Instructions & Help

If you submit a message, it will be sent to a librarian at the Hopkinton Public Library who will respond as soon as they can. Messages received after 5 pm M-F or on Saturday/Sunday will receive a response the next business day.

Children's Summer Reading Programs:
General information can also be found on our website: https://hopkintonlibrary.org/childrensummer.asp 

Pre-reader Program:
Recommended for kids who have not yet started Kindergarten (approximately 0-5 years old). Children can complete this program with an adult - listening to a reader counts! Points are earned by recording the minutes read (with an adult), by completing different activities, or by entering secret codes earned during library programs. Kids will earn a prize every 200 points (up to 3 prizes).

Marathon-Elmwood Program:
Recommended for kids rising up to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in September 2022! Points are earned by recording the minutes read, by completing different activities, or by entering secret codes earned during library programs.  Kids will earn a prize every 300 points (up to 3 prizes).

Hopkins Program:
Recommended for kids rising up to 4th or 5th grade in September 2022! Points are earned by recording the minutes read, by completing different activities, or by entering secret codes earned during library programs.  Kids will earn a prize every 400 points (up to 3 prizes).

Kids Can Earn Points in 3 Different Ways!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need 1 account per household or 1 per reader?
You only need to create 1 account per household. You will be able to add multiple readers to the account. Each reader will be able to select the program of their choice!

How do I add a reader?
Follow these instructions if you are having trouble entering a reader: https://hopkintonlibrary.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Adding%20a%20Reader%20in%20BookPoints.pdf

I made a mistake entering a reader. How do I change a reader or delete a reader?
Locate the ‘HELP’ tab at the top of BookPoints. Fill out the ‘Ask a Question’ form. Your question will be sent to the librarians who will help fix any errors! Also, while you cannot delete a reader, you can always add the reader again (into the correct program) and use that reader profile instead. The librarians can delete the duplicate (erroneous reader) later.

I entered my reading minutes twice. How do I remove them from my reading log/what should I do?
Unfortunately there isn't a great way to remove minutes once they are entered. The best way to handle this is to do additional reading equal to the number of extra minutes entered (just don't log the minutes again). No worries and we appreciate your honesty! 

What should kids be reading?
Participants are free to read anything. The schools have suggested summer reading lists (please see the ‘Reading Lists’ tab at the top of BookPoints). Remember, these are just suggestions. 

Where do I find 'Secret Codes'?
Participants will earn secret codes when they attend library programs.

How do I claim a prize?
Please visit the prize tab at the top of BookPoints.

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