PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Within just one week, more than 6,500 kids have registered for the Reading Pays: Pueblo’s $1 Million Reading Challenge.
The program, put on by the City of Pueblo and Pueblo County and Pueblo City-County Library District, offers kids a chance to earn $100 by checking out 10 times from Pueblo libraries.
The Library District says they've seen an average of 850 sign ups per-day since the program first opened on June 1.
The district as a whole has seen an increase in book checkouts, especially in the picture book section. One library even ran out of children's books because of the high demand.
The program is open to all Pueblo County kids 17-and-under and runs through August 31. Participants must re-register for each month of the program's duration. Only one registration, and only one completion form per participant will be accepted each month of the program.
To learn more, and register for the challenge, click here.