Instructions & Help

This year our Summer Reading Program will be mostly virtual. Contact us for help with a more traditional paper process, 784-0177.

Participation is open to all ages and participants will place themselves into age appropriate groups during the account set-up process.

The #1 goal is for participants to actively engage in reading and/or other literacy related activities over the summer.

The sign-up process is easy and we are here to help you. If you have any questions that are not answered here then please feel free to contact us directly Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, at 784-0177. You may leave a voicemail during non-business hours and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a library card to participate?

No, you do not need a library card to participate.

How do I sign-up for Porterville Library's Virtual Summer Reading Program?

Click on the green "Register" button under "CREATE AN ACCOUNT " on the "Home" tab of this site. A simple one page form that can be filled out in less than a minute will guide you through the process. After creating the account, the site will prompt you to add users and select your program. Your account can be for one person or for an entire family, just add more users.

What will you do with my private information?

We are only collecting enough information for you to be able to use the site and for us to contact you if you win a prize in our end of the summer drawing. We will not share your information with others.

How do I actively participate?

Read books and log your reading. Return to the site and login using the Username and Password that you used when you created your account. Select the Current Reader if there is more than one user in your account. Enter the title of the book that you have read, you may also enter the author's name and rate the book if you'd like. Click on the blue "Submit" button.

What are "Achievements"?

Achievements are your badges that you earn when you read. Your first achievement is the "Registered" badge. You will earn more achievement badges as you read more books. Achievements come with informational messages to let you know if you have made it to the next level, earned a special reward, or an entry into our end of summer drawing.

How do I earn points and what do they do?

You earn points by logging the titles of the books that you have read. You will earn 100 points for each book. When you reach 500 points you will earn an achievement badge and an entry into our end of summer drawing. Earn the most points to receive a special prize.

What are Secret Codes and how do I get one?

Secret Codes can help you earn extra points, a special reward, or an extra entry into our end of summer drawing. Access to Secret Codes will be made available through events, programs, or social media announcements.


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