The Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program is designed to spark curiosity and encourage a life-long love of reading and learning with virtual programs, activities, weekly missions, reading challenges, games, and more. Registration begins June 1 and runs through August 1.
Register for the 2020 Summer Reading Program to get started and then download the READsquared mobile app
for Apple IOS or
There are four age categories including Pre-K, Kids, Teens, and Adults. Everyone is encouraged to participate and join in on the fun.
Numerous prize drawings will be held after the summer reading program’s completion in early August. Patrons will be contacted using the email or phone number provided on their READsquared account.
Participants that earn 1000 points are automatically entered to win the Grand Prize drawings for their age categories, and each additional 100 points earned increases the participant’s odds of winning. There is one system-wide grand prize per age group.
Pre-K – Little Tikes Playhouse
Kids – Nintendo Switch
Teens – Oculus Go VR
Adults – Kindle Fire HD 10 with Alexa
Participants that earn at least 500 points are automatically entered to win the branch basket for their age group, and each additional 100 points earned increases the participant’s odds of winning. There is one prize per age category per library branch.
Pre-K – early literacy basket filled with books and storytime props
Kids – basket that includes popular books and a Steve Spangler Science Kit
Teens – book basket that includes popular titles and a Sphero mini robot
Adults – canvas tote bag filled with giveaways and popular titles, including an autographed copy of The Deserter by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille.
A variety of prizes will be offered throughout the summer for all summer reading participants signed up in READsquared, and the higher the participation points the more chances participants will have to win. Points can be earned by logging books and completing missions filled with fun and challenging activities on a variety of themes. Drawings will be held in early August, and winners must be able to pick up prizes in person at one of the Lee County Library System branch locations.
System-wide prize drawings for book bags filled with new books and other goodies will be held at random for participants after registration and upon completion of each 100 point badge level within the reading program. Additional branch and grand prize drawings will be held for participants meeting certain point thresholds within the reading program.
Online and in-app games can be unlocked within the READsquared program as point values increase throughout the summer. Every 100 points unlocks two additional games for each age group as an extra incentive to keep participants reading and challenging themselves.
A book bingo challenge within the READsquared program allows adults to read books in the featured categories for extra chances to earn points. Bingo rows completed earn an extra 50 points toward participant’s completion goals and are automatically eligible for the system-wide bingo prize drawing. The bingo board is found on the logging screen directly below the daily reading log activity section.
Virtual Programming For Kids
We will be presenting a full summer of virtual programming every weekday, Monday through Friday, for ten weeks. Programs will include comedy story theater shows, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest performers, games and much more.
See our Events Calendar for details or check back here each weekday for new video programs at 9 a.m.
Weekly Virtual Program Schedule
a different Virtual Comedy Story Theater show.
Tuesday: Themed crafts, games, recipes, games, science experiments, and activities.
Wednesday: Fun interviews and activities with some of the most amazing authors and illustrators.
Wednesday: Come by anytime and
see a Stay At Home Storytime, where we will share recordings of our favorite rhymes, books and songs. We post new storytimes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on our YouTube Channel and share on Facebook.
Thursday: Crafts and activities for upper elementary and middle school kids.
Friday: Special Guests - Get a bonus show with another amazing performer!
Summer Reading Challenge Kids Activity Book
Free activity books are available for families that wish to unplug for the summer or are looking for an additional reading challenge. Prizes are not available for the activity book challenge.
View and print your Free Activity Book from home or pick up a free, printed copy at any School District of Lee County Grab-and-Go Meal Site on Tuesday, May 26.
Find a meal location near you. In partnership with Lee County Food and Nutrition, a department of the School District of Lee County. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Additional Summer Resources