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Watauga Library Youth Services: ReadSquared

All Together Now

2023 Summer Reading Challenge








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Keeping Track

The program keeps track of all the minutes a reader spends reading and notifies him or her when prizes are won for reading achievement. This is an OPTIONAL opportunity to track reading for the Summer Reading Program. Paper trackers are available at the Youth Services desk.


Summer Reading 2023: All Together Now

Summer Reading Starts June 2nd and ends July 28th!


How the Summer Reading Program works:

Track your minutes each day, week, or whatever works for you. For every 100 minutes (or 50 minutes for our pre-k readers ages 0-5), stop by the library to pick a prize!

Participants who read beyond their age group goal (400 or 800 minutes) will receive raffle tickets to put toward even more prizes at the end of the summer! Stay tuned for more information!


Summer Reading Goals:

Pre-k: from birth to age 5: 400 minutes for the summer - for every 50 minutes read, you get a prize! Up to 8 prizes.

Children: ages 6-12: 800 minutes for the summer - for every 100 minutes read, you get a prize! Up to 8 prizes. 

Teens: ages 13-18: 800 minutes for the summer - for every 100 minutes read, you get a prize! Up to 8 prizes. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate? 
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, and teens! Children who are too young to read by themselves can participate with an adult. Parents or caretakers are welcome to sign young children up and read to them.

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 audiobooks? 
You bet!
Can I join the program after its official start date? 
Of course! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done since the program's official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.
I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?
  • If you entered your email address when you registered, you can retrieve your password via email. From the Login page, click on “Did you forget your password? Get it by email.”
  • If you did not enter your email address when you registered, staff at your branch can help you change your password.
I forgot my username. How can I retrieve it?
Call your branch of the library and ask to speak with the Youth Services staff.

Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I did not finish the book? 
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes.