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RULES

REGISTRATION

  1. Sign up at the Summer Reading Desk.
  2. Everyone who registers for the Summer Reading Program must receive a POINT CARD at the Library Summer Reading Desk.

JUST THE FACTS – PROGRAM RULES

  1. Books must be checked out on an Indianapolis‑Marion County Public Library Card or a Beech Grove Public Library Card.
  2. No books will be counted which are returned before MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010 BOOKS RETURNED AFTER SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010 WILL NOT EARN POINTS.
  3. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, POINTS CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR PRIZES UNTIL SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010.
  4. Books must be returned to the designated check‑in area between JUNE 7 and JULY 31, 2010.
  5. Books must be read which are at or above the participant's reading level.
  6. A total of no more than 600 points will be awarded to any participant.
  7. Each participant is responsible for his or her Point Card. It must be presented to the librarian each time books are returned to receive reading points.
  8. Any unused reading credit will be lost if a participant's Point Card is lost. A new card will be issued, and the participant may start over.
  9. The decision of the librarian is final to accept any book for reading credit.
  10. You can not accumulate points beyond the total number on the Point Card.

FAMILY READ‑ALOUD RULES & ADULT PARTICIPATION

By acting as mentors and reading aloud to young children, including babies, toddlers and preschoolers, parents help prepare children for reading success in school and motivate older participants to become confident, lifelong learners.
  1. ADULTS may personally earn points ONLY for reading aloud to children of any age, or by listening to children read aloud to them.
  2. Children (babies, toddlers & preschoolers) who are unable to read can earn points and prizes by listening to parents, siblings or care givers who read aloud to them.
  3. Older children who read aloud to younger children may earn credit if all participants come in together to return the shared books. They all will receive credit at the book's point value.

POOLING POINTS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

Team up with family members and friends to increase your power. It’s now possible to pool your points with a friend or family member to earn prizes.
  1. Points are transferable from one card to another.
  2. Any number of participants can share points to exchange for prizes.
  3. All Point Cards must be presented together at the time of the transaction.

GROUP PARTICIPATION

Any child care group with five preschool-age children or more: please see separate flier for details about group participation rules and the special group prize package.
School‑age children attending a summer daycare or camp may participate through the day care as individuals, receiving their own Point Card and selecting their own prizes.

RECOMMENDED SERVINGS - BONUS BOOK MENU

How hungry are you? Readers with a really big appetite can earn bonus points by selecting titles from the menu of Bonus Books, worth 30 points. For your convenience, bonus books are identified on the spine with a special “Bonus Book” sticker. Books must be read which are at or above the participant's reading level.

jP 5 Points
Magazines 5 Points
jZ 10 Points
jE 15 Points
j Non‑Fiction 15 Points
j Biography 15 Points
Can-do Food Contribution 20 Points
j Fiction 25 Points
Young Adult/Adult 25 Points
Bonus Books 30 Points
Audio Books Point Value of Book
Baby Bunny Book Bag 60 Points
Bunny Book Bag 100 Points

SUMMER READING EVALUATION FORM 20 Points

Let us know what you think about the Summer Reading Program! Each ADULT who fills out and returns a Summer Reading Evaluation Form will be awarded 20 points. Forms are available at all library locations. (Total points not to exceed 600).