What is my username?
Username's are unique to each participant. User names are also case sensitive. If your child does not have an account, remember to make an easy to remember name since this account will be theirs as long as this database continues. If you can't remember your child's username, please create a new account.
What is my password?
Your password is unique. You can reset your password with your email. If you did not add an email to your account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-646-2829. Allow for some time for me to reset your password. In the meantime just keep track of your minutes on paper.
How do i find out my password or username, if i don't know it?
Unfortunately if there is no email associated with your account, you will be unable to reset your own password. You will need to contact the library either by calling 508-646-2829 or via email at email@example.com. Please put Summer Reading Program in the subject line so we can respond to your request as soon as possible. Since response may take some time, please have your children track their time reading manually and keep an account of their SECRET CODES until we can help you. Paper time logs are available at the library.
should i add an email to my child's account?
YES. Add an email under the account settings button in the top right hand corner, then you can reset your username and password on your own and do not have to wait for the library.
what is the difference between difficulty levels?
Wandoo Reader has three difficulty levels for participants to choose from -- easy, medium and hard. Choosing a different level only makes the online game move progressively slower. So for example if you enter 20 minutes into an account with an easy level, you will move through the online game quicker than a person who has a hard level. You can change your child's difficulty level by going to settings and choosing a different level. The level does not impact your child's eligibility for prizes at the library.
do i need to track my minutes every day?
No. If you do not have Internet easily accessible, you may track your minutes and CHALLENGES manually , then come to the library to enter them into your account. You are still eligible for prizes and final prizes as long as they are inputted by August 24.
why are we using wandoo reader and not the old paper tracking system?
Wandoo Reader is an incentive to young readers in of itself. Children enjoy receiving online rewards for their avatar and "spending" their energy credits. If you do not want to use the online tracking system, please come to the library for a paper log.
can i print a log to show what i have read this summer?
Yes. Under the BOOKS tab on your account is an option to "print logs".
what are the challenges and how do I receive a prize?
There are seven weekly challenges this summer. In order for you to receive your prize you must complete the challenge task. Each challenge has a specific answer that needs to be entered into the system. Once you have done that you may enter your answer into your account then you should print out the certificate. Come to the library with your certificate to pick up your prize.
what do i receive by tracking my minutes?
In addition to enjoying the online game for reading this summer, your children will receive beads for every 15 minutes that they read to add to their necklace. There are also special tags for every hour. Once you have read 300 minutes, you are eligible for your FREE Pawsox ticket, meal voucher to Chipolte and ticket to the USS Constitution. After that you can continue reading to collect more beads until August 24. Participants who have read the most are eligible to be entered in the Bruins raffle to win big prizes.
how do i pick up my beads and prizes at the library?
If you are using the online Wandoo Reader, just come to the library. We'll access your account and give you your beads. If you are using a paper log -- bring that to the library so we can mark off the minutes.
what do we receive if we finish the summer reading program?
If your children complete the 300 minutes necessary to finish the summer reading program, they will receive the following
- a FREE ticket to a Pawsox game, a free meal voucher to Chipolte and a ticket to the USS Constitution where they will an announce their reading accomplishment
- a chance to have their name entered in the Boston Bruins Summer Reading Raffle which includes such prizes as autographed pucks, jerseys, hockey sticks, game tickets and a chance to ride on the Zamboni!
what age children can participate in the summer reading program?
Any child between the age of 0 to fourteen -- reading time includes reading to or with others.
do i have to sign up online to attend the events?
No. The events at the library are free and open to the public. You are not required to be part of our summer reading program to attend these as long as your children meet the age requirements.
are there any dates or times i should be aware of?
There are only two dates you should be aware of -- all participants must be registered by August 3 and all minutes and CODES must be entered by August 24th. Since Wandoo Reader requires us to enter an ending date, we are unable to make any exceptions to this rule. Please remember participants in our program are responsible for their accounts, tracking their times and entering their SECRET CODES. As always if you are experiencing difficulty, please contact us at the library either by calling 508-646-2829 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Summer Reading Program in the subject line so we can respond to your request as soon as possible.