Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program 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.
Important DatesSummer Reading Sign Ups Start:
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Summer Reading End / All Reading Records due:
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Summer Reading Program Party for Kids and Pre-Readers:
Upper Lake Library: Thursday, August 2nd at 2pm
Lakeport Library: Saturday August 4th at 10am (at library park)
Redbud Library: Saturday August 4th at 10am
Middletown Library: Tuesday August 7th at 11:30am
Lakeport & Redbud - Summer Reading Program Party for Teens:
Wednesday Evening, August 1st, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
Everyone! We have programs for babies, toddlers, children, teens, and adults. Even if your child is too young to read by themselves you can sign up and read with them!
How do I sign up?
Sign-Ups Begin May 19th. At that time and any time after you can sign up at any branch of the Lake County Library.
How does it work?
Pre-readers and Kids:
When you sign up you can pick up a reading log at your local branch library and start reading library books. Library staff will log reading when you return them to the front desk in the library. For every page you read you get 1 reading point, but for really short books that are less than 50 pages we will round up to 50 points.
For every 50 reading points you get a sticker for your reading log. At 1,000 points you earn the completed badge and the Friends of the Library will donate a book to the library with your name inside the book commemorating your achievement at the end of the program!
Pre-readers and Kids can also earn special star stickers by participating in special reading activities that are listed on the back of their reading log.
Teens and Adults:
After you sign up you can start reading library books. Visit the library desk when you return books to get credit. For every 200 pages you read you win an entry for the grand prize drawing. If you read at least 1,000 pages the Friends of the Library will donate a book to the library with your name inside the book commemorating your achievement! Watch for Summer Reading related events in the library newsletter to participate in all summer long.
Do I need a library card?
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: just bring your photo ID to your nearest library branch.
Can I read eBooks or listen to audiobooks?
Yes! When entering eBooks or audiobooks on your reading log library staff will estimate the number of pages by looking up a print copy.
My child isn't 5 yet but can read by themselves, can they sign up as a Kid?
Yes! The Kids program is for independent readers, so if your child can read mostly by themselves go ahead and sign up as a Kid.
What are the prizes?
Reading is it's own reward, but we also offer fun prizes to make the program more fun.
Pre-readers and Kids:
Children receive a small prize from the prize box when they visit the library after hitting reading milestones on their game card. At the end of the program there is a Rewards Party, where children receive a book bag and certificate and other small prizes. For those who finish the program by earning 1,000 points a book with a commemorative book plate is donated in their name to the library, and they get to be the first person to check it out. If you can't attend the party your prize will be held for you at the library.
Adults and Teens:
Adults and teens earn tickets for the grand prize drawing. For adults, the grand prize is a gift basket filled with new books and other prizes. Adults and teens that finish the program by earning 1000 points also get a book with a commemorative book plate donated in their name to the library, and they get to be the first person to check it out.
What else is going on during the summer at the library?
Check out the library calendar to see all the events that are happening at your local branch over the summer.
What if I have more questions?
Be sure to contact the library either online, over the phone, or by visiting your local branch.