2022 Summer Reading: Reading Off the Beaten Path
Get ready to go beyond the beaten path this summer with OCPL Summer Reading 2022!
Join us as we explore the joys of reading and the outdoors this summer as part of our summer reading program!
All ages are encouraged to participate in the Ohio County Public Library Summer Reading Program. Reading, activities and programs are designed for everyone to participate.
REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FAMILY PACK OF ALL DAY ACTIVITY WRISTBANDS FROM OGLEBAY! ENTRIES ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 13th, 2022 at 12:00am BY REGISTERING FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM ONLINE OR AT THE THE OHIO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Summer Reading will begin on June 6th and continue until July 16th! Readers may log their minutes read anytime between June 6th and July 16th.
Great activities and programming will continue for all ages throughout the summer, in addition to the normal OCPL programming! OCPL Kids! Makers Monday, Thursday Activity Time, Thursday Evening Special Programs, YA Camp Craft with Ellen and more!
REGISTER NOW ON READsquared
Contact Julia, Ellen or Lee Ann for More Information at 304-232-0244
Adult Summer Reading with Julia
Young Adult (YA) Summer Reading with Ellen
Children Summer Reading with OCPL Kids!
How does READSquared work?
Through READSquared, this year we have reading challenges for Pre-K, kids age 5 to 12, young adults, and adults. READSquared keeps track of all the points a reader earns and notifies you when prizes are won for reading achievement.
Collect points for every minute you read between June 6th and July 16th reading and completing activities within the READSquared portal. Log points to earn badges and prizes along the way!
To enter the minutes that you’ve read, click “Log Activity” from your Dashboard, then enter your minutes read, book title, author, and date read. You may also include a book review if you wish, but it is not necessary to do so. You can also play games or complete missions along the way.
Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share. It’s that easy!
You can register and log reading on a computer, smartphone, or tablet and keep track of your summer reading progress by CLICKING HERE or by downloading the free ReadSquared Google Play App or the Apple Store App. Participants will be asked if they want to register one of three ways: "Myself Only," "Myself and Other Readers," or "A Group or Class."
Register as Myself Only:
Select an age from the dropdown menu and click CONTINUE. The site will automatically select the correct reading program UNLESS the participant selects 18. If they are 18, it will ask which program they want to register under (Teen or Adult). Once they select the program, they will click CONTINUE. Fill in the registration information and create a user name and password. Participants will use this user name and password to access their account to log reading and do other activities on the READsquared site. Once they
have filled in all the areas with a * they will click CONTINUE at the bottom of the screen. They will receive a message on the screen stating that they are registered and have received their first virtual badge.
Register as Myself and Other Readers:
Participants will be asked to fill in the Primary Account Information. This does not need to be an adult's information, but it will be the name the other accounts will be listed under. After clicking CONTINUE, they can register additional readers. Some information will be auto-filled since they are registering multiple readers.
Register as Group or Class:
Participants will first be asked if they want to log the information ALL AT ONE TIME or INDIVIDUALLY. ALL AT ONE TIME means they will log the same reading and activities for the group all at once and the entire group will earn badges and other incentives at the same time. This could be a daycare class where the teacher is logging the time they read to the entire class each day. If they select INDIVIDUALLY, they will need to enter each participant's reading time. This could be a class where each child logs their reading time at home so each child would have a different amount of time read. After selecting how they will log information, they will be asked how old the readers are, how many readers they are registering, and will give the group a name. They will now fill in the registration information. They do not need to list the name of each participant, because they will be logging the same information for everyone. If they registered as INDIVIDUALLY they will register the same as if they had registered ALL AT ONE TIME EXCEPT when they get to the main screen they will see in the column on the left a listing for READER ACCOUNTS. Here they can access each reader to log their individual times.
If you prefer paper over digital technology, stop by the Library any time between June 6 and July 16 to register in person and pick up a paper reading log.
Benefits of Summer Reading:
DID YOU KNOW: Summer Reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year. Students who don't read are at risk of falling behind their classmates. Summer reading not only helps a child's ability to retain information learned the previous year, but also increases growth in knowledge and critical thinking skills for the coming year.
But Summer Reading isn't just for kids. Reading is a habit for life. Children cannot be convinced that reading is truly valuable if the adults they look up to will not read themselves. Seeing adults with books in their hands sends the message that reading is something that can be done for pleasure and entertainment, not just something that is done to complete a homework assignment. And did you know that reading helps improve cognition? Research shows that regular reading improves brain connectivity, increases adult vocabulary & comprehension, and prevents cognitive decline as you age. Not only that, it's good for your health! Research shows reading also helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure.