How would you like to win money to pay for college? It's as easy as reading a book! "Think Big, Save for College" is a partnership between the Oregon College Savings Plan and the Oregon Library Association with $1000 prize at stake! Michael Parker, Executive Director of the Oregon College Savings Plan, along with Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian with Washington County Cooperative Library Services, joined us to talk about the program.
"Think Big, Save for College" encourages kids and teens to participate in their local library's summer reading program as a fun way to maintain their reading skills and prepare for the coming school year during summer break -- while giving their parents a chance to win a $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan account. Up to 15 winners, three from each Oregon congressional district, will be selected in a random drawing. Every library with a winning child will also receive $500.
To participate in "Think Big, Save for College", Oregon parents/guardians/grandparents must first enroll their children in the 2012 Summer Reading Program at their local public library, then fill out a postagepaid entry card, available at the library, and drop it in the mail, or enter online. All entries must be postmarked by August 31 and received by Sept. 7. Multnomah County Library patrons must enter online at by August 31. Click here for more information and for official rules and prize details.