Virtual Summer Reading Program at CLD&J

“Imagine Your Story” with the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville. Our 2020 Summer Reading Program will run from June 29 to August 22 and be held completely online using READsquared, a reading program software. We have programs for Early Literacy (ages 0-4), Children (Grades K-5), Teens (Grades 6-12) and Adults.

Children and teens can win prizes (like e-gift cards to LEGO and Amazon) for reading and completing activities. Participants earn points and digital badges for logging minutes read and completing fun activities, such as doing yoga and making art. For every 30 minutes of reading, you earn 1 raffle ticket, which can be entered into the prize drawings. Prize winners will be announced on August 24.

For participants in the Children’s Program, we’ll award physical prizes (like a tote bag and bookmarks), too, so if you don’t win a raffle, that’s okay - you still get prizes! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we'll award these at the end of the program and arrange for safe, contactless pickup.

For Early Literacy participants, you can earn points and digital badges for logging reading minutes and completing activities that use the five practices of early literacy: Singing, Talking, Reading, Writing, and Playing. Participants will also earn physical prizes (like stuffed animals and coloring sheets) that we’ll award at the end of the program.

What counts towards reading? Picture books, chapter books, easy readers, graphic novels, nonfiction books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks. These can be print or digital, books you own or books you borrow. Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks are available on Libby and Hoopla, which are free with your library card. If you’re reading on your own, being read to, reading together as a family, or reading to younger children, that counts, so keep track of your minutes!

We’ll have paper log sheets available for Early Literacy, Children and Teen programs at Porch Pickup and on our website. You can drop off completed sheets in the designated box at Porch Pickup tables or email them to childrens@cldandj.org.

Register for Summer Reading at www.CLDandJ.org. It’s easy!
1. Click on the READsquared icon on the Library's website and choose "Register" in the upper right corner to sign up.
2. Create a username and password, and start logging your reading.

Easily log your activity at: https://cldandjny07.readsquared.com/ or use the READsquared app, free for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

For questions about the Summer Reading Program, contact childrens@cldandj.org.