Children ages 5-11 are invited to read over the winter break from school to earn points and prizes! Earn 1 point for every minute that you read. Earn 360 points and win a free paperback book. With 360 points you will also be entered into a prize drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire! You can read anything you want: chapter books, non-fiction books, biographies, graphic novels, ebooks, or you can even listen to an audiobook. You can also earn points by playing games, completing missions, and writing book reviews. Along the way you will collect virtual badges. Follow your progress as you gain a higher level on the game board. The program is free and open to kids ages 5-11 years old. Participation is exclusively online. Kids, you will need your parent's or legal guardian's permission to register.
The Winter Reading Program will run from December 20th through January 13th, and registration opens on December 20th. Visit stpl.readsquared.com to register.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards, we also invite you to read two Coretta Scott King (CSK) Award Winning Books! Each CSK winning book is worth 30 points!
What is the Coretta Scott King Book Award?
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Read two books that have won a Coretta Scott King Award, an Honor designation, or a John Steptoe Award to earn the virtual badge and 60 points. (30 points for each book.)