All library locations will be closed June 19th for Juneteenth.

Oceans of Possibilities for Kids!

Oceans of Possibilities for Kids!

Are you ready to read for fun and prizes?  

Are you ready for the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program?  Dive in and sign up for the library's online reading program!  It's easy and fun!  Starfish Listeners can earn points by listening to books, and Dolphin Readers can earn points for time spent reading.  Register, track your reading progress, play games, and earn badges online at https://fortsmithlibrary.readsquared.com/.  Download the READsquared app (available for iOS and Android devices).

For more information, watch this Oceans of Possibilities video 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 along the way for reading 250 minutes, 500 minutes, 750 minutes and 1,000 minutes.  When you reach 1,000 points, you will earn your certificate, final prizes, and you will 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 will 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!

Earn some Oceans of Possibilities swag and food coupons along the way!  

  • 15 points (listener) or 250 points (reader):     Oceans of Possibilities bag and Hardee's coupon
  • 30 points (listener) or 500 points (reader):     Oceans of Possibilities temporary tattoo, door hanger and a Papa Murphy's Pizza coupon
  • 45 points (listener) or 750 points (reader):     Oceans of Possibilities pencil, and coupons for Burger King and Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 
  • 60 points (listener) or 1,000 points (reader):  Oceans of Possibilities certificate, cup, and coupons for McDonald's and Texas Roadhouse                               

If you are an independent reader, you will be able to pick a library book to be dedicated in your honor.  

Missions and Games

In addition to earning points by spending time reading, you can also earn points by completing missions!  Plus, they are fun!  So are the games that are available for you to play in READsquared.

Page Turner Adventures!

Back this year!  Page Turner Adventures! This professionally produced content includes virtual field trips, fun crafts and recipes, and author visits and other special guests. Be amazed by the Page Turner Adventures! 

Who do I thank?

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services 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. Our community partners that donated coupons are:  Burger King, Hardee’s, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, McDonald's, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Texas Roadhouse. The Reynold’s Cancer Support House also provided Sun SMART kits.