How It Works

Let's Build a Better World
Reading during the summer helps students maintain or even improve their reading levels for when they return to school in the fall. Reading six minutes a day can reduce stress, ease muscle tension and alter your state of mind.

Young people (babies included!) need to read, be read to, and keep their minds active. Let’s make a better world – together – by reading 30 million minutes this summer. 
And here’s an added bonus – If we reach the countywide goal of 30 million minutes, our furry and feathered friends at the Foothills Animal Shelter win $500!

Prizes
Pick up a prize when you register, another when you're halfway there, and a finisher prize when you reach your goal. Pick up prizes at your library while supplies last. More prize information.

Personal Reading Goals (recommended)
Ages 0-3 – Complete 24 early-childhood education activities
Ages 4-18 – read for 8 hours
Ages 19+ – read for 16 hours

Get started
Register online or at your library from June 1 – July 31. All you need to get started is a valid e-mail address.

Family/Group Registration
Sign up with one e-mail to log minutes as a family or group. Once you're registered, you can add family members as "readers" without requiring additional e-mail addresses.

Log Minutes
Log your reading time online any time, at your convenience. You can log every day or enter your totals for a period of time. Either way, you'll have a running total to track progress toward your reading goals.

Logging Time for Babies and Toddlers
Read, sing, laugh, write, play, and talk. Track your activities by checking a circle on your tracking sheet. Log your activities online to get prizes! Each checkmark is equivalent to 15 minutes of reading. Try our suggestions, or make up your own.

Keep in Touch
If you forgot to opt in to receive summer reading emails when you registered, you can still sign up here.