How to Participate

  • Register! Download the free READsquared app  and search for Bentonville Public Library or visit the READsquared Website
  • Beginning June 1, record minutes read and earn digital badges to celebrate your summer reading!

Key Dates

  • Summer Reading Program begins: June 1
  • Last chance to report hours: July 31

Virtual Programs & Resources

  • Score higher on reading achievement tests! (Roman, S., Carran, D.T., and Fiore, C.D. (2010). The Dominican Study:Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap. RiverForest, IL: Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science.)
  • Close the rich/poor reading achievement gap. (Alexander, K. (April 2009). Hopkins Study?public libraries determinativein school success. ODE, 72.)
  • Free voluntary reading is as effective! (Krashen, S. (1989). "We acquire vocabulary and spelling by reading: Additional evidence for the Input Hypothesis." Modern Language Journal73: 440-464.)


  • Program Sponsor: Friends of the Bentonville Public Library
  • The Arkansas State Library is providing READsquared with CARES act funding made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • Sponsored in part by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act & other generous donations to the Library.
  • Arkansas Arts Council
  • ReaderLink


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