Join us this summer for our 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales!

We will be tracking sign ups and points virtually through the online reading platform “Reader Zone” (available on desktop or via the Reader Zone app).

There are five different reading groups (click on your group link for details on signing up):

Here’s how it works…

  1. Sign up on our Google form below.
  2. Download the Reader Zone app for your AppleAndroid or Amazon device.
  3. Create your account and add reader(s).
  4. Join the Newfields Summer Reading program with the code 68e2a
  5. Log your reading all summer through the app.
  6. If you don’t have a mobile device, you can sign up at the Reader Zone website.
  7. The top reader in each group will win a grand prize. Plus 3 lucky winners from each group will win a raffle prize. Earn raffle tickets for signing up, hitting reading milestones, and participating in library events. The more you read and the more you join in the fun, the more chances to win!

Be sure to watch the reading thermometer at the front of the library to see how much Newfields is reading. Keep logging your books to help us raise the level each week!

Register Here:

Sign up for summer reading through our Google form (or call/visit the library to register) here:

Download the app and track your reading:

Scroll below to your reading age group for more details on creating an account and tracking reading through the Reader Zone app. If you have any questions or issues, call, email, or visit the library for assistance.

Pre-K (Ages 0-4)

Step 1: Parents register online or through the app at https://app.readerzone.com/signup .

Step 2: Create your account by clicking “Sign Up”. Enter your email and create a password.

Step 3: Select your account type. A Reader account is for one person. Parents should select the “Parent” account which is for more than one person. You’ll be able to manage all your kids’ accounts (plus yours if you participate in the Adult reading challenge) from the one main Parent account.

Step 4: Add your Pre-K reader by entering a first and last name. You can add more readers later.

Step 5: Enter the Newfields Summer Reading Challenge code:  68e2a

Step 6: Select the Pre-K reading group and click “Next.”

Step 7: The “Book Bank” will appear. You can add any books you are currently reading or plan to read here. Use the search function to find your books. This step is optional. You can always add books later. Click “Skip” in the top right corner if you don’t want to add books now.

Note: Books in your book bank don’t count towards your reading log until you click “Finish book” The Bank is just to track your current and to-read list.

Step 8: Click “Go” to view your account and make reading entries. Manage a reader account by clicking the blue circle icon on any reading entry page.

Tracking and Points

Track your reading with the app. The more you read, the more chances to win extra prizes. When you hit a reading milestone, you’ll see an Award pop up. Some awards include prizes from the library treasure box so pay attention!

You will earn one raffle ticket just for signing up and a summer reading program participation certificate at the end of the summer.

But don’t stop there! Keep reading all summer to earn additional raffle tickets*, prizes, and compete for the grand prize. (Grand prize goes to the top reader of your age group).

*Earn extra raffle tickets for any library programs you participate in, like drive-in movies. Be sure to ask the librarian for your ticket at the event.

Awards at the end of the summer

1 Grand prize for the top reader in this age group. You’ll be able to see the leaderboard on your Reader Zone account.

6 Raffles
We have 6 prize baskets displayed at the library for kids K-6 (each basket includes toys, games, and books). Come by the library to scope them out. You can add your raffle tickets to any basket. Put your raffle tickets in the prize jar(s) you want to win. One winner will be drawn for each basket. Winners will be announced at the end of the Summer Reading Program in August.  

*Prizes TBD

Grades K-2

Step 1: Parents register online or through the app at https://app.readerzone.com/signup .

Step 2: Create your account by clicking “Sign Up”. Enter your email and create a password.

Step 3: Select your account type. A Reader account is for one person. Parents should select the “Parent” account which is for more than one person. You’ll be able to manage all your kids’ accounts (plus yours if you participate in the Adult reading challenge) from the one main Parent account.

Step 4: Add your K-2 reader by entering a first and last name. You can add more readers later.

Step 5: Enter the Newfields Summer Reading Challenge code:  68e2a

Step 6: Select the K-2 reading group and click “Next.”

