READSquared is the new software that DSCL will be using to track reading programs for all ages. Our popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” is the first to transition.
Summer Reading Incentive Clubs for all age groups will take full advantage of the wide-range of ReadSquared functions. As with any online program, remember to read the tabs and explore to discover what’s available!
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The program keeps track of all the points a reader earns and notifies him or her when prizes are won for reading achievement. Educational games unlock as more points and badges are awarded and the missions offer points for completing tasks such as outdoor activities and art projects. Visit the DSCL READsquared website to register or log-in.
Sign up online for the summer and winter reading programs by visiting our DSCL READsquared website.
READsquared Account Creation Walk-through
Create a Family Account
Caregivers can create Parent accounts to access all of their children’s information and log materials on one screen.
If you are a parent or guardian and would like to create a family account to manage your children’s accounts, simply follow the directions to create an account for yourself, then follow the prompts to register your children. If you have already created an account for yourself, log in and click on the “Account” button on the top menu of your screen, then select “Add Child Account.” If your child also already has an account, select “Link Existing Account.”
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
To log books, switch to your child’s account (using the button with the squared arrows). Select that you want to log a book, and enter the title. You can choose to add this book to more than one child at a time, by checking their names as well. Your point count will indicate how many books have been read. If you have previously logged books on paper logs, we can adjust your totals when you visit the library.
You will receive a message, and a digital badge every time you read 100 books. Then, visit the library for your 100 book rewards: your leaf, prize and photo!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Participants in Summer
If your child already has a READsquared account for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a separate summer account must be created for the child. However, a book read over the summer can count for both programs and you only have to log it once. Parents, make sure to be logged in under your own account to manage the children’s accounts and select both your child’s 1,000 Books account and Summer Reading account when logging the book for credit.