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The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to provide the READsquared Reading Program solution at no cost to all primary public libraries.


Why READsquared?

One size does not fit all! While READsquared provides easy to use pre-package themed-base programs (iRead and others), each library can customize their site, programs, patron engagement features, content, and activities that uniquely appeal to your community & learners of all ages.

  • Digital Badges, Prizes, Certificates
  • Individual, Family, and Group Accounts
  • Simple, Engaging Mobile Interface
  • Fully Customizable and Branded for your Library
  • Popular Themed, Seasonal, and 1000 Books Programs
  • Library and Community Activities
  • Hundreds of Learning Games for all Ages
  • Curated Reading Lists by Age
  • Readers Advisory
  • Moderated, Searchable Book Reviews
  • Integrated with your ILS and Catalog
  • Seamless Paper Registration and Logging
  • Un-paralleled Reporting and Outcome Measurements
  • Role-based Security and Permissions
  • Conversion of patron data from other Vendors
  • Unlimited Functional Support and Training


Register for READsquared TODAY!

Learn how easy it is to customize READsquared to meet your needs and target your unique community!  Recognize community sponsors through prominent logos and links. Oh yes, and unlimited functional support and training is included with your State’s subscription!


This project is funded by the State of Connecticut and the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library. 

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