Summer Reading Game FAQs
Why read over the summer?
Kids who don't read over the summer lose skills which puts them at a disadvantage when school starts back up again. Prevent this summer learning loss by participating in the summer reading program, by encouraging children to read 20 minutes every day and by modeling your own reading behavior. Reading isn't homework! Make it fun! Read what you want!
What if I'm not a kid?
Read for you. Read to entertain yourself, educate yourself, and get where you want to be. Need a place to start? Just Read.
We don't have access to a computer. Can my child still play the summer reading game?
Yes! Visit your local library location and pick up a summer reading gameboard for your young reader or pre-reader. Play at home with the gameboard and bring it in for a library staff person to log your minutes for your child.
Can my child use the gameboard even if we have access to a computer?
Yes! Younger children will enjoy following along with the paper gameboard. We recommend hanging them on the refrigerator or some other visible place so that kids stay excited about reaching their goal.
What are the beginning and end dates for the summer reading game?
The game runs from June 1 through August 1, 2019.