Upcoming Webinars

All state libraries have the opportunity to join a bi-monthly onboarding/ training. Please see the agenda for these trainings and dates/times to choose from below. Webinar attendees can go to the following site on the date/time of their choosing https://join.me/READsquaredTraining

There is no need to register for these webinars. These webinars are also open to any library needing a refresher on navigating the control room before summer reading.

Wednesday, May 12th @ 11:30am EST
Wednesday, May 26th @ 2:00pm EST

Onboarding/Training Agenda:

  • Overview of features in control room to customize pre-packaged programs
  • How to Test Programs
  • Pulling statistics with READsquared Reports
  • Advanced Features
  • Q&A

More information
Information Sheet for Public Library Staff (PDF)FAQ for Public Library Staff (PDF)

Post Program Recommendations (PDF)

Marketing Resources

Webinar recordings

READsquared Post Program Webinar/a>(held 5/22/20)

READsquared Setup Training(held 5/22/20)
Chat Transcript 5/22/20

READsquared Setup Training(held 5/11/20)

How to make the most of READsquared….All Year Long! (held 11/6/19)

READsquared Kickoff Webinar sponsored by the State Library (held 3/7/19)

Additional Q&A Session held immediately after Kickoff Webinar

The New York State Library is pleased to offer READsquared at NO COST to public libraries statewide!

READsquared is an online reading program solution. This powerful application offers customization and configuration of CSLP-themed summer reading programs and other reading and learning programs, as well as readers’ advisory tools for all ages and all reading levels.

READsquared can help libraries of any size brand their reading programs and increase registration and participation of individuals, families, and groups through activities, book lists, challenges, and more. The product offers a variety of features to meet each library’s unique needs.

Sign your library up today!

Click here to view and complete the sign up form.
Once you submit the form, your library’s customized READsquared site will be configured within 48-72 hours. When your site is ready, you will receive an email from support@r2stg.zohosupport.com with administrative access information.

Then log in to your READsquared site! If you are new to the product, please visit the help menu in the column to the right. There you can view training materials and submit questions.

See the full schedule of training dates and information on how to sign up at: https://portal.readsquared.com/r2kb/Article.aspx?id=10008

2021 Spring Training and Onboarding Dates

As part of your READsquared subscription, your library’s administrators and staff can attend free live trainings to learn more about running a successful reading program. In these one-hour sessions, we provide a step-by-step walkthrough of a READsquared site, including the administrator control room, and offer detailed explanations of all the features available for your patrons. All trainings and onboardings include a question and answer period.

Which one should I choose?

Onboardings cover all the basics of getting acquainted with your READsquared Site. These sessions are designed for new READsquared customers or new library staff using READsquared for the first time.
Recorded Onboarding

Spring Trainings are refresher trainings for those who have used READsquared and want to prepare for upcoming summer programs and possibly add more to their site. These sessions will cover the new theme, program testing, marketing, and advanced features.
Recorded Spring Training

How do I attend?

There is no need to register for these webinars.
You can choose from any of the following sessions and use this link to join:

Demo site available!

A demo READsquared site is also available, if you would like to explore the application’s control panel before signing up. Please click here and enter NYAdminTest1 for both the username and password.

To view the demo site’s user interface, click here.

If you have a technical question about READsquared, please email support@r2stg.zohosupport.com. There is also a support knowledgebase.

If you have a non-technical question about READsquared or Summer Reading at New York Libraries, please contact Sharon Phillips, Library Development Specialist, Youth Services, New York State Library, at 518-486-4863 or Sharon.Phillips@nysed.gov.

The State Library’s contract with READsquared runs from spring 2018 through December 31, 2022.  Through this contract, the  READsquared product is available only to public libraries and library systems. Schools and school libraries should contact the vendor, Systems Technology Inc. at  support@r2stg.zohosupport.com if they wish to inquire about READsquared or pricing.

READsquared SaaS – Data Security and Privacy

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

GREAT NEWS! New York State Library has purchased the READsquared APP for all public libraries in NY state


Benefits of using the READsquared APP:

  • As librarians perform customization and branding, offer new features, and present new programs they are immediately available within the APP.
  • As patrons join and log activity in the APP, all information is instantly available in both the web site and APP allowing individuals, groups, parents, and children to switch devices as needed for logging at home and on the go.

We recommend promoting the use of the APP on your READsquared site by adding the text below to your patron’s landing page:


Easily log your activity using the READsquared APP.
The APP is free for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Download the READsquared APP

Here’s how to add this to your READsquared site:


1. Go to Programs (Choose your first active and visible program on the list) > Text Areas/Descriptions > Right column.


2. Copy and Paste the text and images above into the text contents box.


3. Save and Back.

For more information on how to add this content, please email support at


*Libraries that previously purchased the APP will be included in the State purchase upon renewal.

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