[kids-lib] Destination College Savings Wrap Up

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Sep 20 11:34:20 PDT 2011

Wrapping Up:
2011 Summer Reading
Program Partnership
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15 Opportunities for Libraries to
Win $500 for Future Programs!

Thank you for participating!

5,205 children and teens were entered in Destinations College Savings between June 1st and September 2nd 2011.  This is down 1,495 entries from last year.  However, this summer some libraries only offered their patrons online entries and did not distribute any entry forms or other promotional materials.

Last week fifteen people were selected in a random drawing as potential winners of a $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan account (three per congressional district). This week those 15 people are being contacted by the Oregon College Savings Plan and forms are being mailed to them.  Winners have 60 days to complete their forms and return them to the Oregon College Savings Plan.

Upon receipt of the completed paper work, winners will be verified for eligibility.  Those eligible we will be confirmed winners and the library (or branch) indicated on their entry form will be contacted. Those not eligible will not be confirmed a winner and there will not be a re-draw to select another, eligible winner.  However, the library indicated on the ineligible entry form that was drawn will still receive the $500 grant for their 2012 summer reading program.  That means there may be fewer than 15 winning children/teens, but there will be 15 libraries receiving grants.

Libraries with confirmed winners will be provided with a sample press release to promote their winner and will receive a $500 grant.  Libraries with winners are encouraged to promote their winner as soon as s/he is confirmed.  The State Library and Oregon College Savings Plan will put out a press release promoting all the winners statewide after all of them have been confirmed.  The press release will also be emailed to you on this listserv to ensure the library community is informed of the winners. Please keep in mind that 60 days from last week means that winners may not be confirmed until November.

Kathy Griffin at kgriffin at tiaa-cref.org<mailto:kgriffin at tiaa-cref.org> or 503-477-9710 (Oregon College Savings Plan/TIAA-CREF)
Katie Anderson at katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us> or 503-378-2528 (Oregon State Library)

The Oregon College Savings Plan, the Oregon State Library and the Oregon Library Association are partnering together to present a summer reading sweepstakes each summer.  The name of the sweepstakes changes every year to reflect the summer reading theme.  In 2011 the sweepstakes was called: Destination College Savings.  The sweepstakes is designed to encourage Oregon residents to participate in public library summer reading programs while helping families learn more about saving for college.

Parents (or guardians and grandparents) were encouraged to enter Destination College Savings when their child participated in the summer reading program at their local library. They entered by completing a short entry form and dropping a postage-paid card in the mail. All entries had to be submitted by September 2, 2011.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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