Do I have to read a certain kind of book?

Not at all! You can read fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and comic books, newspapers, magazines, eBooks, blogs and more. You can listen to someone read to you or listen to an audiobook or podcast - even reading the cereal box when you eat breakfast counts as reading in the Summer Reading program. Also, learning in other ways counts this summer! You can count time participating in storytimes and other library programs and the time you spend doing family activities together.

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1. How do I sign up for the Summer Reading program?
2. How old do I have to be to participate in the Summer Reading program?
3. I’m just finishing 5th grade this year—do I join the Kids or the Teen Summer Reading program?
4. What do I have to do to participate in the Summer Reading program?
5. Do I have to read a certain kind of book?
6. Do I have to read for 15 hours in a row?
7. The log mentions participating in library programs and doing family activities. Do I have to do those things?
8. I am an avid reader, and will probably read for 30 or even 45 hours this summer! Can I do the Summer Reading Program more than once?
9. I signed up at Tigard Public Library; can I pick up my prizes at Beaverton City Library?
10. When can I pick up my free book after finishing my log?
11. Can I do the Summer Reading program at more than one library?
12. Will there be in-person library programs this summer?