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On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!

Posted over 3 years ago by Angela B

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Sports, Health, and Wellness - who can't get behind these ideas? Our theme for 2016's Summer Reading Challenge On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! is energizing for all participants! No matter your age, reading improves your wellness (and getting great prizes can't hurt either). A Chipotle coupon, water bottle, and other amazing grand prizes will keep your reading stamina energized!

This year, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is utilizing a new website for tracking your reading called READsquared. With READsquared, there are four fun ways to get points (which equal prizes):

4 Ways to Get Points during the Summer Reading Challenge in 2016


You get one point for every one minute of reading books, newspapers, magazines, online articles, or listening to audiobooks!

Toledo Library Summer Reading Challenge Dashboard

2. Complete Missions

Missions are tasks that are given to you through your READsquared account. Some examples of Missions are:

Toledo Library Summer Reading Challenge Missions

3. Get Secret Codes

Let’s say you attend a program during the Summer Reading Challenge. The librarian there might give everyone a Secret Code (a random number or word) that you can enter into your READsquared account to gain more points!

Toledo Library Summer Readign Challenge Log Secret Code

4. Play Games

The last way to get points is by playing games through your READsquared account. The more you play, the more games unlock!

Toledo Library Summer Reading Challenge Games

If you want to get all of your points from only reading, that’s great! Alternatively, if you want to get some points from reading and some from playing games, getting secret codes, and completing missions, then go ahead!

So, get active and have fun this summer with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! Visit any of our locations to sign-up and participate in our many programs for children, teens, or adults. Or go to to sign-up online.

Pre-registration begins May 16, 2016 and the program runs June 1 - August 6.

Looking for reading inspiration?

Explore our Books & Media page to access eMedia channels, featured lists, or get personal recommendations with Give 3 Get 3.

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