Step 7: The “Book Bank” will appear. You can add any books you are currently reading or plan to read here. Use the search function to find your books. This step is optional. You can always add books later. Click “Skip” in the top right corner if you don’t want to add books now.

Note: Books in your book bank don’t count towards your reading log until you click “Finish book” The Bank is just to track your current and to-read list.

Step 8: Click “Go” to view your account and make reading entries. Manage a reader account by clicking the blue circle icon on any reading entry page.

Tracking and Points

Track your reading with the app. The more you read, the more chances to win extra prizes. When you hit a reading milestone, you’ll see an Award pop up. Some awards include prizes from the library treasure box so pay attention!

You will earn one raffle ticket just for signing up and a summer reading program participation certificate at the end of the summer. But don’t stop there! Keep reading all summer to earn additional raffle tickets*, prizes, and compete for the grand prize. (Grand prize goes to the top reader of your age group).

*Earn extra raffle tickets for any library programs you participate in, like drive-in movies. Be sure to ask the librarian for your ticket at the event.

Awards at the end of the summer

1 Grand prize for the top points winner in this age group.

6 Raffles
We have 6 prize baskets displayed at the library for kids K-6 (each basket includes toys, games, and books). Come by the library to scope them out. You can add your raffle tickets to any basket. Put your raffle tickets in the prize jar(s) you want to win. One winner will be drawn for each basket. Winners will be announced at the end of the Summer Reading Program in August.  

*Prizes TBD

Grades 3-6

Step 1: Parents register online or through the app at https://app.readerzone.com/signup .

Step 2: Create your account by clicking “Sign Up”. Enter your email and create a password.

Step 3: Select your account type. A Reader account is for one person. Parents should select the “Parent” account which is for more than one person. You’ll be able to manage all your kids’ accounts (plus yours if you participate in the Adult reading challenge) from the one main Parent account.

Step 4: Add your Grade 3-6 reader by entering a first and last name. You can add more readers later.

Step 5: Enter the Newfields Summer Reading Challenge code:  68e2a

Step 6: Select the Grades 3-6 reading group and click “Next.”

Step 7: The “Book Bank” will appear. You can add any books you are currently reading or plan to read here. Use the search function to find your books. This step is optional. You can always add books later. Click “Skip” in the top right corner if you don’t want to add books now.

Note: Books in your book bank don’t count towards your reading log until you click “Finish book” The Bank is just to track your current and to-read list.

Step 8: Click “Go” to view your account and make reading entries. Manage a reader account by clicking the blue circle icon on any reading entry page.

Tracking and Points

Track your reading with the app. The more you read, the more chances to win extra prizes. When you hit a reading milestone, you’ll see an Award pop up. Some awards include prizes from the library treasure box so pay attention!

You will earn one raffle ticket just for signing up and a summer reading program participation certificate at the end of the summer. But don’t stop there! Keep reading all summer to earn additional raffle tickets*, prizes, and compete for the grand prize. (Grand prize goes to the top reader of your age group).

*Earn extra raffle tickets for any library programs you participate in, like drive-in movies. Be sure to ask the librarian for your ticket at the event.

Awards at the end of the summer

1 Grand prize for the top points winner in this age group.

6 Raffle Baskets
We have 6 prize baskets displayed at the library for kids K-6 (each basket includes toys, games, and books). Come by the library to scope them out. You can add your raffle tickets to any basket. Put your raffle tickets in the prize jar(s) you want to win. One winner will be drawn for each basket. Winners will be announced at the end of the Summer Reading Program in August.  

*Prizes TBD

Teens (age 13-17)

Step 1: Register online or through the app at https://app.readerzone.com/signup .

Step 2: Create your account by clicking “Sign Up”. Enter your email and create a password.

Step 3: Select your account type. A Reader account is for one person. Or if your parent is signing you up, they should select the “Parent” account which is for more than one person. Parents can manage all kids’ accounts from the one main Parent account.

Step 4: Enter the Newfields Summer Reading Challenge code:  68e2a

Step 5: Select the Teens reading group and click “Next.”

