Family Reads 2023-2024

Join the Albert Lea Public Library for Family Reads!

December 10, 2023 to January 21, 2024

Families with children are invited to sign up as a team and record reading minutes. Teams have no limit, so get everyone involved in the fun! Teams earn raffle tickets for every 60 minutes read. Sign up for the program starting Sunday, December 3.

To Register a Team:

1. Download the Reader Zone app on a smartphone or tablet or go to

Note: If you are unable to register an account via the app or website, contact the library to register. 

2. Click “Sign Up.”

Note: If you have used Reader Zone for a reading program before, login with your account information and skip to step 5.

3. Fill out the required information and click submit.

4. Select “I am a Parent.” Add a reader and register using your family name, i.e. Smith Family.

Note: For Family Reads, you will be registering one account or reader for the entire family.

5. Enter the five digit program code: d920a.

6. Your family is now registered for the program.

Record Reading Minutes:

1. You may record reading minutes starting Sunday, December 10, 2023.

2. To record minutes, go to the Reader Zone app or login to the website and record your team’s minutes for the day. You are able to record minutes for the current day and the past 10 days.

3. Once you have logged 60 minutes, stop into the library to redeem your raffle ticket. Families place each raffle ticket earned in the drawing for the basket of their choice. Teams can earn a max of 50 tickets (3,000 minutes). 

4. The last day to record minutes and redeem raffle tickets is Sunday, January 21, 2024.

A family of four, two adults and two children, reading a big red book together.

Prize Baskets

Each raffle ticket teams earn can be placed in the raffle for the basket of your choice.

Movie Lovers Basket

Outdoor Basket

Game Night Basket

Art Lovers Basket

Book Lovers