Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Reading

Q:  Can you call to register?

A:  For Summer Reading itself – NO.    You must register in person.  For programs, once you’re registered – Yes, give us a call.


Q:  Can I still participate in the Children’s Summer Reading Program?

A:  Students entering grades 5-8 are eligible to “double dip” and participate in both programs.


Q:  Do I have to live in Southbury to participate?

A:  Nope.  You may live anywhere and attend any school system – homeschoolers too!


Q:  I want to participate in  Oxford’s or Woodbury’s Summer Reading program too.  Is that okay?

A:  Sure, the more the merrier!  Participate in as many as you like.  Check out local libraries for different programs.


Q:  I’m going on vacation and won’t be around for most of the summer.  What do I do?

A:  You may participate as much or as little as you wish.  It’s up to you.  Just remember to come in to the library for your tickets before August 17th!


Q:  I can’t register on Saturday, June 23rd.  Can I still sign up?

A:  Absolutely.  That is just the first day we’re taking registrations.  Any time after is also.


Q:  Can I just keep track of my reading hours and not attend any special programs?

A: Yes, and vice versa.  You can attend programs and not participate in the weekly drawings.


Q:  Can I win multiple prizes?

A:  Sure.  If your ticket is pulled – you win the prize.


Q:  Do I have to be there to win?

A:  Nope.  We’ll call you.


Q:  Does reading comic books count towards my hours?

A:  Yes, reading anything counts.  Read books, magazines, etc.  Use Kindles, Nooks, etc.  Listen to audio books.


Q:  Do I have to submit my reading log tickets as soon as I fill them out?

A:  No.  You can save them up for a particular prize or just go as you read.  It’s up to you.


Q:  Are book clubs still meeting during the summer?

A:  Yes.  All on-going programs continue in the summer.


Q:  Can I find books for my summer reading list?

A:  Of course.  We have copies of summer reading lists from all the local schools.  If a book is checked out, we’ll put it on hold or order it from another library.  Just ask.


Any other questions or concerns, please call 203-262-0626 ext. 110.


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