2018 Adult Winter Reading

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The 2018 Adult Winter Reading Challenge will be held from Monday, January 1, 2018, to Saturday, February 17, 2018. Participate online by going to dmpl.org. Final entries must be received by 11:59 PM, February 17.

Submission of entry constitutes permission to use entrant’s name and entry or photo, if chosen as a winner, for purposes of marketing and promotion on behalf of the Des Moines Public Library, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

One entry for each 15 minutes read and no more than 40 entries allowed per participant. Entries become property of Library and will not be returned.

Des Moines Public Library employees and officers are not eligible to participate.

On the following dates: Monday, January 8, 2018; Monday, January 15, 2018; Monday, January 22, 2018; Monday, January 29, 2018; Monday, February 5, 2018; February 12, 2018; and Monday, February 19, 2018, a random drawing of eligible entries received from among all will be conducted under the supervision of the Des Moines Public Library to award a gift card prize with an approximate retail value of $20 each. Contestants do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone. Prizes can be picked up by winners at DMPL library location of choice. All prizes must be picked up by 5 p.m, Saturday, March 9, 2018.

Only one prize per person.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or exchange for cash in lieu of prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize.

Subject to all U.S. federal, Iowa state and local laws and regulations. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners.

Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, is the Sponsor and promoter of this contest.

For a list of prize winners, available after Monday, March 9, 2018, send an email to the Sponsor at libwebmaster@dmpl.org.