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2020 Summer Reading Program Details

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Now – August 14

Join our virtual Summer Reading Program.  While Ontario Public Library continues to be physically closed until further notice, all our members and friends, children, teens, and adults can celebrate this year’s theme, Imagine Your Story, by logging their reading, earning prizes, and participating in special virtual programs and activities that will get everyone into our shared stories.

READSquared is the a web site we are using for our Summer Reading Program. The READSquared site allows users to engage in reading challenges, log reading hours and books, earn badges and prizes.

  • Register online to track your reading using ReadSquared; http://ontariopubliclibraryny12.readsquared.com
  • Create your username and password using your email
    • Remember to write down your username and password
    • And store the information in a safe place
  • Sign up for one of our 4 groups
    • PreReader: Birth to age 5
    • Kids: Ages 5-12
    • Teens: Ages 12-17
    • Adults: Ages 17+

After signing up, you will start earning badges for reading and completing virtual events and missions. Remember to follow the instructions for the missions and events to complete your badges.

Summer Reading by Age Group

  • PreReaders – Birth to age 5
    • Record number of books read
    • Receive a badge for every 10 books you read
    • Two new games will be unlocked for every badge earned
    • One prize winner will be chosen randomly from all group badge winners
    • Winners selected weekly starting July 6
  • Kids – Ages 5-12
    • Record number of minutes read
    • Receive a badge for every 100 minutes read
    • Two new games will be unlocked for every badge earned
    • One prize winner will be chosen randomly from all group badge winners
    • Winners selected weekly starting July 6
  • Teens – Ages 12-17
    • Record number of minutes read
    • Receive a badge for every 100 minutes read
    • Two new games will be unlocked for every badge earned
    • One prize winner will be chosen randomly from all group badge winners
    • Winners selected weekly starting July 6
  • Adults – Ages 17+
    • Record number of books read
    • Receive a badge for every book read
    • Two new games will be unlocked for every badge earned
    • 2020 being a special year, you will be rewarded
      • with badges,
      • virtual game,
      • and the satisfaction and pleasure of knowing how much you’ve read.

Especially for Youth: Miss Anne will be hosting fun activities and events on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. Storytimes and more can be viewed there.

Especially for Adults: Virtual programs scheduled for adult participation will be posted on our website and on our new events calendar (Coming Soon).

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