Passport to CT libraries
Based on the CT Wine Trail Passport Program, the Library Passport program will be held during the month of April to highlight National Library Week 2020.
Every participating library will print the template passport that the Public Libraries Section will provide, and offer it to their patrons. Each library will be responsible for stamping their visitors’ passports and giving each visitor a small gift (pencil, pen, magnet, etc).
We will be raffling off a total of four $150 gift cards, one for adults and one for children in each category.
- Category one: each participant who visits at least five libraries will earn a raffle ticket.
- Category two: each library will select the adult and the child who have visited the most libraries for submission to the Public Libraries Section.
There will be a final "all libraries" raffle among the contestants who have visited the most libraries.
It is up to each library to decide if they wish to offer further prizes to their own patron participants. There will be a dedicated Facebook page. We hope everyone will contribute pictures during the event that highlight what makes each library spectacular.
Registration is $10 per library. The registration fees fund the raffle prizes. All registrations must be in by February 17th. Register Here.
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CLA Passport to Connecticut Libraries 2020
Registration for Passport to Libraries is now open!