Summer Reading 2021

June 14 - July 30

How to Register


We offer three ways to participate!

On the ReadSquared App: Search for “ReadSquared” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions to create an account and track your progress.

On the Web: In your browser, visit to register. ReadSquared will put you in the program just right for your age. Need help? Our staff can help get you registered and track progress online or in the app.

On paper: Anyone registering for a Toddler/Kids/Teen program has the option of using a paper log. Come get a log from us OR print it at home, take a selfie with it and email it to us.  You can still register with ReadSquared (or we will do it for you), so you can track progress online.



Register as An Individual or Family


Manage all your family accounts in one place when you choose to register online or in the app. At registration, select “Myself and Other Readers”. Enter yourself as the primary account holder, followed by the rest of your family. You can manage everyone with just one password!

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Log Your Progress

Log in online or on the ReadSquared app to track your progress as you read books and complete activities. Each program includes activities designed with a specific age group in mind. You can also come in or call the Library to report your progress!



Finisher Requirements:


Toddlers/Kids/Teens: Complete all the reading and other activities detailed on your log.  Additionally, you can earn prizes along the way by completing special missions.


Adults: Read 2 books to finish. Complete extra missions to earn more entries into our finisher prize drawings.


Families: Let us know when all the registered members of your family (at least one adult and one child) finish their programs to be entered into our Family Finisher prize drawing.


Important Dates:


Track your progress between June 14 and July 30. Prize drawings will August 6. The last day to redeem prizes is August 31.



Registration: Register for SRP 2021 by June 30 and pick out a new book that is yours to keep.


Finisher: Complete your log and receive a $5 gift card to Aunt Diana’s and a chance to win a grand prize of a $20 gift card to Aunt Diana’s or Riverside Foods. Multiple Grand Prizes are available.


Missions: Be on the lookout for opportunities to send us photos along the way and be entered to win additional prizes along the way.



Finisher: Complete your programs and be entered to win a 1-year Family Membership to the Art Institute of Chicago.



Registration: Register for SRP 2021 and get a Parking Pass for the Chicago Botanic Garden (admission is free after parking).


Finisher: Read 2 books to complete the program: Receive one entry into the Grand Prize drawing.


Missions: Complete any and all of our extra missions and earn additional entries in our Grand Prize drawing (you must be a Finisher to be eligible to win).


Missions Available:

  • Attend a Program

  • Participate in Our June Photo Contest

  • Submit a Book Recommendation

  • Visit the Farmer’s Market

  • Borrow a Board Game

  • Color to Relieve Stress

  • Go on a Hike


Grand Prizes: We Love Riverside prize packets including $75 in gift cards to your choice of Riverside Foods, Chew Chew, Sawmilly, Shamrock and Aunt Diana’s. 3 prize packets available.