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Children’s Summer Reading Program 2013
June 3 – August 3
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How do I join the club?
A: Register at the library, Bookmobile, or online beginning June 3. The children’s program is for ages 0 through age 11 (not entering grade 6 in the fall). We will have a special registration week in the library June 3-6. A Fountaindale library card is required. There is a link on the library webpage (www.fountaindale.org) that will take you to the 2013 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Click the button that says Sign Me Up. Enter your library card number and click Get Information. Fill in the information (fields with * are required). Click Save. Now you are registered! You can also Add a Member for any of the summer reading clubs (Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult), under the same library card number.
Q: What can I read?
A: We encourage you to read or listen to books that are appropriate to your reading or grade level.
Q: How do I log my reading?
A: Logging and prize pickup begin June 10. We will have a computer at the Children’s Services Desk just for joining the club and logging your reading! Keep a paper game card if you wish.They are available when you sign up in the library and are printable from our website. You can bring your paper game card to the library or Bookmobile for online logging. To log your own reading online, click on the tab of the club, enter your library card number, and click Log In. Click the button that says Add/View Log. At the dropdown arrow at Quantity, put in the number of hours or books, and hit Save. You can log in only once a day, but you can enter up to 20 books or hours at each logging.
Q: What if I lose my paper game card after I have logged my reading on it?
A: Print one from our website, or come to the Children’s Services Desk or Bookmobile and we will give you a replacement game card.
Q: Our family is going on vacation. Can we still participate in the club?
A: You can register and log your reading online while on vacation as described above, or you can get paper game cards from our website, the Children’s Services Desk, or the Bookmobile. When you return from vacation, through August 3, we can log your reading for you from your paper game card and give you your prizes.
Q: What prizes can I earn?
A: After reading 10 books or for 10 hours, you will receive a paperback book. Read 10 more books or hours to complete the club and you will earn a second prize. Pick up your prizes at the Children’s Services Desk or the Bookmobile beginning June 10. You will also receive a Certificate of Accomplishment when you complete the club.
Q: After I complete the basic club, can I continue in the club for the rest of the summer?
A: Through August 3 you may log an additional 20 or 40 books or hours to receive up to 2 chances to win a Family Plus Membership to the Field Museum, donated by the Friends of the Library.
Q: When will the drawing for the Master Degree (Family Membership) to the Museum of Science and Industry take place?
A: The drawing will take place after August 3.
Q: I run a daycare (or preschool) group. How does my group participate?
A: You can come to the library starting June 3 and staff will sign up your group. To register your group of children yourself, go to the link on the library webpage (www.fountaindale.org) for the 2013 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Click the Sign Me Up button. Enter your library card and click Get Information. Click above the grid on the line that says Click here to do a group registration. Fill in the information (lines with * are required). For age of children, enter one average age. Click Save. Your group is registered!
At the Children’s Services Desk, you can get a paper reading log for your group. They are also available on the library’s website. Online logging and prize pickup begin June 10. To log your reading online as a group, go to the library’s website and click on the link to the 2013 Children’s Summer Reading Program, enter your library card number and password, and click Log In. Click the button that says Add/View Log. At the dropdown arrow at Quantity, put in the number of hours or books, and hit Save. You can log in only once a day, but you can enter up to 20 books or hours at each logging.
When your group finishes 10 books or 10 hours of reading, you can pick up a paperback book for each child. Complete the club by reading 10 more, and they all will get a second prize book. Each child will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment. Groups are not included in the drawing for the museum membership.
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or contact library staff at (630) 685-4181.