Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club starts on Monday, May 24 through READsquared!  Earn points by logging your minutes read or book titles read.  Please see the age groups below for specific reading program requirements. Make sure to earn your points by Friday, August 6.

  • Register online or on the READsquared app, available on App Store and Google Play.
  • Earn points by reading, storytelling or listening to stories.
  • Get digital badges along the way.  Try to collect them all!
  • Complete the Summer Reading Club program by collecting points for reading.

This summer all programs will be hosted virtually.  Join us for crafts and how-to videos on our Facebook and YouTube.  Make sure to check out our Take & Make craft kits for ages 5 and up.  Registration for kits is required.

Important Dates

May 24:  First day of Summer Reading
June 1: First day of virtual summer programs
August 6:  Last day to log your titles and earn points for Summer Reading.

What Counts in READsquared?

Books, eBooks, audiobooks, eAudiobooks, comic, magazines, eMagazines, newspapers, graphic novels, manga, blogs, and anything else you can get your hands on to read!  You can also count books read to you or that you read to someone else.

Programs and Performers!

There are a variety of virtual programs at the library this summer for all ages.  Check out the program pages for children, teens and adults!

Prizes!

Children and teens will receive a prize book and other goodies while supplies last.

Adults will receive a coupon for a cookie (while supplies last) from the Food for Thought cafe and be entered to win a gift card from an Allen area business or shopping center.

The Age Groups

Youth (ages 0-12)


Read or listen to books this summer to collect digital badges and complete the Summer Reading Club. You can choose to log your reading by number of minutes, number of books or a combination of the two. 

Each minute read is worth 1 point. Each book is worth 50 points. Log a total of 1,000 points to complete Summer Reading Club.

Log your titles or minutes read through READsquared. Once you receive your completion email, follow the instructions to claim your prize. Prizes available while supplies last.

Youth Summer Reading Club is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Allen Public Library and Ellen's Restaurant in Allen.

Teens (ages 12-18)


Read or listen to anything you want this summer to complete the Summer Reading Club. You can choose to log your reading by number of minutes, number of books or a combination of the two. 

Each minute read is worth 1 point. Each book is worth 100 points. Log a total of 1,000 points to complete the Summer Reading Club.

Log your titles or minutes read through READsquared. Once you receive your completion email, follow the instructions to claim your prize. Prizes available while supplies last.

Teen Summer Reading Club is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Allen Public Library and Ellen's Restaurant in Allen.

Adults (ages 18+)


We're keeping it simple this summer for adults -- no games or missions, just reading.  Read 4 books, 500 minutes or a combination of the two.  Each book is worth 125 points.  Each minute is worth 1 point.  Log a total of 500 points to complete summer reading club.  That's it!

Log your titles or minutes read through READsquared.  Once you receive your completion email, head to the library to claim your prize.  Every adult who completes summer reading club gets a cookie coupon to the Food for Thought Market and Cafe (while supplies last) and an entry into a drawing for a gift card from an Allen area business or shopping center.  There will be one drawing in June and one in July.  Drawing dates to be determined.

Paper logs will be available upon request for those who prefer to participate on paper.

Grab & Go kits for adults are available June 1 - July 30.  Make a tug toy and bring it back to the Library or keep it for your own dog (or cat).  Finished toys will be donated to the Allen Animal Shelter.

Adult Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Friends of the Allen Public Library logo
Ellen's Logo - It's Brunch O'Clock Somewhere
Chick-Fil-A logo
Whataburger logo
Raising Canes logo
McDonalds Logo