Go your own way
All participating readers can choose to count minutes or books, depending on what type of reader you are on any given day.
You can choose to earn one point per minute read or 15 points per book completed.
You are welcome to move from book to book throughout the summer.
Pro tip: Choose the strategy that earns the most points!
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 fill out the Baby and Toddler Challenge paper journals and return them for a small, baby-friendly price.
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 record your reading 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 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.
Children and teenagers will earn a Book Buck for every 300 points they register, up to 1200 points.
Book Bucks can be used to purchase books or prizes at a small Book Buck Store starting June 13. The Book Buck Store is open during normal library hours.
Adults will earn a Book Nook voucher for every 300 points they register, up to 1200 points. Redeem your Book Nook voucher at any of the Friends of the Round Rock Library Book Nook used book sales areas during regular library hours.
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.