Read It Off

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Have more than $20 of charges? You can earn credit just by reading! 

The Library is committed to developing children's reading skills and Library habits so that they become responsible lifelong Library users. Customers under the age of 18 may choose to enroll in Read It Off, a simple and fun reading program to earn credit through each use and return of designated Library material.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Tell a librarian, "I want to read it off," then borrow one book, magazine, or audiobook with your library card.
  2. Read or listen to the item you borrowed. Younger kids can ask a parent or an older sibling to read to them.
  3. Bring the item back to any Library information desk (not the general return slots!). The Library will then waive $5 of your charges, per the fee schedule adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Have more charges? Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 until they're clear!

Limited borrowing privileges apply to participants enrolled in the Read It Off program. If you're still reading off your charges but want to read more, you can check out the Library’s eBooks––there are no fines and they automatically return on their due date.

Not young enough to read it off? In cases of financial hardship, customers age 14 and up may make arrangements with the Library Administrative Coordinator to perform volunteer work at the Library in lieu of payment of fines and fees. Credit may be earned for each hour of designated work. See the fee schedule adopted by the Board of Trustees for current rate of credit per hour.