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June 14-August 8, 2020. 

Summer is reading time! Our theme this summer is Imagine Your Story. The world around us keeps getting “curiouser and curiouser”. We need a good dose of imagination to deal with our reality and sometimes escape on flights of fantasy! We also hope you’ll join us as we envision new virtual library programs, bringing new programs and familiar favorites like storytime, yoga, and book clubs to you from a distance

Summer Reading has Gone Virtual!

We invite you to join us on READsquared to keep track of your summertime reading, listening, and viewing. This easy to use program will help you log reading hours, listening, and viewing. You can track your progress to earn badges and win prizes. Visit our READsquared site to get started.  Note: Participants may register/create an account before SummerQuest officially begins but will not yet be able to log reading, etc. until June 14.

We would like to thank our sponsors -- Friends of the Parkland Community Library -- for their continued support of the library and literacy initiatives.

For ages 2-11.

Visit READsquared and create an account to get started. Participants will log reading, complete virtual and physical missions, view online programming, play games and more to earn points, virtual badges and chances to win gift card prizes to local businesses.  Complete your Quest and earn a free book (book selection and pick-up dates TBD).

Prefer a screen-free option? Download a printable reading log here.

1000-Minute Challenge

Read 1000 minutes or more between June 14-August 8. Children who are too young to read independently may have books read to them. 

While spending time reading is the main way for participants to 'level up' and complete their READsquared Quest, mission activities and virtual badges will also count towards your goal.

Questions? Send an email to kids@parklandlibrary.org.

Ages 12-17.

Welcome adventures! This year's Summer Quest tasks and achievements will be tracked online. All your minutes reading, listening, and attendance can be easily logged and will be readily available in one spot! Register with READSquared and make an account. Download the READSquared App on your devices.

Questions? Email teens@parklandlibrary.org

For all adults age 18 and up.

Start your Summer Quest! You’ll need to read or listen to at least 3 books or audiobooks throughout the summer. If you need some inspiration, some of our favorite books are listed in READsquared under the “Reading” tab, or you can ask us for a personal recommendation and we’ll send three suggestions.

You’ll also have the chance to complete activities, from writing book recommendations, to attending library programs, to making hands-on creations, to telling stories.

This year, we’re giving all our prizes as eGift cards that you can spend from home, and the more you participate, the higher your chances will be for winning prizes in biweekly drawings. 

For any questions, feel free to contact Jessica at kingj@parklandlibrary.org.

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