Pamunkey Regional Library's Summer Reading Program 2021

Join our Summer Reading Program!

Tuesday June 1 - Tuesday, August 31

You're invited to take part in our 2021 Summer Reading Program, "Tails & Tales," online at Readsquared. Reach your reading goal and receive a prize!

Our virtual/hybrid programs include "Storytime @ Home" videos, Virginia Living Museum and Eyes of the Wild Zoom presentations, Rainbow Puppets videos, fun take & make kits, and more! See all of our programs on our calendar.

Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program brochure (.pdf)

Sign-up at Readsquared starting Tuesday, June 1. See you online this summer!

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program today! You can register yourself, your family, or your group. It’s quick and easy!

Register for "An Animal Tale of Tails" with the Virginia Living Museum on Thursday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Registering and Points

Note: If you have registered on Readsquared before (for Children's Book Week or last year's Summer Reading Program), you can use your username/password to login and not have to make a new account.
  1. Go to Readsquared.
  2. Click "Register Now" in the lower right corner of the page
  3. Select who you are registering (just yourself, yourself and your children, or a group such as daycare class).
  4. Complete registration information (items with a red asterisk are required).
Note: Internet Explorer users, if you don’t get enrolled in a program, please call your branch library or email for assistance.

Your goal is to earn 1000 points. Points can be earned by reading and by completing online "missions."

Earn points by doing the following:
  • Spend one minute reading = 1 point OR
  • Read a Picture book = 50 points each
  • Read a Readers’ chapter book = 100 points each
  • Read a YA or adult book = 250 points each
  • Complete a mission = 100-200 points each

Keep track of your points by logging your books, minutes, or missions:
  • From the Readsquared home page, click the "Log Reading" button.
  • You can log book titles or minutes or a combination of both.
  • Title and author are optional. You’ll earn points whether the title and author are listed or not.
  • Readers, Teens, and Read to Me participants can only log 250 points per day. Adults can log an unlimited number of points per day.

You’ll also earn digital badges as you progress through the program.

Once 1000 points have been earned, Readers and Read-to-Me participants can select a prize from the online prize store. Teens and Adults earn a raffle ticket for a chance at winning a prize.

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Pamunkey Regional Library is excited to offer your child the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program. The goal of the program is to read 1,000 books before your child enters Kindergarten. While that may seem like a mighty big task, you can complete the program in a little over three years if you read just one book a day. Be sure to visit your local library for
  • A bookmark when you sign up
  • A sticker and bookmark at every 100 books read
  • A celebration event for children who reach their goal
  • Your name on the milestone wall!
Instructions (.pdf) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ, .pdf)

Sign up at Readsquared or visit your local branch library today!


  1. Once Readers and Read-to-Me participants have earned 1000 points, they can go to the prize store to select a prize. Please contact the library to make arrangements to pick up your prize.
  2. Once Teens and Adults have earned 1000 points, they earn a raffle ticket. They should click on the "Raffle" tab to decide which prize they want to try for with their raffle ticket. Winners will be notified by the library in September.

Did you know?...
  • The Summer Reading Program can help prevent "summer slide," when children who don't read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning when school begins again in the fall.
  • Children who participate in the Summer Reading Program and read a minimum of six books score higher in reading and math when they return to school.

If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program, please ask a staff member or e-mail

Thanks for reading this summer!