2020 Summer Reading Program: June 13-September 1

The 2020 Summer Reading Program is underway!

There is still time to join Summit Free Public Library on your 2020 Summer Reading journey.  You can register at summitlibrary.readsquared.com, or by clicking on the link.

For more information about our Summer Reading information for Preschool, Elementary, Teen, and Adult, please click on the links at the left, or visit ReadSquared.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are having trouble logging your books for the 2020 Summer Reading Program, please refer to this page. If you need further assistance, please contact the library

Q: How do I track my reading?

A: Visit the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, or visit the library’s ReadSquared website at https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com. If you have signed up at Summit Library, the library staff has created a login and password for you. Once you have entered your username and password, click the “Enter activity” button in the middle of the screen. If you do not see the “enter activity” button, click the Menu button at the top of the screen, and select “Logging”

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Q: How do I track my child/children’s reading?

A: If you are registered for the Adult Summer Reading program and are tracking progress for your children using a linked family account. Click on “Family Accounts” and select the child whose account you wish to track.

If you are tracking progress for your children using a linked family account, but are not registered for the Adult Summer Reading program, you can enter your activity in two ways:

  • Click the “Enter Activity” Button to log either books or minutes that your child has read. The preschool program is tracked by books read; the elementary and teen programs are tracked by minutes read.
  • Scroll down until you see Current Account. You should see any children who have been registered for the summer reading program on this account. To see a different account, click the switch button if you’re on a phone, click the button with three triangles to switch the account.

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Q: My account won’t let me log my minutes that I have read/my child has read. What do I do?

A: The summer reading program for children entering Grades 1-5 limits the user to log 30 minutes per day. You may also log the actual day, which will count towards 30 points. Readsquared will not let you log for 31 or more minutes in one day. You or your child can read for as long as you would like during the day, but make sure that you log the first 30 minutes that you read.

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Q: What is a badge, and how do I get one?

A: Once you earn a certain amount of points for reading, or by completing a mission on ReadSquared, you will “Level Up” and receive an electronic badge in your ReadSquared account.

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Q: What is a mission, and how do I complete a mission?

A: Missions are special bonus activities that you or your child may complete to receive additional prizes during the summer. Missions are currently active for children enrolled in the summer reading programs for elementary school children entering 1-5th Grade. You may complete a mission in any of the following ways.

  • The mission will be shown in the middle of your screen on your/your child’s account. Click either on the name of the mission or on the “Go To Mission” button to proceed to the mission.
  • Click the Menu Button on the top of the screen and select Missions.

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Q: How do I enter to win a grand prize on ReadSquared?

A: For preschool, elementary and teens: Scroll down to the bottom of your screen until you see Raffle. One you have the correct number of points, you can click on “Get Tickets”, and enter to win any of the grand prizes on your screen. If you don’t have enough points, then you won’t be able to spend your points on tickets.

For adults: Once you finish reading and reviewing a book, you are automatically entered to win one of three special grand prizes at the end of the summer.

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Q: I forgot to track my reading or my child’s reading for the day. What do I do now?

A: If you are tracking the reading activity for all of your children with a family account, but are not signed up for the Adult Summer Reading program, you must first sign up for the adult summer reading program. If you are registered for any of the summer reading programs, you may log any activity on a previous date.

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Q: I don’t have a computer or smartphone at home. How may I log my reading?

A: Stop by the Adult or Youth Services department at Summit Library, and ask the librarians to track your progress for you

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Q: I am going away on vacation all summer. When are you going to be pulling the grand prizes.

A: Since the program continues through September 1, we will select the grand prizes after Labor Day. Grand prizes for adults will be pulled on July 1, August 1, and in September.

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For our youngest patrons in preschool and kindergarten:  

  • Level Up!:
    • Every 10 books you read together with your child, and record on your reading log makes them eligible to take home a different prize every week.  There are twelve prizes in total.
    • You will also receive a point for every book that you read together.  Once you reach 10 points, you may redeem them to enter to win one of three grand prizes.  
  • Play some BINGO!

    • Complete the items on the bingo board.
    • You will get a bonus small prize and earn extra points for every bingo you earn, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

For elementary school students entering Grades 1-5

Level Up!

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP”:
  • For every 150 points that you earn by logging the books that you’ve read:
    • You can take home a different small prize every week.  There are 10 prizes total.  
    • You can redeem your points to enter to win one of several grand prizes at the end of the summer.

Complete the Summer Reading All-Stars Mission

  • Read 12 books all summer long, and bring your list of books to the Somerset Patriots ballpark in Bridgewater, to get two free tickets to any game all season.

Play some BINGO!

  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a different small prize and earn extra points for every bingo you earn, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  • There are twelve prizes in total.

For middle and high school students entering Grades 1-5

Level Up!

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP”:
  • For every 150 points that you earn by logging the books that you’ve read:
    • You can take home a different small prize every week.  There are 10 prizes total.  
    • You can redeem your points to enter to win one of several grand prizes at the end of the summer.

Play some BINGO!

  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a different small prize and earn extra points for every bingo you earn, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  • There are twelve prizes in total.

Did you know that there’s even a program for adults too? 

The Adult Summer Reading Challenge is designed for adults age 18 and up to encourage life-long reading habits. Your challenge is to read TEN books by the end of the summer to be entered into our GRAND PRIZE drawing on Friday, September 11th.

There are more chances to win throughout the summer. If you read and log two books before July, you will be eligible to win our first drawing on July 1st. If you read four books before August, you will be eligible to win our second drawing on August 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact the Adult Services staff at reference@summitlibrary.org or 908-273-0350 ext. 3.

Good luck with your reading challenge!
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And a special challenge for adults.

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” –Anna Quindlen

WHAT BOOK MEANS THE MOST TO YOU?

Tell us why in as little as a sentence, or as long as a paragraph – whatever it takes to convey why this title is so relevant and significant to you.

No prizes for this challenge, but you’ll get to share that special book with the community. Email the title of the book and a short description to summerreading@summitlibrary.org. We will post challenge entries throughout the summer on the library website and on social media. Please include in your email how you would like to be identified – full name, first name and last initial, first name only, or your initials. If you don’t express a preference, we’ll use initials only.

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