Lynchburg Public Library

Virtual Summer Reading

 

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering an exciting online Summer Reading Program through READsquared!  This program will allow you to earn badges and entries into our raffle drawings for the time you spend reading and completing fun activities throughout the summer.

How It Works:

  • Visit our READsquared website or download the app from the app store on your smartphone or tablet and register for an account. You may register individually or as a family.
  • Log your time spent reading.
    • Any type of reading material (print, e-book, graphic novels, audio-book, etc.) counts toward your goal.
    • Reading to your children counts as well.
  • Additional points may be earned by completing a Mission or entering the secret code given out at the end of some of our virtual programs.
  • After every 100 points, you will earn a fun badge and move on to the next level. Once you’ve earned 1000 points and reached level 10, you will have completed the program!

Pre-K Program:

  • The Pre-K Program is for children ages birth to age 4.
  • Caregivers may choose whether to register their 4-year-old for either the Pre-K Program or the Children’s Program.
  • Earn points by reading to your child and logging the minutes you read together or the number of books you read together.
  • 1 book read = 50 points
  • 1 minute read = 1 point

Children’s Program:

  • The Children’s Program is for children ages 4 to 12.
  • Caregivers may choose whether to register their 4-year-old for either the Pre-K Program or the Children’s Program.
  • Earn points by reading books and logging the minutes you read or the number of books you read. Being read to by an adult or older child counts, too!
  • 1 book read = 100 points
  • 1 minute read = 1 point

Teen Program:

  • The Teen Program is for young adults ages 13 to 17.
  • Earn points by reading books and logging the minutes you read or the number of books you read.
  • 1 book read = 200 points
  • 1 minute read = 1 point

Prizes:

  • Gift Cards to Givens Books and Little Dickens for Pre-k, Children’s, and Teen Program: Once you have achieved level 5 of the program (500 points), you will be eligible for our gift card raffle drawings. The more you read, the greater your odds of winning are! We will be drawing 5 winners from each program!
  • Grand Prize Drawing for Pre-K Program (Kindle Fire): When you have achieved level 8 of the program (800 points), you will be entered into the grand prize drawing. We will be drawing 1 winner only.
  • Grand Prize Drawing for Children’s Program (Kindle Fire): When you have achieved level 8 of the program (800 points), you will be entered into the grand prize drawing. We will be drawing 1 winner only.
  • Grand Prize Drawing for Teen Program (wireless earbuds): When you have achieved level 8 of the program (800 points), you will be entered into the grand prize drawing. We will be drawing 1 winner only.

Special thanks to our Summer Reading sponsor:
The Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library!

  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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