Welcome to

Summer 2021 Reading Club

Welcome Back! The Library is now fully open.

School-Aged Children & Early Literacy Programs

You are invited to join us for summer reading this summer to read for enjoyment and to complete school summer reading assignments.

Reading programs begin June 14 & end August 14. Join any time during that period.

There are two ways to participate this year:

1. Visit the library to register & pick up your folder of Club materials OR

2. If you do not want to visit the library, you can participate online.  Join the READSquared Program at phoenixvillepubliclibrary.readsquared.com.

 A. School-aged Independent Readers, Ages 5/6 – 12

The Goal

Read for 20 minutes per day/up to a total of 100 minutes or more each week. You can read physical books, and/or e-books or listen to audio books or e-audio books.  Read fiction or nonfiction books.

Participating in Person

  1. Record your 100 minutes of weekly reading on the chart in your folder. Bring your chart to the library when visiting, and we will verify your reading as you move up through the levels.
  2. For each 100-minute level completed, you will receive a raffle ticket toward prizes.
  3. You can earn extra raffle tickets by completing activities on the PASD Bingo Board in the folder. (This is a copy of the the Phoenixville Area School District bingo board. If you are a student there, you will probably need a copy to submit to the District.)
  4. As an option, even though you are using paper recording, you can enroll in the online program as well so that you can earn online badges and participate in the games & activities in the online program.

Participating Online

  1. Record your 100 minutes of weekly reading in the READSquared program.
  2. You will earn online badges and access to online games as you move up the levels in reading. As you reach each 100-minute level, you can receive a raffle ticket toward prizes.
  3. The Missions in the program will allow you to earn extra raffle tickets. The missions are taken from the PASD Bingo Board.  (If you are a student there, you will need to list the missions you complete on the District Bingo Board to submit to the District.)
  4. With this option, we will have to be in contact with you so you can receive raffle tickets. Call us at 610-933-3013 x 124 to leave a message with your name, phone number/email address, and what you need.  We will arrange to get them to you.

B. Early Literacy, Birth through Age 5/6

The Goal

Read for 10 minutes per day/up to a total of 50 minutes or more each week.  You can read physical books, and/or e-books or listen to audio books or e-audio books.  Read fiction or nonfiction books.

Participating in Person

  1. Record your 50 minutes of weekly reading on the chart in your folder. Bring your chart to the library when visiting, and we will verify your reading as you move up through the levels.
  2. For each 50-minute level completed, you will receive a raffle ticket toward prizes.
  3. There are activities you can enjoy with your child on the Activities Sheet in your folder and earn extra raffle tickets toward prizes.
  4. As an option, even though you are using paper recording, you can enroll in the online program as well so that you can earn online badges and participate in the games & activities in the online program.

Participating Online

  1. Record your 50 minutes of weekly reading in the READSquared program.
  2. You will earn online badges and access to online games as you move up the levels in reading. As you reach each 50-minute level, you will receive a raffle ticket toward prizes.
  3. The Missions in the online program will allow you to earn extra raffle tickets by completing activities with your child.
  4. With this option, we will have to be in contact with you so you can receive raffle tickets. Call us at 610-933-3013 x 124 to leave a message with your name, phone number/email address, and what you need.  We will arrange to get them to you.

Additional Information

Borrowing Items From the Library

Welcome Back! You can now visit the library to borrow books for the reading program along with other items.

If you do not want to visit inside the library, you can go online to request books through the catalog at https://catalog.ccls.org/. Place the books on hold, and when you are notified they are ready, pick them up using Door Service through

https://curbside.capiratech.com/?code=chespaus19341.

You also have access to our online catalog of ebooks & eaudio books, and reading them will count toward the program.  Find those resources at https://ccls.org/305/eMaterials.

If you have questions or issues with the program, please do not hesitate to contact us at 610-933-3013 x 124 or email to rkrause@ccls.org.

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