- Summer Reading
Summer Reading with your library is a fun way to challenge yourself to read more over the Summer! For students, reading over summer break can prevent summer learning loss and help them start the next school year out on the right page.
Visit the Summer Reading website to sign-up, log reading, play games, and more!
- Summer Reading Sign-Ups Start: Saturday, June 1, 2023
- Summer Reading End / Log All Reading: Saturday, August 5, 2023
- Who can participate?
Everyone! We have programs for Pre-K, Kids, Teens, and Adults. Even if your child is too young to read on their own you can sign up and read with them!
- How do I sign up?
Once sign-ups start, you can register on our special Summer Reading website and any time after. Just head to the website and create an account for yourself and your family, register for the program that's right for you, and let the fun begin!
- How does it work?
When you sign up, you can start reading library books and logging your reading online to get points. As you get more points, you unlock digital badges, games, and activities. At 1,000 points you complete the reading log and the Friends of the Library will donate a book to the library. The book will have your name inside commemorating your achievement!
- Which program should I register for?
We have four programs based on age: Pre-K, Kids, Teens, and Adults. No matter which program you choose, you will log reading for points. The only difference is the prizes you might win, recommended reading lists, and the activities and games available online.
- Do I need an email address to register?
Yes. If you don't yet have an email address they are free. Please visit the website Online Tech Tips on how to get a free email account.
- Do I need a library card to register?
Yes. If you are a child and you don't have a library card but someone in your family checks books out for you, you can use their card. For adults, if you don't have a card, it's easy to get one. Please visit the Library Cards page for more information.
- How do I get points?
You get points by logging your reading. On the website or app click 'log reading' or the pencil icon to log either books or pages. Library staff can log your reading for you if you need help.
- Should I log books or pages?
It's up to you! When you log books, each book is worth 40 points. When you log pages, each page read is worth 1 point.
- Can I read eBooks or listen to audiobooks?
Yes! To figure out how many pages these types of books have look up a physical copy of the book on the library catalog to find the number of pages to log for an ebook or audiobook. Just search for the title of the book, click view details on the entry in the list with the format of the book, and the number of pages will be listed in the physical description. Library staff can assist if you need help.
- My child can't read by themselves, can they still sign up?
Yes! Children who can't quite read on their own yet can still sign up and you can record the books that you read together.
- What are the prizes?
Reading is its own reward, but we also offer prizes to make the program more fun.
- For adults and teens, there will be a random prize drawing to win a Kindle Fire or a gift card to a local business at the end of the Summer. The more points you have the greater chance you have to win!
- Kids and Pre-K get a sticker for their reading log for every book or every 40 pages they read. They also get to pick a small toy out of the library treasure chest for every 200 points they earn.
For all those who finish the program by earning 1,000 points a book with a commemorative bookplate is donated in their name to the library, along with a Summer Reading book tote. They get to pick the book, sign their name, and be the first person to check it out!
All the prizes for the Summer Reading Program are provided by the non-profit Friends of the Lake County Library.
- What are missions?
Mission are fun activities that award a digital badge if you complete them. It's a rumor that missions might help you win prizes!
- What are the benefits of Summer Reading?
Participating helps encourage habits that make reading a lifelong habit. Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up and generates interest in books and literacy. And it's fun!
- What if I have more questions?
Be sure to contact the library either online or over the phone, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!