Build a Book Scavenger Hunt

Build a Book Scavenger Hunt

What: Build a Book Scavenger Hunt - This activity can be done anytime, anywhere.  Sign up with Readsquared, choose a scavenger hunt list based off of age level or interest, and look around to find the items on the list!  Upload pictures of the items you find.  Complete a list for a chance to win prizes.  Each list is based off a book; if you can guess the book you will have an extra chance to win!

Who: There are lists for all ages!  Any person can do any list, though children may have difficulty guessing an adult book, and vice versa.

When: Starting in June; there are new lists each month!

Where: - While you are there, check out our Summer Reading program or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Why: Get out of the house and have some fun this Summer!

New to READsquared

Already have a READsquared account?  Skip to 'Add a Program to my READsquared account'.  Otherwise, to register, see below:

  1. Follow the link to the website or download the READsquared app from your app store.
  2. You may need to tell it your library: Lake Dallas Public Library
  3. Whether you are registering your entire family or only yourself, you will first need to register yourself.  We advise parents to create an account and then add children to more easily be able to track everyone using a single username and password.
  4. Enter your age.  If you are an adult and do not wish to share your age, you can enter 'adult' instead.  Choose which program you wish to sign up for.
  5. Enter your first name, last name and email.  
    • Note: If you wish to sign up for more than one program (as in, the same person wants to participate in the summer reading program AND Build a Book Scavenger Hunt), to more easily navigate between them you can add the program name after your last name, such as 'reading' for the summer reading program, or 'scavenger' for the build a book scavenger hunt.  You can change your name after the fact if necessary.
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  6. Choose a username and password.
  7. Now that your account is created you can add other programs or readers.  To do so, follow the instructions under 'Add a Program to my READsquared account'.

Add a Program to my READsquared Account

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to your Account menu and select 'Add Reader or Program'. 
    •  In the website, that is in the upper right corner:read squared options
    • In the App, select the icon in the left menu that looks like a gear, under Home.  You can also expand the menu to see the writing by selecting the arrow at the very top of the menu:
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  3. Select which program you wish to add.
  4. Enter the information for who is doing the program.
    • Age: if it is for an adult who does not care to include an age, you can enter 'adult'.
    • Name: first and last name.  If the person doing the program is doing more than one program, we suggest adding the program's name after the last name to make it easier to navigate between them:
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    • Username/password: this is not necessary unless the person being added prefers a distinct account.
  5. To switch between programs and/or readers, look under 'Reader Accounts' and select which account you want to access from the drop down menu.  On the website or the app, this is located in the left-hand menu with the person icon, above 'logging'.