Can I listen to audio books for summer reading?
Yes! Tumblebooks (see Reading Links) and Bookflix stories (see Reading Links), books on CD, and Playaways all count towards your reading goal!
CAN I READ EASY BOOKS?
Our summer Reading program is self-directed. We hope that you will challenge yourself to read books at your reading level.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD READS MORE THAN 10 BOOKS? ?
Children who read 10 books or more will get prizes from the library. If children read more than the required 10 books, we encourage parents to celebrate and reward them with something special or a fun activity significant to their own family.
My book log only holds 50 titles; can I keep reading after I fill up my log?
Yes! Please read as much as you want to, and keep track of all your books. If you fill up your reading log, you can write book titles on a separate piece of paper and staple it to your log.
CAN I READ BOOKS I'VE READ BEFORE?
We encourage you to read books you have not read before in order to discover new stories and explore new worlds.
DO I HAVE TO READ BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY?
No. Any book counts whether it belongs to the library, to you, or to someone else. We just want you to be reading and having fun.
wHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LOSE MY BOOK LOG?
Try to keep your book log in the same place at your house when you aren’t bringing it to the library, that way you are less likely to lose it. If you do lose it, come to the library to pick up a replacement log. We save logs that are left at the library, so if you think you left it at the library, come to the children’s desk and ask us.
Can I keep track of the number of minutes my child reads instead of the number of books?
Yes! Each year library book logs have spaces to write book titles or track the minutes your child spends reading. Keeping track of minutes is a great way to give kids credit for reading more challenging books. Also, children who are struggling with reading, or who have trouble finishing a book, are encouraged to track minutes spent with books, rather than worry about the number of books completed.
Are there any events at the library this summer?
Yes! All our events are free. Schedules are available: HERE. The Reader Celebration Party information is on your reading log because this event is only for children participating in the Summer Reading Program and their families. Check your log for details.
What if I can’t come to the party to pick up my prizes?
That’s O.K. You can pick up your prizes at the Napa Main Library or the American Canyon, Calistoga, or Yountville branch anytime between July 26 and August 27, 2016.
When is the last day I can pick up prizes?
The last day to pick up prizes or have fines forgiven is Saturday, August 27, 2016.