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Summer Reading Program 2020

Chappaqua Library Summer Reading 2020

FAQ

This is our first year registering children for Summer Reading online through a program called READsquared (r2). Below is some information to help you through this new process and to find out how the Guessing Jar will work!

Who can participate?

The Chappaqua Children’s Summer Reading Program is open to all children in our community from birth to age 18 without restrictions on residency and you do not need a library card.

How do I sign my children up?

Parents need to create a family account to sign up their children for the Summer Reading Program.

How do I create a family account?

From the registration page (http://chalibraryny14.readsquared.com), select “Myself and Children.” You will enter your age (19+) and select the adult program. You will then be asked to create a username and password. Next, you will enter the age of the child, and enter their name. You will then select “Continue” to add more children or select “Done Adding Children.” There are no further steps needed for the adult program.

Where can I find my children’s accounts?

After you’ve registered and added children under your profile, you can find them when you log in under Account, Family Accounts (upper lefthand corner). Here you’ll find a dropdown with everyone associated with your account.

Can I register and log activities using a smartphone or tablet?

Sure - we're mobile. For quick and easy logging, try downloading the READsquared app from iTunes or the Google Play Store.

How is logging done?

Logging the days or books you read (or were read to) is optional. You can do it on the paper log you receive in your goodie bag, on r2 or not all - your choice. If you use r2, points will accumulate and “badges” are given (sort of like a virtual high five). After 1000 points, about 40 days of reading or 10 books, you’ll receive a certificate that you can print out at home. All physical and digital books and audiobooks count! Your family can set your own goals and challenges as you wish.

What are Missions?

Missions are side activities that you can choose to participate in. Some Missions may ask you to read, watch, find or do something interesting. You’ll find Missions in your children’s account.

How does the Guessing Jar work this year?

Missions is also where you’ll see a weekly picture of the new Guessing Jar and where you can submit your guess. Each Guessing Jar Mission will be up for one week. A new picture will go up every Friday morning. We will also post a picture on our Facebook page. The first jar will be opened on June 26.The Guessing Jar will also be in a window near the library theater doors. You can manually fill out a slip with your guess and put in a locked box. You can only guess once on each jar (online or manually).

I forgot my password — what should I do?

I still have so many questions!Go to the login page and click on Get it by email. Don't stress — we're here to help. We’re new at this too! When logged in, you can click on the "?" icon at the bottom of the page and send us a message. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call us at 914-238-4779 x 3

pdfSummer Reading 2020.pdf

pdfSummer Reading 2020 FAQ.pdf

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