FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2022) – Four Kentucky children will win $529 each to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library.
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and KY Saves 529 have launched the Explore Oceans of Possibilities College Savings Summer Reading Sweepstakes as part of the 2022 summer reading program at participating public libraries across the commonwealth.
“The Summer Reading Sweepstakes is a fun way to encourage children to read during the break and learn more about what is offered in their local public library,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “For many families, the local public library is one of the few places their children can go to access free educational resources, activities and programs.”
“In recent years, about 100,000 children have participated in Kentucky’s summer reading programs at their local public libraries. When children keep reading and learning during the summer, they do not lose any of their skills during the break,” said Terry Manuel, commissioner of KDLA and state librarian, archivist and records administrator. “We are so pleased to collaborate with KHEAA as part of the Kentucky Summer Reading Program to offer children the extra incentive of funding college while they learn about the ocean and develop a love for reading.”
The sweepstakes, which runs May 16 – Aug. 12, 2022, will award four $529 college savings accounts to Kentucky children and young adults 18 years old or younger. In addition, each winner’s local public library will receive $500 toward future reading programs.
“The KY Saves 529 program is pleased to again partner with Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives on the summer reading program. As libraries across the commonwealth welcome families, the sweepstakes inspires children to read and families to start saving and planning for future educational opportunities,” said David Lawhorn, KY Saves program manager.
After children participate in the summer reading program at their local public library, parents, grandparents or guardians can enter each child for the sweepstakes by filling out the entry form at http://kysaves.com/oceans.
Visit http://kysaves.com/oceans for official rules and prize details. For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), visit kysaves.com or call toll free 877-598-7878. It is administered by KHEAA and managed by Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC.
KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained, and made accessible. For more information on KDLA resources, programs, and services, visit www.kdla.ky.gov or call 502-564-8300.