It’s simple: Earn points and collect online badges for reading and going to library events! Once you hit 500 points, you earn your summer reading program certificate and can come into the library to pick up your prizes!
What activities are worth how many points?
1 chapter book = 100 points
1 picture book = 10 points
1 page = 1 point
1 hour = 60 points
1 minute = 1 point
Attending a library event = 50 points - you must listen for the secret code to be announced at the event and remember it so that you can prove that you were there!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens, adults — 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 books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! It’s all the same to us.
Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
For sure! We love when you read to your kids!
Can I count audiobooks?
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?
You bet! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done after the official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.
Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.
Can I just complete my reading log on paper and turn it into the library?
Yes! You can keep track of your reading the same as you have in past years. Please add up your points for the library before bringing your completed log in!