Be well read and qualify for gifts, raffles and prizes with Braille Institute’s May and summer reading challenges for youth and adults. It all starts May 1, for our Youth Patrons, and June 10, for our Adult Patrons.

YOUTH Reading Challenge Program

Your challenge is to read for 20 minutes every day for the month of May. The challenge is from Friday, May 1–Sunday, May 31. See the details in this Library Reading Challenge Flyer PDF.Youth Programs Library Reading Challenge Flyer

Online & App Reading Log 

We will be using READsquared to log reading. You can download the app for Android or Apple or you can access online at brailleinstitute/  You must register online to use the app. To log your reading, you click the “Log Reading” button, type how many minutes you read, what book, and the author. You can track your reading log by clicking on “History.” When prompted to “find your library or school…” type “Braille Institute.”

Document Reading-Log Option

If you are unable to access READsquared, you can use this Youth Reading Log. Next to each day write how many minutes you read and what book. An adult must add their full name next to the entry to verify. Any adult in the household can verify reading logs.

Youth Challenge Prizes

Students who complete the challenge and read for 20 minutes a day for all 31 days in May will receive a to-be-determined gift card!

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ADULT Summer Reading Program 

The 2020 Summer Reading Program for Adults at the Braille Institute Library is also right around the corner!  The program is simple: your challenge is to read for 30 minutes a day for 50 days between June 10 and July 29.

Everyone who signs up will receive a gift, and those who complete the challenge will be eligible for raffle prizes. Like all Braille Institute services, the 2020 Summer Reading Program for Adults is free. All Braille Institute Library patrons 18 years and older are welcome to participate!

App Log

Participants can log their reading between June 10, and July 29, by downloading the smartphone app “READsquared,” and searching for “Braille Institute,” or by visiting the website brailleinstitute/ Choose the “Adult “2020” program and start logging your reading on June 10. If you need help registering, or if you have any questions about the program, contact: Reed Strege at or call 323-906-3185.

Happy reading, everyone!