We have Summer Reading Clubs for all ages! From newborn to 100 years old, there’s chances for fun and prizes for everyone this summer!
How do I sign up and log books?
Sign up for all clubs and logging of books begins on Monday, June 29th.
All 3 Summer Reading Clubs (Children’s, Teens, or Adults) will be using the online program READSquared for sign up and for logging books. Click here to go to the READSquared website and create your account, you can also download the READsquared app from the Google Play or Apple App store for easy access. No Internet? No problem. We have options for those who can’t or are not comfortable using this system. You will be able to sign-up via phone and log books via phone or mail using paper logs.
See individual programs below for details on paper logs and how each club works. Call us at 631-286-0818 for any questions or contact us via e-mail (see departmental e-mail addresses below). Also please follow our Facebook page for more information!
What can I read?
Any thing you’d like! Any format of book is acceptable…picture books, print books, e-books, audio-books, graphic novels. We’re offering curbside pickup of materials so please call us to find and reserve books to pickup. You can also use the free Libby app (available for Android and iOS) for e-books for all ages.
Not sure what to read? You can call any department at 631-286-0818 for guidance one what to read next, we’ll happily provide reader’s advisory. You can also check out the online resources below
Children’s Summer Reading Club (Newborn to entering 5th Grade in September)
Record your minutes online, or on the paper reading record or call us at 631-286-0818 x2 and let us know. Due to circumstances, this year there will be NO WEEKLY VISITS.
At the end of the club, we’ll either have you pick up a prize OR we may have to mail a prize envelope home, depending on circumstances at the time. We’ll also be raffling off 7 prize bags at the end of the program along with doing our Lucky Ticket Raffle. We may have to do a virtual version of the Lucky ticket raffle but more details are to come so be sure to check back.
We’ll also have weekly challenges! Each week do an optional fun, easy screen-free activity like box fort building and more. Each challenge you do counts as 90 mins of reading! Challenges will be posted online and at the library.
Teen Summer Reading Club (Entering 6th Grade in September to High School Seniors)
Earn points for reading great books and participating in fun activities over the summer. Earn more points by completing community service activities, attending programs, completing missions, and more! Collect 500 points over the summer to complete the club and be entered into the Grand Prize raffle!
Read a book in any format that you would like and then log it in to receive points. You log by pages or entire book or if you prefer, by hours. Redeem your points for raffle tickets to great prizes. The more you do this summer (read, programs and missions) the more points you will earn! You will have until August 17th to redeem your raffle tickets. All raffles winners will be chosen on August 18th. A list of raffle prizes will be listed in READSquared and here on Monday, June 29th.
You can register for the program and record your reading and activities online using READSquared, calling the library at 631-286-0618, or email Ms. Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Summer Reading and let us know if you would like to log a book, mission, or program and if you would like redeem your points for raffle tickets and if so, what raffle.
Adult Summer Reading Club (18 years old and up)
As usual each book you read will equal one raffle chance! We’ll be raffling off weekly prizes for 6 weeks, and to support the local economy and this wonderful community we serve, the prizes will all be gift certificates to local establishments. Raffle prizes will be listed here on Monday, June 29th.
Read a book in any format (print books, e-book, audio-books) and then log it to receive a point. That point can then be redeemed for a raffle ticket for whichever raffle you’d like! Raffle prizes can be found in READSquared as well as here beginning June 29th. You can also earn bonus raffles this year by completing the missions in READSquared!
If you’re not comfortable with the READSquared program, call us to sign up and we can mail you reading logs or you can print one out below. Please indicate on the log which prize you would like it entered for. You can also email Adrienne at email@example.com with the subject Summer Reading Raffle with the book title, author and what prize you’d like to be entered to win.