How Summer Reading Works

Read, Investigate, and Discover: June 1 - August 31

Prize Pickup Information

THANK YOU for participating in Summer Reading this year!

Summer Reading Raffle Prizes:

Staff are currently contacting Summer Reading Raffle Prize winners to determine at which branch they would like to pick up their prizes. Once the prize has reached a branch, the staff will contact the winner to arrange for Curbside Pickup. Please allow for longer delivery times than usual, and do not try to pick up your prize before being contacted by staff at the branch.

Summer Reading Book Prizes:

Children and teens earned book prizes for reading 1000 and 2000 minutes. Books are now available for pickup during Curbside Pickup hours. If you have received notification that your child has earned one or more books, please call the Youth Services desk of your home branch during Curbside Pickup hours at 540-372-1144 or 804-472-3820. The Youth Services staff will help you select your book(s) and arrange for you to pick them up curbside.

How It Works

How Does It Work?

Summer Reading includes these fun features:

  • Missions: Fun adventures with activities to complete. 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 very first time you play!
  • Digital badges to earn and collect.
  • Your dashboard tracks your progress through summer reading.
  • 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 Register

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).

Remember your username, but forgot your password? Get it by email.

Forgot your username and password? Contact CRRL staff via chat, Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-5:00

  1. If you are just registering yourself, click on “Myself”
  2. Select your age range and the program you wish to register for:
    • Kids: Ages 0-12
    • Teens: Ages 13-17
    • Adults: Ages 18 and up
  3. Then fill out the rest of the form. Required fields are marked with an asterisk(*).
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

  1. Click on “Myself and Children”
  2. You will register yourself first, selecting your age and the program you would like to sign up for (Adults [18+], Teens [Grades 6-12], or "I will choose a program later.")
  3.  You will then register your child/children. Child accounts will be linked under yours for easy access throughout the summer.
  4. Children do NOT need to have their own username and passwords unless they want to interact with Summer Reading on their own.
  5. Adding additional children after registration: To add an additional child to your account after your initial registration, log in to your account. Click the “Account” button in the top right corner. Select “Add Child Account.” If you click on “Family Accounts,” you can see all children currently registered, and you can also add a child from that screen.

How to Log Reading

Children 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 your review will be made public or not, depending on your preference. Note: Reviewing a book does not automatically log the book for your account. While these are two separate functions, you can simultaneously log a book and add a book review from the "Log Reading/Activity" screen.

Here, a parent logs reading minutes and adds a review for a child:

Here, a parent logs reading minutes and adds a review for a child.

 

 

How to Win Prizes

Prize Raffles

  • Points can be used to “purchase” raffle tickets.
  • The last day to use your points to purchase raffle tickets is Sunday, September 6.
  • Raffle prizes winners will be contacted directly by staff no later than Monday, September 14.
  • You will be asked to select the Curbside Pickup location where you would like to pick up your prize.
  • Staff at your selected Curbside Pickup location will notify you when your prize is at the branch and ready to pick up. Please allow for longer courier delivery times than usual, and do not try to pick up your prize before being contacted by branch staff.

Points for Children

  • 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

Points can be exchanged for raffle tickets.

Prizes for Children

Prizes are based on logging reading minutes.

  • Sign Up = Digital badge
  • 150 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 300 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 600 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 1000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge
  • 1500 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 2000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge

Since children earn points for other activities as well like finishing missions, you can see your reading points by clicking on the small "i" by your total points. This will open a pop-up window with your "Points Breakdown:"

 

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

Drawings for Children

Every time you log reading minutes, you'll automatically be entered into a weekly drawing for an e-gift card.


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.

Prizes for Teens

  • Sign up = Digital badge
  • 150 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 300 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 600 reading minutes = Digital badge
  • 1000 reading minutes = Book & digital badge
  • 1500 reading minutes = 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 an e-gift card.

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!


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

Points can be exchanged for raffle tickets.

Drawings for Adults

Write reviews and you'll be entered into our weekly drawing for an e-gift card.

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