The pandemic and its side effects continue to impact our procedures for the Summer Reading Program. We hope you find the “perfect” changes for this year of transition.
A simple return to prices
Children and teens will earn a Book Buck for every 300 points registered, up to 1200 points.
Book Bucks can be used to purchase books or prizes at a small Book Buck Store from June 21 through August 2. The Book Buck Store is open during normal library hours.
Adults will earn a voucher and raffle entry for every 60 points registered, up to 600 points. Adult prize vouchers can be spent at the Friends of Round Rock Public Library Book Nook store.
Babies and toddlers are encouraged to opt for a low-key program that emphasizes early literacy practices (reading, writing, singing, talking and playing). Caregivers can complete Early Literacy Challenge logs and return them for a small, baby-friendly price.
Our community has gone through a difficult time and we have neighbors who need help. You may not be able to help financially, but together the reading community can unlock a $300 donation from the Friends of Round Rock Public Library to the Round Rock Area Serving Center.
Our goal is 1 million points.
Easier family tracking
ReadSquared, our online tracking software, continues to respond to feedback from you over the past few years. This year’s app release is a big step forward. We think it will be easier and more intuitive for you to save your points.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Frequent login is not required. You can update your log in large batches and enter as many points as needed each day. Take it easy, keep it simple – we only need the total points earned and total missions completed, so don’t worry about the correct dates.
We will offer you a downloadable paper diary to facilitate the daily organization between connections. Whenever it suits him, someone can update the file online.
If online record keeping is difficult for you, remember you can bring a device here and use the library’s free Wi-Fi, and there may be volunteers available at a summer reading table to help you too.
Go your own way
Children and teenagers can choose to count minutes or books, depending on what kind of reader he is on any given day. They can choose to earn one point per minute they read, or 15 points per book completed, each time they log their reading.
Pro Tip: Choose the strategy that earns the most points!
Adults will earn 15 points for each book.
Library cards for everyone
In May 2015, the Round Rock City Council waived non-resident fees for library users. Any Texas resident age 6 and older can receive a library card, including people who live outside the city limits. Applicants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive their card.
Learn more about getting a library card here.