Summer Reading is about to begin! Like last year, children and teen patrons will be able to record their reading electronically or by using our paper reading logs. Visit READsquared to register electronically.
This year’s them is Reading Colors Your World. Beginning May 27, Read Squared will be your Summer Reading hot spot, where you can register, log your reading, and start earning points for digital badges and prizes. You can use this venue from a computer or download an App for your mobile device. Summer Reading will run from May 27—August 7.
Not excited about using our virtual Summer Reading option? Fear not! Stop by the library to register in person and pick up your reading logs. We also have printable copies of reading logs for all age levels on this page.
Listeners Club (age 0-5 years):
Earn virtual badges for every 5 hours that you read to your child. After logging 10 hours of reading, children will receive full completion prizes. With bonus reading logs, DKPL cardholders can keep reading to earn more prizes!
Readers Club (school-age children age 5-11 years):
Earn virtual badges for every 5 hours that you read. After logging 10 hours of reading, children will receive full completion prizes. With bonus reading logs, DKPL cardholders can keep reading to earn more prizes!
For both children’s clubs you can record your progress by using the READsquared website or app, or by using a paper reading log that you can print out or pick up at the library.
Children’s accounts may be created individually, or a family account may be created so that parents can help keep track of their child(ren)’s reading.
Paper Reading Log:
When you reach your reading goal, bring your reading log to the children’s reference desk at the DeKalb Public Library once prizes become available.
Below are printable Children’s Summer Reading flyers.
For more information about both Youth Summer Reading programs, please contact Theresa at [email protected].
Teens (12-17 years):
Read or listen to (4) books, OR read (12) manga or graphic novels. Log your reading using the printable reading log listed below or the READsquared app. Receive a free book of your choice to keep. DeKalb Library cardholders will also receive prizes and be entered into a grand prize drawing!
Prizes will be available from June 14 – August 21, while supplies last. They include color-changing mood pens, chocolate covered pretzels from the Confectionary, coupons for fun and food, and more. The grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, August 9, at 1:00 p.m. Two winners will receive a Cornfest Carnival Weekend Megapass and two winners will receive a skateboard from Fargo Skateboarding.
Explore the library’s A-Z Resources page for our free digital reading options like hoopla, Libby, Novelist, RB Digital, and TumbleBookCloud. The Read Squared app can also be used to keep track of the titles you read throughout the year.
For more information about Teen Summer Reading, please contact Susan at [email protected].
Adult Summer Reading will not be using the READsquared app this year. You can register in person at the library, by phone at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150, or by email at [email protected].
Read or listen to a total of 5 books of your own choosing. They can be fiction, nonfiction, and/or graphic
novels. Record the author and title of each book on your reading log. Return your completed reading log
to the Adult Services reference desk by Saturday, August 7, 2021. Your reading log serves as your entry for
prizes drawn at the end of the program (DeKalb PL card holders only). You may fill out as many reading
logs as you would like!
For more information about Adult Summer Reading, please contact Teresa at [email protected].