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Adventure Begins at Your Library! Summer Reading Fun for Kids!

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Summer Reading Fun for Kids!

Are you ready for the Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading program?

Are you ready to read for fun and prizes? Grab a friend and sign up for the library’s online reading program! It’s easy AND fun! Listeners can earn points by listening to books, and independent readers can earn points for time spent reading. Register, track your progress, play games, and earn badges online at https://fortsmithlibrary.readsquared.com/. Download the READsquared app (available for iOS and Android devices). If you prefer paper, click here for listeners or here for independent readers.

Don't forget to get your passport at any library location. Everyone who completes it will be entered to win a Passport Prize. For more information, watch this summer reading video, call us, check the website, or visit any library location!

Log the time you spend reading!

Independent readers, you will earn a point for every minute you spend reading. For example, if you read 40 minutes, you’ll earn 40 points. If you read 20 minutes, you’ll earn 20 points, and so on. You’ll earn prizes for reading 500 minutes and 1,000 minutes, plus brag tags for every 100 minutes. When you reach 1,000 points, you will earn your certificate, final prizes, and you‘ll be able to pick a library book to be dedicated to YOU! You will also be entered to win an end-of-summer GRAND PRIZE! The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win.

Not reading on your own yet?

Sign up as a listener! Earn points for every book you listen to and earn prizes along the way. After you’ve listened to 60 books, you will receive your certificate, final prizes, and you’ll also be entered to win an end-of-summer GRAND PRIZE! The more books you listen to, the more chances you’ll have to win!

Prizes!

For every digital badge earned, independent readers AND listeners will earn a brag tag to put on their bracelet! At 500 points, they’ll receive a library grab bag full of awesome surprises! At 60 points, listeners will earn their certificate, final brag tag, and other amazing prizes. At 1,000 points, independent readers will earn their certificate, final brag tag, a book dedication, and other cool surprises!

Missions and Games

In addition to earning points by spending time reading, you can also earn points by completing missions! Missions are available on READsquared. Have fun by playing games that are available in READsquared. For information on how to get started, call us or visit any library location.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the Library.