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Summer Reading FAQs

Dive into the Lexington County Public Library summer reading "Oceans of Possibilities" program! Join today and explore all the possibilities your library has to offer all summer long.


Who can participate?

Everyone —children, teens, and adults. 


Why the big push to register and log activities online?

We hope you'll find it easier and more accessible, but it also helps to provide us with statistics. You can register and log activities on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can even register online at the library. If you're the type who likes to check off boxes, then grab an activity card at your local library branch or download it using the links below. Technology challenged? We're happy to help — give us a call or email us at ask@lexcolibrary.com.

For quick and easy logging try downloading the READsquared app from iTunes or the GooglePlay Store.

Paper Activity Log — You can also print a paper activity log in English and Spanish.


How do I create a family account?

First, from the registration page select "Myself +Other Readers.” You will enter your age and select the 2022 “Oceans ofPossibilities” program. You will be asked if you would like to log activity foryourself followed by the parent account information page including creatingusername and password.

Next, you will enter the age of the first additionalreader. You will then select “Continue” to add more children or select"Done Adding Children.”

You can also add reader accounts from your homepage byclicking My Account.

You can link another reader’s account to yours. You will need the username and password for that reader account. A quick note — family members can have the same password but need different usernames.


Where can I find my children’s accounts?

After you’ve registered and added children under yourprofile, you can find them under Reader Accounts. Here you’ll find a list of usernames associated with your account.


Whatabout group accounts?

If you would like to register a group, like a childcarecenter, choose A Group or Class after clicking the Register button.

You’ll be asked if you plan to log reading andactivities for your group all at the same time or individually.


Can I register and log activities using a smartphone or tablet?

Sure — we're mobile. For quick and easy logging try downloading the READsquared app from iTunes or the GooglePlay Store.


Why do you need my phone number or email address for registration?

Your privacy is important to us, and we will not shareany personal information collected. We do need information for statistical reasons and patron identification. For example, we might give you a call to say that you won a raffle prize or email you about an upcoming program. Don't worry— we promise not to bombard you with calls or emails.


When does the reading period start and end?

To be fair to everyone, we only count activities completed between June 1 and August 7.


Isthere a limit to the number of activities I can log?

The only limit is the total number of points needed to complete the Summer Reading program.


I accidentally logged too many activities — what should I do?

No worries. You can click on the"?" at the bottom of the page and let us know or you can email us at ask@lexcolibrary.com. We'll take care of it for you and send a message when it's done.


How do I score points?

The more points you earn, the more badges and games you unlock. For the 2022 Summer Reading Program — one activity equals one point.


How many points do I need to score a prize?

2022 Summer Reading Program participants will be eligible to pick up their prizes from the branch they are registered with upon completing 10 challenges. Prizes can be picked up between June 13 and August 31.


What are the prizes?

Youth summer reading prizes may include items such as a bookmark, a book, and a Summer Reading Brag Tag. Prizes are based on availability and may vary by branch. 

 

Adults who complete at least ten challenges can pick up a prize from their local library branch while supplies last.


The kids are already screaming, “I’m bored” —do you have programs planned for summer?

Oh, yeah! Enjoy virtual programs —storytimes, booktalks, and virtual field trips to the SC Aquarium and Riverbanks Zoo plus much, much more! For more information, visit lexcolibrary.com/programs.


I forgot my password — what should I do?

If you included an email address when you registered, go to the login page and click on Get it by email. If you did not register using an email, shoot us a request at ask@lexcolibrary.com and we'll add the address to your account.


Wait, I still have questions...

Don't stress — we're here to help. When logged in, you can click on the "?"icon at the bottomof the page and send us a message. You can also email us at ask@lexcolibrary.com