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The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is an eight-week program designed to keep kids’ skills sharp over the summer and encourage a love of reading for all ages.

You and your child/children can sign up for the eight week program at any one of the 29 Dallas Public Library locations, the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmobile or online.

To earn the weekly prize:

  • Children ages 0 to 5 must read (or be read to) at least 3 hours each week
  • Kids ages 6 to 12 must read 5 hours a week
  • Teenagers should track each book they read

All readers may report any reading material including books, e-books, audio books and magazines. Kids who read 40 hours this summer will qualify for the chance to win a grand prize!

Need help keeping track of your child’s reading? Print out this logging sheet.

Adults can win prizes, too! Club members over age 18 who participate are entered into weekly prize drawings and two grand prize drawings just for adults. Adults can participate in three ways:

  • Log each book read and a brief review about it online or at their local branch
  • Complete a “Learning Track” online and explore new hobbies and topics
  • Share a book review on Twitter or Facebook using @dallaslibrary #SummerReading

Mayor's Summer Reading Club Events

More Ways to Win!

Teens! Two summer contests give you the chance to win great prizes by using Wattpad and Instagram. Click here for complete rules.

Enter to win an iPad mini or Dallas Stars tickets when you play these online financial education games at EverFi! http://dallasmsrc.everfi.com/

Keep track of all your summer learning by joining the Dallas City of Learning! Spend the summer doing the things you enjoy, hang out with experts, meet new friends who share your interests, and use digital badges to map out your journey.

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Mayor's Summer Reading Club Online Book Drive

During the eight-week program, Mayor’s Summer Reading Club participants have the chance to earn incentive prizes by reporting how many hours they read. Two of the weekly incentive prizes are new books that are provided to youth club members. Your gift will go directly to purchase these books!


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