Step 6: The “Book Bank” will appear. You can add any books you are currently reading or plan to read here. Use the search function to find your books. This step is optional. You can always add books later. Click “Skip” in the top right corner if you don’t want to add books now.

Note: Books in your book bank don’t count towards your reading log until you click “Finish book” The Bank is just to track your current and to-read list.

Step 7: Click “Go” to view your account and make reading entries.

Tracking and Points

Track your reading with the app. The more you read, the more chances to win extra prizes. When you hit a reading milestone, you’ll see an Award pop up. Some awards include extra raffles, so pay attention!

You will earn one raffle ticket just for signing up and a summer reading program participation certificate at the end of the summer. But don’t stop there! Keep reading all summer to earn additional raffle tickets*, prizes, and compete for the grand prize. (Grand prize goes to the top reader of your age group).

*Earn extra raffle tickets for any library programs you participate in, like drive-in movies. Be sure to ask the librarian for your ticket at the event.

Awards at the end of the summer

1 Grand prize for the top points winner in this age group.

Raffle Prizes for 3 participants chosen at random from this age group. 

*Prizes TBD

Adults (Age 18+)

Step 1: Register online or through the app at https://app.readerzone.com/signup .

Step 2: Create your account by clicking “Sign Up”. Enter your email and create a password.

Step 3: Select your account type. A Reader account is for one person. A Parent account is for multiple readers in your family.

Step 4: Enter the Newfields Summer Reading Challenge code:  68e2a

Step 5: Select the Adults reading group and click “Next.”

Step 6: The “Book Bank” will appear. You can add any books you are currently reading or plan to read here. Use the search function to find your books. This step is optional. You can always add books later. Click “Skip” in the top right corner if you don’t want to add books now.

Note: Books in your book bank don’t count towards your reading log until you click “Finish book” The Bank is just to track your current and to-read list.

Step 7: Click “Go” to view your account and make reading entries.

Tracking and Points

Track your reading with the app. The more you read, the more chances to win extra prizes. When you hit a reading milestone, you’ll see an Award pop up. Some awards include extra raffles, so pay attention!

You will earn one raffle ticket just for signing up and a summer reading program participation certificate at the end of the summer. But don’t stop there! Keep reading all summer to earn additional raffle tickets*, prizes, and compete for the grand prize. (Grand prize goes to the top reader of your age group).

*Earn extra raffle tickets for any library programs you participate in, like drive-in movies. Be sure to ask the librarian for your ticket at the event.

Awards at the end of the summer

1 Grand prize for the top points winner in this age group.

Raffle Prizes for 3 participants chosen at random from this age group. 

*Prizes TBD

FAQ

Who can participate?

Everyone! All ages welcome from kids to adults. Prizes and programs will be available through the summer for all ages. Come one, come all!

When does it start?

Monday, June 19 is our official Summer Reading Kickoff but you can sign up online through August 13.

Where can I sign up?

Sign up on our Google Form then register and record your reading points online or through the Reader Zone app. Create an account here: https://app.readerzone.com/signup

What are the prizes?

1 Grand prize for the top reader in each group.

Raffle Prizes for Kids K-6, Teens, and Adults.

Kids: We have 6 prize baskets displayed at the library for the kids program (each basket includes toys, games, and books). Come by the library to scope them out. You can add your raffle tickets to any basket. One winner will be drawn for each basket.

(We will also have participation prizes for all kids who signed up for summer reading. Be sure to stop by the library at the end of the summer to claim your treat.)

Teens: We will have THREE prize drawings for our teens. Prizes TBD

Adults: Two prize drawings for adults.

*Prizes TBD

My child doesn’t read yet, can they participate?

Yes! Parents can sign up their Pre-K and K-2 kids and log any books they read along to, including picture books and audio books.

I’m technologically challenged. Can I still participate?

Yes! If you’re having trouble signing up or tracking reading online or through the app, we can help set you up and even add reading entries from the backend if needed. Email or call the library for assistance.