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How it Works:

  • Register for an account.
  • Log in to your account, record your reading, and explore other ways to earn points by attending library programs, downloading books and other items from our website CVLGA.ORG and more.
  • Once you earn 10 blocks (for children) or 20 blocks (for teens and adults) you win! Just visit any branch of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries to collect a small completion prize (one prize per week, please). You'll be automatically entered into our Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win iPads, Kindle HDs, LeapPads and more!

Put reading first with 20 minutes a day spent reading or being read to this summer:

  1. Sign up the whole family for BUILD A BETTER WORLD! offered by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (sign up to track your reading online).
  2. Visit your local library again and again this summer. Ask your librarian for suggestions of great books to read yourself or your children. Check out some of our reading lists for all ages.
  3. Set a goal of reading 20 minutes every day. For very young children and struggling readers, that can be spread out through the day. Use the online games and track your reading to unlock cool new game levels, activities and more!
  4. Make reading fun all summer long! 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?
Everyone! Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens, adults — the age doesn't matter. Children too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! We like reading in all its formats!

Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
YES! We love when you read to your kids! You can participate as a family... and when you read the books together, everyone gets to count that time on their reading logs!

Can I count audiobooks?
I'm listening... You bet!

Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
For teens and adults... Absolutely! Twenty minutes reading is great, no matter if you finish or not. For children, they should finish each age-appropriate book to enter it in their logs.

Can I join the program after its official start date?
You bet! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done after the official start date of May 13, 2017, you’re welcome to go back and count that.

Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program (May 13 - July 31, 2017). The purpose of BUILD A BETTER WORLD! is to encourage reading during the time when school is out. This helps our students avoid the dreaded "Summer Reading Loss"...  studies show that students who don't read during the summer often drop a reading level or more when school starts in the fall.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! THE CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY LIBRARIES 2017 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE is thankful for our outstanding sponsors!

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