Summer Reading

2021: Tails and Tales

The New Brunswick Free Public Library’s "Tails and Tales" 2021 summer reading program will run from June 19 through August 14. All ages, from 0 to adult, can win prizes by participating in the library’s online reading program at nbfpl.readsquared.com. See the videos below for how to register and log your reading using the ReadSquared website or the ReadSquared app. Adults: find more details about prizes on this page.

ReadSquared website walk-through video:

ReadSquared app walk-through video:

If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Happy reading!

Not sure what to read? Looking for books to go with the Tails and Tales theme? Check out this list which contains titles for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as for elementary, middle school, and high school students. All books listed here are available at the New Brunswick Free Public Library! (A list for adults is available in ReadSquared.)

Several events have been planned throughout the summer, some for all ages and some for specific age groups; most are virtual, but some are in-person and held outdoors! Please visit our Events Page for event details.

This program is made possible with thanks to the Association of Library Service to Children, Baker & Taylor, Constellation Energy, and the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.


The following videos were created last year, but may still be helpful!

Want to access e-books or audio books on your device, but unsure how to do so? Check out this video to learn how to download and use the Libby (eLibraryNJ/Overdrive) and Hoopla apps!

This video shows you how to access TumbleBooks, e-books just for kids!

Haven't used out "Door-side Pickup" service yet? This video shows you how it works:

There are also videos to walk you through the process of reserving library items using a browser on your computer, or via the LMxPRESS PLUS app on your smart device. As always, feel free to call the library at 732-745-5108 with any questions you may have!