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Welcome to the Storrs Summer Reading Program: June 24-August 28, 2021!

The goal of our Summer Reading Program is to encourage reading, belonging, and community while having fun all summer!  This summer, in conjunction with our many partners, we are sponsoring intriguing performances, historical presentations on up-to-the-minute topics, lawn programs & games, adult crafts, walking clubs, and much more this summer.  Visit our Calendar of Events to register by clicking here.

Join us in making 2021 a Fantastic Summer!

Getting Started

  1. Log into: https://longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
  2. Under Create an Account, click on:
    • Register an Individual or Family
      • Fill out the form and click Next.
  3. Under Who Would You Like to Register, click on:
    • I am registering myself
  4. Fill out the form and click Next
  5. You may register your whole family using one account or family members can create their own accounts.
  6. Under the “Register Today for Summer Reading” banner in the upper left of your screen, there will be a drop-down button if you have registered more than one person.
  7. To register for one of our Reading Challenges, use that button to select the person you would like to register.
  8. In the middle of your screen, the appropriate Reading Challenge will appear for that person, based on the information you entered.
  9. Click on “Register for this Challenge.”  Your first Badge with tickets will be unlocked!

Logging Reading

Adults will log the time they spend reading.  Audiobooks and video recorded books always count toward your logging goals!

  1. On the top right-hand side of the Summer Reading homepage, click on Log Reading and Activities.
  2. Answer the question: “Who would you like to log for?” by selecting your name.
  3. Answer the question: “What would you like to log?” by clicking on Minutes.
  4. Select the day you read.
  5. Enter the number of minutes or hours you read in this format:
    • If you read 30 minutes, you will write: 30m
    • If you read 1 hour, you will write: 1h
    • If you read 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will write: 1h30m
  6. Optionally, you may enter the Title and Author of each book you read.
  7. In this program, you will earn tickets for each review you write.
  8. Click Log.
  9. Every time you unlock a Badge, you will earn tickets.

Logging Activities

In addition to logging your reading, you can log a variety of activities to win Badges and tickets.

  1. On the top right-hand side of the Summer Reading homepage, click on Log Reading and Activities.
  2. Click on an activity you’ve completed.
  3. Each Badge will tell you how many activities you need to complete to earn tickets.

Entering Raffles

Once you have earned tickets by logging reading and activities, you can choose to enter them in any of the Weekly Prize raffles.

You can always check your progress by clicking on Return to this Challenge, then clicking on one of the tabs toward the top of the page under the title of the program.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.