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Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

Summer Reading ends August 15th- make sure you’re counted! Log your books onto READsquared or return your printed reading log to the location where you signed up by Friday, August 19th.

YPL is challenging our patrons to read more this summer!  If you join READsquared and log your reading from June 1st to August 15th, you will receive one virtual entry per book read for an Amazon gift card raffle.  Each program and each library branch will hold its own drawing.

Register through READsquared to join summer reading and receive a free tote upon signup. Log your reading and be entered to win an Amazon gift card!  The top readers in each branch win a gift basket.

Click here for READsquared Apple app
Click here for READsquared Android app.

Summer Reading goes from Wednesday, June 1, 2022 to Monday, August 15, 2022!

You can also sign up in person.  Ask for you reading log at the Reference Desk at your branch, or download your reading log from the links below:


Summer Reading Rules:

  • Have fun!  Read whatever genres you enjoy. 
  • Summer Reading Lists and assignments can be accessed through the READsquared Website.                
  • Audiobooks count! If you’re commuting or multi-tasking, you can still listen to books and learn from them. We have over 13,000 free MP3 audiobook titles available for download through our OverDrive service.
  • Children and their guardians are encouraged to each sign up for summer reading together. Lead by example. The books you read to your children, grandchildren and siblings count for both adult and children. Reading to children not only sparks curiosity and imagination, but increases their ability to focus, concentrate and communicate, and builds strong relations between the reader and child. Learn more about creating a lifelong love of reading at 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten page


Choose your program:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Birth to age 4
Children’s Program – Ages 5-11 
Teen Program – Ages 12-18
Adult Program – Ages 19 & Up

For step by step instructions on how to register for READsquared, please click here.
For step by step instructions in Spanish, please click here.

Tutorial on how to sign up on READsquared:

Weekly Themes:
Each branch will have a weekly craft program based on a theme,  or you can grab it and go.  Themes and book suggestions are listed below:

Book Suggestions

June 27-July 2:  Dolphins, Whale, and Tails

July 4-July 9:  Sand and Sea Turtle Week

July 11-July 16:  Shark Week

July 18-23:  Pirates and Treasures

July 25-30:  Lighthouses and Shipwrecks

Aug. 1-Aug 6:  Boats Floats and Submarines

Aug. 8-12:  Sailing and Save our Waterways

Aug. 15:  Summer Reading Luau