Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading at the White Plains Public Library starts Monday, June 28 and will run through Friday, August 20! Due to the impact of COVID-19 on services, Summer Reading will be completely online this year via the READsquared platform, the READsquared website, or the READsquared app, available for iOS and Android.

Find information on the great lineup of programs and events for kids, teens and families in July and August here.

Get Started!
Register and login to READsquared. Individual youth participants can register as themselves, or parents and caregivers can register all of their children at one time. This allows for the adult to also log reading and activities. Once registered, choose the appropriate option based on the grade the participant is entering in the Fall.

Then, start logging! Each minute read equals one point. Each mission completed and virtual program attended (from the list of included programs) equals 50 points! 1000 points completes the program and enters the participant into the prize raffle for their age group.


  • Pre-K Summer Reading: Family fun gift basket with games, toys and activities.
  • Grades K-6 Summer Reading: a Kindle Fire tablet with protective case.
  • Teens Grades 7-12 Summer Reading: a Kindle Fire tablet with protective case.

Need a Book Recommendation?
Books in our Suggested Reads by Grade Level collection can be found on our Reading Lists page, featuring a great selection of diverse, inclusive, and downright awesome reads.

Sora eBook Access!
White Plains students can access the wealth of eBooks available in Overdrive and Libby from the Library without a library card!  They can do so via their school Sora account!  Details on how to do this can be found here (Spanish).

More Than Just Reading
Summer is more than just reading, we know. It’s also about enjoying the wide variety of fun and educational programs the Library is known for. Just because we can’t hold them in the Library this summer, doesn’t mean we aren’t committed to providing them to you! Check out our impressive lineup of programs and events all summer long.

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