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 There are 3 age-appropriate ways to reward reading this summer. 
 Family Read to Me-
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

For families where children are not yet reading on their own.
To register visit the library and sign up with Vicki or Beth.
You will receive a starter kit which contains reading check lists, bookmark, sticker, instructions.  For each book read, check off a box. 
Bring completed pages and your family will be entered into a raffle which will be awarded at the end of the summer.

For Children reading on their own

Kindergarten through 2nd grade (as of Sept 2021).
To register: visit Vicki or Beth during library hours.
You will receive a log-in folder and a Bingo card, bookmark, sticker, and instructions.
Read books, do activities and more which are listed on the card.
When you visit the library each week, bring your log to receive a weekly reading incentive (provided by Friends of Somers Library).
You can still challenge yourself to read 1,000 pages!

1,000 page readers will receive a small prize at end of the summer.
Grades 3-5 (as of Sept 2021)
Sign up online by clicking on 'Tails and Tales' picture below
 to record your books and the number of pages read.   
For every 250 pages read, we will award an incentive- courtesy of the SIS PTA
~maximum 4 (four) prizes.
Download the free ReadSquared App to your mobile device
for added convenience. 
It's available through the App Store- just select Somers (NY) Library.
 If you read 1,000 pages between June 25 and August 18, you will receive special recognition along with a small prize to be awarded at the end of summer, and entered in a raffle (supplied by SIS PTA)! 
Summer Reading 2021- Imagine Your Story!
Students in Grades 3-5 (as of September 2021
click on the picture above
to sign-up and/or post your reviews and
pages (also called "points")!
See below for detailed sign-up instructions.

Instruction to register online for Children 
entering Grades 3-5 in September 2021
Summer Reading for Children entering
 Grades 3 to 5 in September 2021*

*You will need your Somers Library card to sign up for this program.
-To Sign Up for the Summer Reading Program:
1.  Go to
2.  Click on the ‘Children’s’ Tab
3.  Click on the ‘Summer Reading’ Tab
4. Scroll down to find the 'Tails and Tales' Summer Reading Program
5.  Click on the picture which describes the Children’s Reading  Program for ‘Grades 3-5’ and click the ‘Tails and Tales’ picture.
6.  Click the ‘Register’ button.
7.  Select  ‘Entering Grades 3-5’ button.  Then click ‘Continue’.
8.  Complete the registration form and click ‘Continue’.   We suggest that your first name be your user name and choose a password that is easy to remember. 
9.  This will bring you to your Welcome page. Click on the ‘Enter Activity’ button to post your reviews.
10. Download the free ReadSquared App (select Somers (NY) Library to record your reading.
To Post Reviews- beginning June 25 ~ up until August 18, 2021:
1. When you open up the Summer Reading page, enter your Somers Library card #, and the password you created.
2. Click ‘Enter Activity’ to post your reviews.
3. Include # pages read, title, author, rating and a short review- what did you like about the book;  who was your favorite character, etc.  Reviews should include your thoughts about each book you post.
4. Click ‘submit’ button.
5.  For every 250 pages/points, you will receive a virtual ‘badge’ which will enable you to receive a prize.   (Prizes are generously supplied by the SIS PTA).  Visit the Somers Library and see Vicki or Beth to pick up your prizes.. There is a maximum 4 (four) prizes.  Everyone who reads 1,000 pages is entered into a raffle for gift cards (to be awarded in September 2021).
Happy reading!