Tails & Tales: Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading Program 2021

The 2021 Summer Reading Program kicked off on Sunday, June 20!

To register, please visit the Ask Us Desk or the Information Desk at the library, or visit https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com.

You can also download the Readsquared App on Google Play or the App Store.

For more information about the program, take a look at the slideshow below, or click the following links:

Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults

For Preschoolers:

READ TOGETHER, DO EARLY LITERACY PROJECTS TOGETHER, AND TAKE HOME PRIZES.
There are a few ways to participate:

Level Up!:

Every 10 books you read together with your child makes them eligible to enter to win Grand Prizes at the end of the summer.
If you earn 100 points during the summer, you will get to take home a grab bag of prizes!
Smart Start Activities: 
Stop by Do 2 Smart Start activities each week to get a small prize. Under each week, check off the activities that you complete. Bring your log to the library to stamp the game squares and get your prize. We hope you will do many Smart Start activities each week, but you only need to do 2 to get a prize.

For Elementary School Students entering Grades 1-5

TL/DR:  Read books, log your books, earn prizes all summer
There are two ways to participate:

Level Up!:

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP” and enter to win Grand Prizes all summer.
  • Your goal is to see if you can get to 1500 points; you “LEVEL UP” for every 150 points you earn by reading.
  • Once you reach 1500 points, stop by the library to pick up a grab bag of prizes!
  • Bonus:  You can earn more points by finishing listening to audiobooks or reading books, for up to 90 total points per day.
  • Use your points to redeem tickets for the Grand Prizes.
  • Grand prizes will be pulled at the end of the summer.

Play some BINGO!

  • Are you looking for a challenge?  Stop by the library and pick up a bingo board!
  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a Bonus book for every bingo that you earn

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For Middle & High School Students entering Grades 6-12

Read books, log your books, earn prizes all summer
There are two ways to participate:

Level Up!:

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP” and enter to win Grand Prizes all summer.
  • Your goal is to see if you can get to 1500 points; you “LEVEL UP” for every 150 points you earn by reading.
  • Once you reach 1500 points, stop by the library to pick up a grab bag of prizes!
  • Bonus:  You can earn more points by finishing listening to audiobooks or reading books, and reading your required summer reading books for up to 90 total points per day.
  • Use your points to redeem tickets for the Grand Prizes.
  • Grand prizes will be pulled at the end of the summer.

Play some BINGO!

  • Need a challenge?  Stop by the library and pick up a bingo board!
  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a Bonus book for every bingo that you earn

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For Adults:  Ages 18 and up

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 3rd.

Click here to register or visit the Information Desk at the library and a librarian will assist you.

You can also download the Readsquared App on Google Play or the App Store.

Any questions? Contact Adult Services at reference@summitlibrary.org or 908-273-0350 ext. 3.

What are the rules?
Sign up online. Read books. Log the books you’ve read online.

What kind of books can I read?
Any books. Fiction or non-fiction, old or new, classic literature or bestselling beach novel. They don’t have to be library books.

Are e-books okay?
Sure!

Audiobooks?
Yep!

Books in other languages?
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The picture book I read to my children as a bedtime story?
Sorry, no. But if your children are registered for Summer Reading, that book can be entered on their reading logs.

Good luck with your reading challenge!

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