Summer Reading Contest for Kids

For Readers Ages 12 & Under.

Registration Begins June 12, 2017

Submit reviews from June 12, 2017 through August 25, 2017


Book Reviews

Winter reading participants are asked to write brief book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing. The more books you submit, the more chances you have to win! Submissions can be Juvenile Fiction or Non-Fiction.

What must be included:

Who Can Participate?

The contest is open to children ages 12 and under who reside in Erie County, or who are eligible to sign up for a library card in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

You do not need to have a library card to enter the contest.


Additional Guidelines:


There will be one (1) branch level winner at each library who will receive

a $25 gift card for Amazon!

There will also be one (1) system-wide grand prize winner who will receive a prize pack consisting of: a LEGO starter kit, snap circuits start kit, and and art supplies kit

Winners will be notified by email or telephone after September 1, 2017.

Library staff are not eligible to win.

Questions: Call 858-8900


The Children’s Programming Team will be responsible for monitoring the contest and administering prizes.


There will be one system wide winner who will receive the grand prize. All participants in the Online Summer Reading Contest will be entered into the random drawing. Each review written counts as one ballot in the drawing. At the conclusion of the contest one name will be randomly drawn.


Upon Registration, each contestant will identify their local library and be eligible to win one of 37 branch level prizes! The winner of the branch prize will be randomly drawn from the pool of other participating contestants at each individual participating library branch. Each review written counts as one ballot in the drawing.

If you participated in our Winter Reading Contest you will have to create a new profile with a new user name and password for the Summer Reading Contest. All participants’ records are deleted shortly after the conclusion of the Contests each season.

Contest registration ends on August 25, 2017.


Winner will be contacted after September 1, 2017.


When the Summer Reading Contest winner comes to claim a prize, the winner must present an acceptable form of ID.


 A list of acceptable forms of ID can be found in B&ECPL’s “Borrower Information – How to Apply for a Library Card”


If a winner does not claim their prize within 60 days the library has the discretion to withdraw the prize entirely.