Summer Reading

Read Books, Win Prizes

To sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program, visit our READsquared page and select a program to get started. This year, the library has programs for: 

  • Ages 0 - 3 
  • Ages 4 - 12
  • Ages 13-17 
  • Ages 18+ 

Join us this summer, online and in-person, for stories, games, crafts, and more! See a flyer of our events here or see our full online calendar by visit READsquared and sign up for Summer Reading.

Summer Sponsors

New to READsquared

Already have a READsquared account?  Skip to 'Add a Program to my READsquared account'.  Otherwise, to register, see below:

  1. Follow the link to the website or download the READsquared app from your app store.
  2. You may need to tell it your library: Lake Dallas Public Library
  3. Whether you are registering your entire family or only yourself, you will first need to register yourself.  We advise parents to create an account and then add children to more easily be able to track everyone using a single username and password.
  4. Enter your age.  If you are an adult and do not wish to share your age, you can enter 'adult' instead.  Choose which program you wish to sign up for.
  5. Enter your first name, last name and email.  
    • Note: If you wish to sign up for more than one program (as in, the same person wants to participate in the summer reading program AND Build a Book Scavenger Hunt), to more easily navigate between them you can add the program name after your last name, such as 'reading' for the summer reading program, or 'scavenger' for the build a book scavenger hunt.  You can change your name after the fact if necessary.
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  6. Choose a username and password.
  7. Now that your account is created you can add other programs or readers.  To do so, follow the instructions under 'Add a Program to my READsquared account'.

Add a Program to my READsquared Account

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to your Account menu and select 'Add Reader or Program'. 
    •  In the website, that is in the upper right corner:read squared options
    • In the App, select the icon in the left menu that looks like a gear, under Home.  You can also expand the menu to see the writing by selecting the arrow at the very top of the menu:
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  3. Select which program you wish to add.
  4. Enter the information for who is doing the program.
    • Age: if it is for an adult who does not care to include an age, you can enter 'adult'.
    • Name: first and last name.  If the person doing the program is doing more than one program, we suggest adding the program's name after the last name to make it easier to navigate between them:
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    • Username/password: this is not necessary unless the person being added prefers a distinct account.
  5. To switch between programs and/or readers, look under 'Reader Accounts' and select which account you want to access from the drop down menu.  On the website or the app, this is located in the left-hand menu with the person icon, above 'logging'.

What can you do with your Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program?

Now that you have your account, play around in it!  Create an avatar, explore missions, play games, log books or reading days, and have fun!

  1. Pre-K: You can log your reading, but where you win prizes is in completing your mission!  Click on 'Missions'.  If you are in the app, it is the picture that looks like three lines, beneath the pencil and above the game icon, in the left side menu.  Choose 'Go To Mission'.  You will see a list of missions.  Read through tasks.  Whenever you complete one, mark it as 'complete'.  Completing tasks earns you badges.  Complete at least 9 and you win a prize!  Don't forget to see what else you can do; design your avatar or play games!
  2. Children and Teens: Earn badges and prizes by reading at least 15 minutes every day.  To log a day, select 'logging'.  If you are in the app, it is the icon that looks like a pencil in the left menu.  For every 10 days you read, you will earn a prize!  You also have access to Missions that can earn you badges.  To access missions, select 'Missions' (the icon below the pencil in the app).  Design your avatar, play games, complete missions, log your reading and have fun!
  3. Adults: You log each book you read.  You can do so by selecting 'logging'.  If you are in the app, it is the icon that looks like a pencil in the left menu.  You also have access to missions that can earn you badges, and to games.

Summer Food Program Opens in new window

We will be serving FREE Summer Lunches this year and you can pick them up inside the library. Children ages 0 - 18 are eligible for a free lunch and breakfast every Tuesday through Friday, from 12 PM - 1:30 PM starting June 1. 

Children do not need to be present to receive meals. 

Types of Meals

This year we will be serving baked chicken, sandwiches, spaghetti, burgers, and MORE! Keep up with us on Facebook to see what we’re serving that day.