Instructions & Help

Who can participate in the Summer Reading Program?

Everyone! The Summer Reading Program is designed for all ages and all readers, and even babies.

 

What materials count towards the Summer Reading Program?

Any books, audiobooks, eBooks or eAudiobooks that are checked out from the Placentia or Anaheim Libraries, and read between Saturday, June 24 through Wednesday, August 16 can be counted.

 

Do I have to use the online system to track my Summer Reading or is there a paper version? What's the difference? Do I have to use both?

We have two ways you can join the Summer Reading program: in person or online.  Both programs work the same except the online program allows you to track your progress digitally.  If you prefer to use the paper logs/tickets stop by the Library to register and receive you reading logs/tickets.  Please only use one system to track your progress throughout the summer.

 

How do I register online?

Go to http://placentia.readingbydesign.org  and sign-up.  When signing up online please write down your username and password so you don't forget.

 

What are family accounts?

Family accounts allow you to have one login to manage all your readers. When you register just be sure to add all readers in your family, even grandma!  Then click between the readers to easily add books and earn prizes!

 

What is the difference between a user and a reader?

A user account is created and used to access the Summer Reading Program website.  Readers are the individual profiles that earn points and prizes for reading over the summer. After creating a user account you will need to create reader profiles for each person in your family who will be participating. One user account will have one or more readers.  

 

How do I register for my young child who cannot yet read?

If you're reading for a child, you can sign-up for the Read to Me program.  When you register be sure to add the child as a reader then select the Read to Me program to track their progress. 

 

When does the program start and end?

The Summer Reading Program officially starts on June 24th with the Summer Reading Celebration and ends with the Summer Reading Craftstravaganza and Ice Cream Social on August 19th.  The last day to enter books to be eligible for the grand prize drawings is August 16th at 8:00 p.m.

 

When will prizes be awarded?

Prizes will be available to pick-up at the Library starting on Monday, June 26th and can be picked up through Saturday, August 19th.  The Grand Prize winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 19th at 3:00 p.m.

 

Where do I pick up my prize?

You can pick up your prizes at the Summer Reading Program Information Desk at the Library.

 

Help, I have forgotten what Summer Reading Program I am registered for?

If you have forgotten which program you have registered yourself or another reader for, please visit the Summer Reading Program Information Desk.  The volunteers will be able to look up the program name for you.  If you are unable to visit the Summer Reading Program Information Desk you can also send an email to [email protected].  Please include your username and the name of the readers you would like information on.

 

How do I change a reader to a different Summer Reading Program or update reader information?

If you would like to update or change any reader information, including the reading program chosen, please send an email to [email protected].  Please include your username, the name of the reader(s) and the information you would like updated.   

 

Can Placentia Library staff or Trustees participate?

No, Library staff and Trustees cannot enter the drawings, but all are welcome to attend programs during off-time.

 

If I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have questions please contact the Information Desk at (714) 528-1906 or [email protected].  All inquiries should include the username, name of the reader(s) and contact information.

 

Help! I forgot my password!

To reset a forgotten password please use the "request new password" link on the home page.

 

 

If you have any other technical difficulties please send an email from the email address you registered with to [email protected]. This is not an automated service and technical help emails will be answered as soon as possible.