celebration at Hershey Park on September 9. Four tickets will be given away for each family.

Download the Contest Form Here!

Take a photo of your reading log or scan it and e-mail to You can also mail them directly to WPSU.

Submit your completed Book Log and submission information by August 8, 2018 to:

WPSU Penn State, attn. C&ES
237 Outreach Building
University Park PA 16802