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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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