2020 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Imagine Your Story

Children from 2 years old to 5th Grade can now sign up for our Summer Reading Program. This year we will be using the super fun website program READsquared to track participation, earning digital badges and real prizes along the way! This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story, and we will be bringing you some amazing programs centered around magic, fairy tales, and legends.

The program will run from June 22 to August 15.


READsquared will reward you for points and digital badges as you read and complete missions. The finishing goal is 1000 points. That may sound like a lot, but we promise there are so many fun ways to get there!

1 minute of reading = 1 point

Each mission completed = 25 points

What are Missions?

Missions are activities that you complete for points!

Watch a summer reading storytime, or maker program. In each program we will reveal a Magic Word. Remember it to complete the mission!

There will also be Weekly Challenges: fun activities that fit the week’s theme. We will introduce a new Challenge every week. Complete the challenge at home and upload a picture to READsquared to get your points!

This summer we will also debut a StoryWalk® program in Walters Park! Enjoy a picture book as you walk through the park, visiting pages along the way. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for that Magic Word!


A prize will be awarded every 200 points.

Registration: temporary tattoos

200 points: Play golden coins

400 points: a brightly colored bouncy ball

600 points: A crown to decorate

800 points: stick on jewels to use on your crown or anywhere else that needs the royal treatment

1000 points: Children 2 – 7 will receive a fairy tale themed rubber duck, 8 and up will receive a Choose Your Own Adventure book. (let us know if your child would be happier with the other prize)

Since we don’t know what access everyone will have to the Library building, we will distribute all prizes at the end of the program. We will be tracking prize winnings over the summer, and then bundling everything together at the end. All prizes must be picked up at the library, we will not be mailing prizes

Click here to create an account on READsquared to get started.