Q. WHAT ARE THE SUMMERBASH READING PROGRAM DATES?
May 27 - August 4, 2017
Registration begins May 1
Begin LOGGING on May 27th and end on August 4th
AMNESTY will be May 22-27 & July 31 - August 5
RAFFLE PRIZES will be drawn for at 5 pm on August 4th
PRIZES must be redeemed by August 19th
Q. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?
Anyone! Adults, teens and kids. Even if your child is not yet a reader, you can read to him or her and record each book that you discover together.
Q. HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? HOW CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE?
Signing up is easy - simply register on this site to let us know you're joining the summer journey.
CREATE ACCOUNT: Sign up yourself and/or your whole family by creating an account. If you are registering multiple family members, start by creating an account just for you, then register your family under your account. You can add or link accounts by clicking on "Account" while you are logged on. Under "Account" there is also an option to link an existing account, so you can create a family account even after a seperate account has been created.
GET READING: When you register yourself or family members, you'll select an age-based reading program. Each reading program has prizes. You can count Ebooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and reading to others.
TRACK PROGRESS: Your account will indicate your progress. Log on regularly, record your reading, and explore other ways to earn points and prizes.
CELEBRATE SUCCESS: Visit your account regularly for messages about prizes you have won. Visit the library often to pick up your prizes, while supplies last.
Q. WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED A UNIQUE USERNAME & PASSWORD?
Setting up this specific information for each member of your family is an essential part of creating a family account. Once you assign a username and password to your child, you do not need to use this information again for the rest of the program - if you choose. As a parent, all you need to remember is your own username and password. You can switch between your account and your child's account once you are logged in.
Q. CAN TEACHERS REGISTER THEIR STUDENTS IN A GROUP?
Teachers cannot register their students in a group, but that doesn't mean their students can't participate. As a teacher, please encourage the parents/guardians to enroll their children in the program.
Q. WHICH BOOKS ARE ELIGIBLE?
We encourage you to read all types of materials, and let others in the community see you reading. Please count BOOKS, EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, or count the TIME you read. The books can be library books, or books on your shelf. Count the time you spend reading to your kids. Don't forget to count the time you spent reading a book even if you didn't finish it. Remember to count the time you spent reading a MAGAZINE.
Q. CAN I COUNT THE READING THAT I'VE DONE BEFORE THE OFFICIAL START DATE?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you've done within the official dates of SummerBASH, May 27-August 4.
Q. HOW MANY BOOKS DO I HAVE TO READ TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZES?
Your eligibility for a prize is determined by racking up points by August 4 - not by the number of books you read (but the more, the merrier!). Each program is age-based, and each age group has assigned point values.
LISTENERS: will receive a prize for every 100 points, completing the program at 1000 points. 1 Book = 10 points, 1 Hour = 30 points
KIDS: will receive a prize for every 100 points, completing the program at 1000 points. 1 Book = 100 points, 1 Hour = 60 points
TEENS & ADULTS: will receive a prize at 400 points, 2,000 points, 4,000 points, 10,000 points, and 20,000 points. Raffle tickets for Prize Baskets will be available for every 400 points. Completion of the program occurs at 40,000 points. 1 Book = 400 points, 1 Hour = 100 points
Q. HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I HAVE EARNED A PRIZE?
Keep track of your point tally on your account home page. Watch for messages, they will indicate if you have earned a prize. Your account will also send you a message.