Frequently Asked Questions
Why the big push to register and log activities online?
We hope you'll find it easier and more accessible but it also helps to provide us with statistics. You can register and log reading on a computer, smartphone or tablet. You can even register online at the library. If you're the type who likes to check off boxes, grab a reading log at your local library branch.
Who can participate?
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens, everyone! Children too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.
Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes.
Can I join the program after its official start date?
Absolutely — and you can log any reading you've done after June 10.
How do I log my reading and activities?
It's simple — login to your account and choose the type of activity you want to log under Log Activity.
How do I get points?
The more points you earn, the more badges and games you unlock. For early literacy, children and teen participants — one minute of reading equals one point and reading a book equals 60 points.
How many points do I need to get a prize?
Early Literacy — prizes awarded at 30, 60, 90, 120,150 and 180 points.
Children — Prizes awarded at 60,120, 180, 240 300, and 360 points.
Teens — Prizes awarded at 60,120, 180, 240 300, and 360 points.
I've won a prize — how do I get it?
For children and teens — once you've logged activities online and completed a level, swing by the library to snag your prize and check out more books. Prizes awarded through September 5.
How many points do I need to complete the Summer Reading program?
Early Literacy = 180 points
Children = 360 points
Teens = 360 points