I know I am not the only one that loves Target but one of the reasons I love them is their commitment to education, especially early literacy. As you may know Target is committed to helping get the nation’s children reading proficiently by the end of third grade and one of the ways they are reaching this goal is to make over school libraries. Since 2007 Target has redone 118 school libraries with 32 school libraries slated to have complete makeovers this year. Thanks to Target and The Heart Of America Foundation 150 school libraries will be made over into a great place to read by the end of 2012. I remember loving going to the library at school and I was lucky enough to attend schools with beautiful spaces filled with books and inviting places to read. Not every child is so lucky. Target is trying to change that.
The school library makeovers include new furniture, carpet, shelves, 2000 new books to put on those shelves and technology including iPads. In addition to that each child at the participating schools will also receive 7 books to take home.
Check out the list of schools that will be getting transformed thanks to Target in 2012.
To spread the joy of helping others and early literacy Target isn’t only making over school libraries, they want to give you a chance to make your own amazing reading space at your house.To do that they put together an amazing prize package for one lucky winner.
At-Home Library Prize Package
- One Nook Color
- Ten New Age-Appropriate Books
- One Bookshelf
- One Blanket
- One $50 Target Gift Card
- One “Fatboy” Chair
Do you think you could find a corner to turn into a crazy cool reading nook with all of that?
HOW TO ENTER SWEEPSTAKES
Leave a comment on this post answering this question ” What would your dream at-home library have in it?”
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must leave a comment on this post answering the question “What would your dream at-home library have in it?” 1 winning commenter will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday May 20th at 8:00pm PST. The winners will receive one NOOK color, 10 age appropriate books, one book shelf, one blanket, one $50 Target Gift Card and one Fat Boy chair valued at approximately $500 . After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their mailing address for Target to ship their prize package to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. Please note that they can not ship to a PO BOX. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Disclosure : Target will be providing the prize package at no cost and I was compensated for my involvement in this campaign. As always I only work with companies professionally that I would use and suggest to friends personally.