Back to School Challenge

Teen and Adult Students

Participate in the Back to School Challenge and enter to win a $100 Best Buy gift card!

Best Buy Gift Card

From September 5th to 30th, complete at least four of the activities listed below. One entry per participant only.


Complete at least four activities:

  • provides free tutoring services from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. Visit, click on Tutoring, then click on and enter your library card number.

  • Learning Express Library is a website that can provide test practice, AP class assistance, and more. Visit and sign up for a Learning Express account with your library card number and email address.

  • Listen to an episode of our Books & Bites podcast. Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. 

  • Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play, or Soundcloud for an extra entry! Visit for instructions.

  • The library can help you learn a new language with the Transparent Languages Online service. Visit the Ask a Librarian Desk, Teen Library Desk, or call the library to sign up for a Transparent Languages Online account. Visit, click on Languages, and then select Transparent Languages Online to get started.

  • Visit and watch one video.

  • The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) provides access to many databases for research and homework. Visit, sign in with JCPL’s username and password, and practice searching on a topic such as school uniforms, global warming, or public libraries. [Note: if you need the KYVL password, call us at (859) 885-3523 ext. 228 or text us at (859) 538-5885 (standard messaging rates apply.)]


To Enter

Your form must be received by September 30th. Use the online form below, or download the paper Back to School Challenge form and turn it in at the library.

Library employees and their families are ineligible to win prizes.