Young readers will have a chance to win prizes by participating in the Library Foundation of Southlake’s Funopoly program.

What’s happening?

The reading program begins Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 8. Children in grades 5-8 can complete various reading challenges to earn tickets for prizes like a gift card to Toy Maven, books and a Bose portable speaker, according to program details.

The details

Participants will receive a game board encouraging them to read books in various genres.

Readers will earn a ticket for each book read and can put those tickets into a drawing for various prizes. Those who read all the books of one color will earn a golden ticket for a larger prize.

The nonprofit’s new initiative aims to keep students engaged during the upcoming school breaks. It will ideally encourage readers to explore a genre outside of their normal interests, President Lori Burr said in a statement.

“The beauty of our Funopoly reading game is that it gives kids a lot of choices about the types of books they read,” Burr said. “A child who mostly reads books about animals may stretch themselves to read a biography instead just to earn a ticket. We would love to see readers exploring new genres and types of books.”

Those interested in participating can register and pick up a game board at the Southlake Public Library anytime during the program period.