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The Lake County Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program begins May 16 with an entirely-online format designed for reading at home while all of the libraries are closed for in-person services.

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.

The library has programs for pre-K, kids, teens, and adults. Children who can't quite read on their own can still sign up and parents can record the books that you read together.

No matter which program you choose, you will log your reading for points. The only differences between the programs are the prizes you might win, the recommended reading lists, and the activities and games available online.

Once sign ups start on May 16 you can register on our special Summer Reading website and at any time during the program. Just head to the library website at and click Summer Reading. Create an account for yourself and your family, register for the program that's right for you, and let the fun begin.

Once you’re signed up you can start reading books and logging your reading online to get points. You get points by logging your reading.

When you log books, each book is worth 40 points. When you log pages, each page read is worth 1 point.

As you get more points you unlock digital badges, games, and activities. At 1,000 points you complete the reading log and the Friends of the Library will donate a book to the library. The book will have your name inside commemorating your achievement and you will be the first person to check it out.

August 29 is the last day to log points on your account.

You can also read eBooks or listen audiobooks to participate. The library offers an array of digital eBooks and audiobooks through Hoopla, Overdrive and Enki, all accessible with your Lake County Library card.

Reading is its own reward, but we also offer prizes to make the program more fun. There will be prize drawings throughout the summer. The more points you have the greater chance you have to win.

There are also missions, which are fun activities that award a digital badge if you complete them. It's a rumor that missions might help you win prizes!

Participating in a summer reading program helps encourage habits that make reading a lifelong habit. Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up and generates interest in books and literacy.

If you have other questions contact the library at 707 263 8817. Leave a message and the next available employee will reply.

With a library card, patrons can access the library’s array of digital services without the need to visit a local branch. If you need a library card, you can create an online card with the application form on the library website. If you have a question about an existing library account, call 263-8817 and leave a message. Library staff will be available by phone during normal operating hours to assist with the digital resources. The Lake County Library continues to offer services during the COVID19 stay at home. If you want to keep up with library news, sign up for free weekly email updates on the library’s homepage.