The Year of 21 Million Pages


Continuing the Challenge Fall 2021

The year 2021 is not over yet and neither is our challenge to read and log 21 million pages!

What do I do?

1. Read

2. Log into ReadSquared and record the number of pages you read. Remember that 1 minute = 1 page of reading.

3. Earn more badges as you continue to log your reading!

4. Help us reach our goal of 21 million pages by the end of 2021!

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Online Portal and ReadSquared app images

Access the ReadSquared App in the  Online Portal

Access the ReadSquared Login Page for Staff to record pages

Students -  Once in the app, search for Mesquite ISD (not the Mesquite Public Library) then click Continue with Classlink

District Staff - Once in the app, search for Mesquite ISD (not the Mesquite Public Library) then click Continue with ReadSquared. Your login is your district username (NOT the full email address) and misd1234 is the temporary password. Click on the Account button at the top right of the page to change your password to your network credentials.

What is Read Squared?

Read Squared is a program provided by Mesquite ISD Library Services that students & staff use to record the pages they've read.

How does it work?

READ -- Everything you read counts, even audiobooks!

EARN POINTS -- Every page you log adds one point to your score.

EARN BADGES -- Collect different badges as you earn points for reading.

What are some special features in Read Squared?

  • Create a personalized Avatar for yourself
  • Make Wish Lists of books you'd like to read
  • Get book recommendations based on the books you've logged
  • Access digital books directly from the app
Mesquite Reads


Brought to you by Library Services and the ELAR department.

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Reading a webpage or listening to an audiobook? Use this conversion chart to help you record pages.

Every time you scroll down to the next "page," count that as 1 more page. Example: You read the screen, scroll down once to finish - 2 pages.

Picture books & Early/ Intermediate chapter audiobooks
1min = 1 page

YA audiobooks
1.5 min = 1 page

Turn the hours into minutes then divide by 1.5.
Ex: 11 hours, 43 min = 703 min divided by 1.5 = 469 pages


Report An Issue (Troubleshooting)

Click the link above if you are having trouble logging into the app on your device or experiencing another issue with recording pages read.