Share the joy of reading
with your Pre-Reader this summer!
Put reading first, by reading daily to your pre-reader this summer:
- Sign up the whole family for our summer reading program. (Create a parent account first if you'd like to track your child's reading online).
- Visit us again and again this summer. We have a lot of fun events all summer (see our calendar) and you can ask our Youth Department staff for suggestions of great books to read to your young child. Once you register your child, you will also have access to exciting, age appropriate reading lists and missions made available by your HCDL librarians.
- Set a goal of reading to your child for 20 minutes every day. These 20 minutes can be spread throughout the day, they don't need to take place at one time. Log the number of books your child has read, complete missions, read from Book Lists and work toward unlocking cool new game levels and earning a free book when you reach 1,000 points!
- Make reading fun all summer long!
How to "play" our Pre-Reader Summer Reading Program:
- Listen (to books read aloud and/or audiobooks), 1 book is worth 20 points.
- Earn 1,000 points by August 18 and get a free book & a ticket for the Youth Services BONUS prize drawing.
- Pick up your sticker sheet at the Youth Services Desk to help you track your reading for the online program.
Extra ways to earn more points:
- Read the required number of books from a booklist to earn 25 points and a badge.
- Complete a mission and earn 100 points and a badge.
- Attend certain library events to earn 10 points.
- Play a new game in the online reading program to earn 10 points. More games are unlocked as you progress and earn more points.
Other prizes you can earn:
- Record reading in the month of June and pick a prize from the treasure box.
- Record reading in the month of July and pick a prize from the treasure box.
- Record reading in the month of August and pick a prize from the treasure box (by August 18).
- Youth Services BONUS prize drawing (one $100 gift card): Automatically earn your first ticket when you reach 1,000 points. Automatically earn additional tickets for every 200 points thereafter, through August 18.
New this Year: Get Text Alerts/Reminders!
- After creating an account, log-in & go to “Account” to set up text alerts for:
- Reminding you daily or weekly to log your reading
- Prize pick up (5 days after they were earned)
- & more!
- After verifying your cell phone number, you can select which features/frequencies will work best for you.