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Where Do I Sign Up For Summer Reading?

Starting June 21st, you can create or update an account through centralisliplibraryny12.readsquared.com or by using the READsquared app on a mobile device. You may use the same account you used last summer to register! 

We will also have paper slips at the Adult, Teen, or Children's Desks if you prefer to log your reading the old fashion way! Please note that the Summer Reading Club is open to Central Islip Library card holders only.

Where Can I Download The READsquared App?

Why Should I Register Online?

  • Quickly log reading points on your own schedule
  • Log points to be eligible for different reading prizes
  • Access bonus features
  • Discover reading lists
  • Create your own reading wish lists
  • Write a book review
  • Keep track of past items read
  • Play a wide variety of games
  • Complete different missions

Why Is An Email Required?

The email is required to notify participants about updates and used for the raffle prize contests.

How Many Programs Are There?

Three! We have an Adult, Teen, and Children's program!

Adults

Starting June 21st, you can register at the library to receive a tote bag with reading suggestions, raffle cards, and some surprises!  Fill out a raffle card for each book you read. The more you read and hand in the cards, the better your chance to win a prize! You may hand in the cards at the Reference Desk or use READsquared to post your cards. Just fill out your name, telephone number, and a brief review of the book. You may read or listen to any book you wish to. Raffle cards will be drawn once a week on Friday!

Teen

Starting June 21st, you can register online or you can register at the library and receive a tote bag and instructions on how to create or login to READsquared, the library's digital reading tracker service. You’ll earn 1 raffle ticket for each book that you review on READsquared, which you can then use to enter in one of our 8 raffles! If you’re looking to go above and beyond during the summer, you are encouraged to review at least 8 books. This will automatically enter you into our grand prize raffle drawing! All drawings will take place at the end of the summer reading club.

You'll also be able to take part in our weekly missions! Every week, you can either complete a six word story or a six word book review for bonus raffle tickets. Submissions might be featured on our social media pages!

Need help figuring out how to submit reviews, get raffle tickets, and complete missions on the app? Check out this tutorial!

This program is designed for kids ages birth to 12 years to encourage life-long reading habits.

Read on your own or with someone else to earn points towards great prizes! 

Enter every day that you read for at least 30 minutes in your ReadSquared account! The more days you read, the more prizes you earn! 

9 days = 1 prize

18 days = 2 prizes

27 days = 3 prizes

36 days = 4 prizes

40 days = entry into grand prize raffle

 

Once you've earned enough points, you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share!

You can shop for your prizes in our Summer Reading Store between August 2nd and August 7th.

Happy Reading! 

Can I Use A Paper Log?

The primary way to log reading for prizes is the Children's and Teen Departments is to use READsquared online. You can also contact the library for assistance with logging points or to request a paper log.  The Adult department will use paper logs primarily.

For questions, please contact the appropriate department.

For the Children's Department: 631-234-9333 ext. 6 

For the Teen Department: 631-234-9333 ext. 5

For the Adult Department: 631-234-9333 ext. 5


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate?
Everyone!

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! It’s all the same to us.

Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
For sure! We love when you read to your kids!

Can I count audiobooks?
You bet!

Can I join the program after its official start date?
Yes! Anyone can join in at anytime.

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