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Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Our 2017 Summer Reading Program encourages everyone to work to Build a Better World. Sign up today and start logging your reading time to earn badges and free books all summer long. Along the way, complete missions and reading lists, and unlock fun mini-games to keep you reading this summer!

It's easy to sign up and participate!

  1. Visit washoecountylibrary.readsquared.com.
  2. Create an account by clicking "Sign Up."
  3. Don't miss your library's Summer Reading Kick-off Party!
  4. Beginning June 1, log your reading every day.
  5. Kids and teens will earn a free book every 2 weeks as long as you've logged at least 100 minutes of reading.
  6. When you've earned 600 points, you've completed the program and can print your certificate.

Even when you're done, keep reading to keep earning free books and unlocking mini-games.

In August, join your friends at your favorite library for an End-of-Summer party and don't miss Library Night with the Reno Aces on August 21!

Need more information? Click the "Frequently Asked Questions" tab above, or contact the library if your question isn't answered here.

How do I earn a free book?

It's easy -- just keep reading! Kids and teens will get a book when signing up, and can earn another book every 2 weeks when you've logged at least 100 minutes of reading since your last free book. Books will be awarded on the following dates: Day of sign-up, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, and August 31.

I'm an adult — what's in it for me?

If you have kids, participating yourself is a great way to help your children stay motivated! Even if you don't have kids, it's a way to keep yourself engaged and aware of your reading time. While we are unable to award free books to adult participants this year, you can still unlock cool mini games and earn badges. 

Why can't I log more than 300 minutes?

There's no such thing as "too much" reading, but for the purposes of earning points in the Summer Reading Program, 5 hours a day is the maximum.

What prizes are available this year?

For the 2017 program, we are focused on books and reading! While we won't have any grand prizes this year, each branch will be giving away prizes at their end-of-summer parties, so make sure to attend!

How do I get my voucher for the Reno Aces game on August 21? How will someone be chosen to throw the first pitch at the August 21 Aces game?

Free vouchers for Library Night at the Aces have all been claimed. Premium tickets are available on the Reno Aces website; general admission tickets will be available to purchase at the box office on the night of the game.

Do I have to track my reading online?

In order to participate in all of the features of our online program, you will need to log your hours online. If you would like an easy way to track your reading in between logins, reading logs are available at all libraries.

Are book reviews required?

The only information that must be entered to log your reading is the number of minutes read. Titles, authors, and reviews are all optional.

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