Winter  Reading Challenge 2022

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Eligibility:
        
  • Residents of North Haven – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card in order to join.            
  • Children of Town of North Haven employees – You will need to provide your Town I.D. number to join.            
  • Grandchildren of North Haven residents – You will need to provide your grandparent’s library card to join.            
  • Non- Resident North Haven public school students – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card from your home library in order to join.

How to Participate:

Children ages Birth - 12 must register in person in the  Children’s Department starting on 

January 18th through February 28th. The earlier you register, the greater your chance of completing 
our Winter Reading Challenge. A staff member will help you sign up.

The Rules Are Simple:

1. Visit the library to be assigned a mystery topic, then use our resources to build a bundle of
5 books on the subject from anywhere in the Children’s Department.
2. Earn an instant prize for each bundle you build and check out!
3. Read from the books in your bundle for just 10 minutes a day and log your reading on our
READsquared app.
4. Read for  35 days or more and earn a Winter Themed Surprise Bag!

*You must play and redeem your prizes by February 28 before 4 P.M. 

After that date, you will not be able to play the game or  redeem your prize.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Do I have to read for a certain amount of time? Yes. We want you to explore the books that you found and read at least 10 minutes a day for 35 days.
 

Do I have to read every day? You must read 35 days in order to redeem your prize. This means that you do not have to read every day. Although, we think it is a great idea if you do! 

Do I have to read Library Books? Yes. This year, our Winter Reading goal is to help you get comfortable with navigating the Online Catalog and how to find books on a certain subject. In order to "Build Your Bundles", you must visit the library and check out library materials.

I cannot read yet. Can someone read to me? Yes. Anyone can read to you and help you build your bundles.

 

How often should I come to the library for Winter Reading? We suggest visiting the library once a week for Winter Reading to build a bundle. Don't forget, you can earn an instant prize just by checking out your bundle!

What happens if I lose my reading chart? This year, everything is logged online! There are no paper charts to keep track of or bring with you.

When can I buy prizes with my Points? You can redeem your Winter Themed Surprise Bag as soon as you have been awarded one in the READsquared app. This will happen automatically after you've read for 10 minutes a day over 35 days. Surprise Bags can be collected until Saturday. March 5th @ 4:00pm.