How Summer Reading Works

How Does It Work? | How to Sign Up | How to Log Reading | How to Win Prizes

How Does It Work?

Summer Reading figure!Welcome to Summer Reading for library customers of all ages! We invite you to spend a summer reading, listening, or watching whatever interests you. Along the way, you will earn points that you can use to “purchase” raffle tickets, be entered into drawings for movie tickets (available to grades 4-adult), and earn prizes (kids and teens).

Summer Reading includes these fun features:

  • Missions: Fun adventures with activities to complete in the library and out in the community. Complete a minimum number of activities to finish the mission and receive a digital badge and points.

  • Reading lists will introduce you to great new reads, which you can then add to your reading log. 

  • Fun games to play, which earn you 5 points the first time you play! Kids and teens unlock new games for each level of summer reading.

  • Digital badges to earn and collect.

  • A Certificate of completion can be printed out when kids and teens reach 2,000 points!

Parents and caregivers of early readers, why should your child join?
Reduce summer learning loss! Your children worked hard this school year, so don't let them lose ground! On tests across all measures and grades, children who participate in public library summer reading programs outperform those who don't participate.


How to Sign Up

Did you participate in Summer Reading last year? If so, click on "Log In" and use your same username and password to sign up for this year's program (kids and teens, please verify your current age, grade, and school in your account).

If you are just signing yourself up, click on “I’m registering myself only.” Select your age range and the program you wish to sign up for.

  • Kids: Ages 0-12
  • Teens: Ages 13-17
  • Adults: Ages 18 and up

Then fill out the rest of the form. Required fields are marked with an asterisk(*).
You will need to select a unique username and a password that is seven or more characters, including at least one number and one letter.
If you enter your email address, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration, along with your username and password for your records.

If you are a parent who would like to also register your children, click on “I’m a parent registering my kids.” You will first sign yourself up and then all of your children. Those accounts will be linked under yours for easy access throughout the summer. Children do NOT need to have their own username and passwords unless they want to interact with Summer Reading on their own. 

Complete your registration, and you are ready to read. 

You can also opt in to receive text notifications for reminders to log reading, prize pick-ups, and more. Click on “My Account” > “Text Message Options” to sign up for those.


How to Log Reading

Kids and Teens log reading minutes, and adults log books read. All logging activity earns points!

If you are a parent logging for 1 or more children, click on the child's account to apply the log for that child. You can apply minutes to more than one account at a time. 


Book reviews are optional (but we love it when you share them!) When you submit a book review, it goes into a queue for staff to take a look and link up your book to the library catalog. Then she or he will make your review public or not, depending on your preference.


Summer Reading Figure!How to Win Prizes

Kids

Points for Kids

  • 1 minute of reading = 1 point
  • 1 completed mission = 100 points
  • 1 game played first time = 5 points

Max points earned per day = 500 points
 

Prizes for Kids

Prizes are based on logging reading minutes. Since kids earn points for other activities as well like finishing missions, you can see your reading points by clicking on the small blue "i" under your score. This will open a pop-up window with your "Points Breakdown":

Points Breakdown

  • Sign Up = Treasure chest pick & digital badge
  • 150 reading minutes = Treasure chest pick & digital badge
  • 300 reading minutes = Photo & digital badge
  • 600 reading minutes = Treasure chest pick & digital badge
  • 1000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge
  • 1500 reading minutes = Treasure chest pick & digital badge
  • 2000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge

Kids complete the Summer Reading challenge when they reach 2,000 points, and they will be able to print out a certificate of completion. However, kids can keep logging reading, playing games, and earning points beyond 2,000 points in order to enter raffles!
 

Drawings for Kids

Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Every time you log reading minutes, you'll automatically be entered into a bi-weekly drawing for free movie tickets.
 

Raffles for Kids

Points can be used to “purchase” raffle tickets. Raffles will be drawn the first week of September and winners notified. All raffle prizes must be picked up at a CRRL branch

  • 1 iPad mini = 500 points per ticket
  • 1 Board-book basket = 150 points per ticket
  • 1 Picture-book basket = 150 points per ticket
  • 2 Chapter-book baskets = 150 points per ticket
  • 4 two-packs of movie passes = 100 points per ticket
     

 

Teens

Points for Teens

  • 1 minute of reading = 1 point
  • 1 review (50 characters+) = 50 points
  • 1 completed mission = 100 points
  • 1 game played first time = 5 points

Max points earned per day = 500 points

Points can be exchanged for raffle tickets and will unlock games.

Movie ticket prizes for Summer ReadingPrizes for Teens

  • Sign up = Fun prize pick & digital badge
  • 150 reading minutes = Fredericksburg All Ages coupon or fun prize pick & digital badge
  • 300 reading minutes = Fun prize pick & digital badge
  • 600 reading minutes = Fun prize pick & digital badge
  • 1000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge
  • 1500 reading minutes = Fun prize pick & digital badge
  • 2000 reading  minutes = Book & digital badge

Drawings for Teens

Every time you log reading minutes, you'll automatically be entered into a weekly drawing for free movie tickets. 
 

Raffles for Teens

Points can be used to “purchase” raffle tickets. Raffles will be drawn the first week of September and winners notified. All raffle prizes must be picked up at a CRRL branch

  • 1 iPad mini = 500 points per ticket
  • 2 Teen-book baskets = 150 points per ticket
  • 4 two-packs of movie passes = 100 points per ticket

Teens complete the Summer Reading challenge when they reach 2,000 points, and they will be able to print out a certificate of completion. However, teens can keep logging reading, playing games, and earning points beyond 2000 points in order to enter raffles!


 

Adults

Adults are encouraged to log any item—books, movies, or music—and to write reviews on them!

Points for Adults

  • 1 item logged = 20 points
  • 1 review (50 characters+) = 100 points
  • 1 completed mission = 100 points
  • 1 game played first time = 5 points

Max points earned per day = 500 points
 

Drawings for Adults

Write reviews and you'll be entered into our weekly prize drawing for movie tickets. 
 

Raffles for Adults

Points can be used to “purchase” raffle tickets. Raffles will be drawn the first week in September and winners notified. All raffle prizes must be picked up at a CRRL branch

  • 1 iPad = 500 points per ticket
  • 4 Nook tablets = 250 points per ticket
  • 3 four-packs of movie passes = 200 points per ticket
  • 10 Baskets of books in 5 different genres, along with 1 book-sale coupon and fine-free coupon = 150 points per ticket