FAQs

Do I need a library card to participate in Summer Reading?
A library card isn't necessary for participation, but we'd love to give you one anyway! Stop by any of our locations for your free library card.

What if I have a different library card? Can I still join?
Yes! Summer Reading 2019 is open to everyone. However, non-Boise residents are not eligible to win Grand Prizes. Find other Treasure Valley libraries here - They have great summer programs, too. 

Can my toddler participate?
Absolutely! Summer Reading is family-friendly and built for all ages. 

I'm going on vacation. Do audiobooks count as books?

Of course! E-books, audiobooks, e-audiobooks, comic books, books without words, books without pictures, short books, long books... all books count in Summer Reading. 

Do I have to do every reading activity on my theme card?

No, you only need to pick five per card for it to be considered complete. However, you absolutely can do them all if you want to! Every reading activity you do earns you one entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Doing all 10 activities on a card means you get 10 entries for the Grand Prize. 

How do I get a free book?

Pick your theme card, complete 5 reading activities, and bring your card in to your nearest Boise Public Library location to pick out your free Summer Reading book. There is a limit of one book per person for Summer Reading 2019. 

If I do all 10 reading activities on every theme card, how many Grand Prize entries do I earn?

There are six theme cards, so if you make your summer the ultimate Summer Reading adventure and do all of them, then you will earn 60 entries into the Grand Prize drawing! 

I want to share photos of books and activities I've completed!

Yay! Share away with the hashtag #BoiseReads. Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter: @boisepublib

I have a question that isn't answered here.

We're here to help! Send us an email at askalibrarian@cityofboise.org, or you can call us or drop by one of our locations. Find our phone numbers and location info here

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