Summer Reading Challenge FAQs

When does Summer Reading start?

June 15, 2020

When does it end?

September 4, 2020

How do I play?

Register online and start logging activities.

What if I registered last year?

The program is new every year. Please make a new account.

How do I get a raffle ticket?

Adults can redeem points to obtain digital raffle tickets in the software. No raffles for kids or teens this year.

How do I pick up my book prize?

Preschoolers, kids and teens can request their prize here and will be notified when it is ready for curbside pick up. It may take a week, so please be patient.

Can I play without a computer?

You can get a paper card in the newsletter, print one or request one in the curbside pick up. To earn your prizes, call (518) 439-9314 or email the information desk to receive help logging your activities in your account.

Do audiobooks count as reading?

Absolutely! Read, listen or share. It all counts.

My child can’t read yet. Can they still participate?

Yes. sharing books with your child can be very beneficial. They still get to earn their prizes for reading.

Can my whole family log the same book?

Yes. everyone involved in sharing a book, can log that book. If you have a family account, you can even log a review as a family.

What is a virtual program and how can I participate?

Our virtual programs take place on our website, Zoom, YouTube, Goodreads and other online platforms. You can sit in on a Zoom Community Chat, watch one of our how-to videos on YouTube, do the activities outlined in our Online Storytime Kits or Listening Parties, or participate in other ways. Visit our online calendar to see what’s coming up, or check out our Programs page where links highlighted in green indicate programs with an online component.

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