LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Oceans of Possibilities’  theme of Lee County 2022 reading program

May 13, 2022
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

The 2022 summer reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” is free and for all ages. Sign up at your favorite branch location, online at leelibrary.readsquared.com or through the READsquared app. 

The summer reading program is designed to nurture and grow a lifelong love of reading and learning. The program is divided into four age categories: birth to 5 years; kids; teens; and adults, tailored to all types of learners with a variety of interests. 

While the summer reading program is for everyone, we place a special emphasis on supporting young readers.

• All children and teens are able to take home a brand new book to keep, while supplies last. 

• Children ages 6 to 11 also receive a free activity booklet with a reading log, word searches and more. 

• In the online reading challenge, sign up through READsquared app: Create a free account at leelibrary.readsquared.com or through the READsquared app. If you already have an account, log in and add the 2022 summer reading program. Participants are automatically sorted into the appropriate program by age: Pre-K (ages birth to 5), Kids (ages 6-11), Teens (ages 12-17) or Adults (ages 18 and up).

Log your reading and unlock digital stories, games and digital badges (children 5 and under). All other ages, the number of minutes read and can unlock digital games and earn digital badges for every hour read. 

Then complete the mission. Each age-appropriate mission has a variety of activities. Complete at least five activities to earn the digital mission badge.

The more you participate, the more points you earn for chances to win fabulous prizes!

Books read (ages birth to 5): 10 points per book 

Minutes read (ages 6 and up): 1 point per minute

Mission completion: 100 points

Lee County Library System

Fort Myers