RCLS libraries offer online summer reading programs

Middletown. The New York State Library provides READsquared at no cost to member libraries.

22 Jun 2020 | 12:00

Libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) are offering online reading programs this summer.

So far, out of RCLS’s 47 libraries, 35 have signed up to use the online reading program solution, READsquared, to facilitate signups, track reading, fun challenges, earning digital badges and more.

In addition, 32 libraries have signed up for the READsquared app, which RCLS purchased using New York State Family Literacy Grant funds. These include Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick as well as the public libraries in Chester, Florida, Greenwood Lake, Monroe, Tuxedo Park and Woodbury.

“This summer, we continue to offer our community members with the opportunity to merge themselves in the pages of a book or the sound of a new novel,” said Grace Riario, executive director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System. “Who knows, you may acquire a new hobby this summer, learn a new language or visit a mystical world.”

The READsquared application is filled with learning programs, for people of all ages and reading levels. READsquared provides a variety of features to meet each library’s unique needs.

“Take your summer reading program with you,” Riario added. “Enjoy sharing your adventures from the palm of your hand by joining your library’s summer program.”

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

About READsquared
READsquared is an online reading program solution. This powerful application offers customization and configuration of CSLP-themed summer reading programs and other reading and learning programs, as well as readers’ advisory tools for all ages and all reading levels. For more information, visit http://www.summerreadingnys.org/readsquared/