July 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(301) 699-3500, ext. 6152
Largo, Maryland – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) starts curbside pickup for its Summer @ Your Library (S@YL) prizes on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The prizes, awarded to S@YL participants of all ages earning 20 points or higher, include an “Imagine Your Story” tote bag, a T-shirt, a free smoothie coupon from Smoothie King, a free taco coupon (Taco Bell), S@YL bookmarks, “Fairy Tale Times” kids activity pages (with youth-sized T-shirts), and a Washington Nationals poster. The first 250 teens to pick up a prize pack will also be eligible to receive a free copy of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix,” the national bestselling book by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
Customers can schedule a prize pickup here (include quantity and T-shirt size). One prize pack per eligible participant. Prizes for multiple household members may be retrieved during a single curbside appointment. Indicate the quantity and applicable T-shirt sizes when scheduling a curbside service appointment. Customers with questions are invited to call PGCMLS Ask a Librarian at (240) 555-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Library staff are available by phone Tuesdays 1-8 pm, Wednesdays-Fridays 1-6 pm, and Saturdays 1-5 pm.
S@YL customers completing the challenge with a minimum of 20 points are also eligible to win several grand prizes. The grand prize drawings are a special reward courtesy of the Washington Nationals (the presenting sponsor of S@YL 2020) and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. Grand prizes include a $529 college fund, gift cards, a new Weber Q1200 Grill (for adult participants), and more! Grand prize winners will receive more information via email in late August.
More than a traditional summer reading program, Summer @ Your Library encourages children, teens, and adults to read 30 minutes each day, attend virtual programs (from yoga and puppet shows to musical performances and read-alouds), and explore the wide range of streaming movies and music in the 85+ online library resources. S@YL participants can track their activity progress throughout the summer and earn badges and prizes with a downloadable S@YL game board or the Library’s Beanstack website and app (iOS/Android). Visit the English or Spanish S@YL program webpage to learn more. Hurry! Summer @ Your Library ends August 21.
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 915,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. The Books from Birth and Ready 2 Read programs make the Library the primary source of early literacy education and Kindergarten readiness programs in the County. PGCMLS’ robust online offerings include curated content collections for kids, teens, educators, Spanish speakers, and more. Special programs include the D.R.E.A.M. Lab, STEM Pals, and 3D printing, which offer teens and lifelong learners with opportunities to learn cutting-edge technology and STEM skills for job readiness or personal enrichment. The Library’s Laurel Branch Library received the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award and was designated the best new public building in Maryland.