We are very excited about the upcoming Summer Series! We have a lot of fun planned that you will not want to miss so we hope you and your family will join us.  Our goal is to have at least 150 participants and everyone reach their reading goal of 1000 points.  A detailed schedule will be shared soon but here are some highlights. 

We will kick things off on Tuesday, June 30 with a virtual performance from Scott Hitz, puppeteer extraordinaire!  The program will officially start Monday, July 6 and include activities every week for all ages including a scavenger hunt!   Program kits will be distributed every other week to each participant/family.  When the program is complete on August 31 we will have a celebration and all participants will receive a free book and chances to win other great prizes. 

All reading counts!  Books, magazine articles, recipes and more will help you accrue points and reach your goal of 1000 points!    Participants will log their reading activity based on a book, number of pages or minutes and each has a different point value based on age group.  For example, adults receive 100 points per book and one point per page or minute. 

If you want to follow the program online, we will be using an application called READsquared that allows you to register, log your progress, complete activities, play games, review books, and more!   You can use the website or download the READsquared app for Android or iOS.  If you do not want to use READsquared you can call or email your information to us and we will record it for you.

NPL READsquared Instructions

Let’s get started!  There are 3 ways to register:

  1. Use READsquared website or mobile app (see instructions on our website).  Parents should register first then add each child.
  2. Email the name and age group for each family member that wants to participate to newfieldlibrary@gmail.com.
  3. Call the library at 607-564-3594 and provide the name and age group for each family member that wants to participate as well as one phone number or email address.

More details will follow so keep checking back for new information! 

The Puppet Palooza program featuring Scott Hitz is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.