Summer Reading

A cartoon penguin wearing underwear and a cape stands against a yellow background
For All Ages

Summer Reading is here again, from June 1 - August 1, with prizes, activities and outdoor events! Head to adalib.readsquared.com to register and start logging your reading.

Fun events:
Visit our Events Page to see what in-person outdoor events are coming up! And make sure to check back here every Tuesday at 10:30 am for our weekly special virtual event: a new episode of The Reading Road Trip only available here through the library website! Join Checkers and his vacuum robot friend Snoozer as they take us on some thrilling adventures, visiting animals from all over the world and sharing fun facts each week!

Watch this week's Reading Road Trip! June 8: Animals That Aren’t Here Anymore

Find the full playlist of past episodes of the Reading Road Trip here!

How this year’s Summer Reading works:

Read at least 100 minutes (200 teens and adults) to earn your first entry! For every 100 (200 teens and adults) minutes you read you will complete a level and earn a virtual raffle ticket. There are a total of nine levels. All reading must be tracked on READSquared by Sunday night in order to be eligible for the weekly raffle drawings.

There is more fun on READSquared too! Look for activities to do with your family under the Activity Card tab. Every activity you complete earns you an additional virtual raffle ticket into the drawing for the week. A different Activity Card full of new activities and virtual events will be available each Monday!

Every week you read and do activities you earn raffle tickets to win a Visa gift card. Gift cards are valued at $25 for kid readers and $35 for teens and adults. The more activities you complete, the more chances you have to win.

Kids and teens can also earn buttons. For every 100 minutes (200 teens) you read you will earn a virtual badge on READsquared that can then be collected as a real button during the summer. Read a total of 900 (1800 teens) minutes to collect all 10 buttons!

This year kids and teens also have the chance to earn up to 3 books that are yours to keep forever. Earn a book after reading 300 (600 teens), 600 (1200 teens), and 900 (1800 teens) minutes! Adults will earn one book when they read a total of 1800 minutes.

Important dates:
Reading must be completed between June 1 - August 1.
Logging on READSquared ends on August 8.
Pickup the prizes you earned at your library between June 14 - August 14.