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The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, presented by Walmart Sam’s 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 18 must read (or be read to) at least 30 minutes each day.

All readers may report any reading material including books, e-books, audio books and magazines. Kids who read at least 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks will qualify for the chance to win a grand prize!

Adults can win prizes, too! Adults modeling good reading habits is a sure way to encourage children to become lifelong readers!

Club members over age 18 will log the books they have read by entering the title and author (or publication) online or at their local branch along with a brief review about what they've read. Two prize drawings for adults will be held during the eight week program. Adults may select which prizes they would like their entries to go toward.




More Mayor's Summer Reading Club Events

Start the summer off right with a party at your neighborhood branch! Every Dallas Public Library location will have a Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party!

Arcadia Park Branch (2 parties) Saturday, June 6
Wednesday, June 10
1:00-4:00 pm
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Audelia Road Branch Saturday, June 6 11:00 am – 1 pm
Bachman Lake Branch Saturday, June 6 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Children's Center
Central Library
Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Dallas West Branch Saturday, June 6 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Forest Green Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Grauwyler Park Branch Saturday, June 13 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hampton-Illinois Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Highland Hills Branch Saturday, June 6 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kleberg-Rylie Branch Saturday, June 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakewood Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Lochwood Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Martin Luther King Branch Saturday, June 6 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Mountain Creek Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
North Oak Cliff Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Oak Lawn Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Park Forest Branch Saturday, June 6 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Lancaster-Kiest Branch
Saturday, June 6 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Pleasant Grove Branch Saturday, June 6 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Polk-Wisdom Branch Saturday, June 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Prairie Creek Branch Saturday, June 6 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Preston Royal Branch Sunday, June 7 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Renner Frankford Branch Sunday, June 7 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Skillman Southwestern Branch Saturday, June 6 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Skyline Branch Tuesday, June 9 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Timberglen Branch Library Saturday, June 6 1:00 – 3:00 pm
White Rock Hills
Branch Library
Saturday, June 6 1:00 – 3:00 pm




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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!






Donors

Carol and Steve Aaron; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Adams; Judy and Phillip Askew; Barbara and Randal Brown; CBRE; Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd.; Mara and David Deniger; The Stanford C. and Mary Clare Finney Foundation; Hegi Family Foundation; Cindy and Art Harding; Al G. Hill, Jr.; Lyda Hill; Herb Kelleher; Ashlee and Chris Kleinert; Lisa and Peter Kraus; Sarah and Alan Losinger; Joy and Ronald Mankoff; Michael A. Burns & Associates; Mike A. Myers; Alice and Erle Nye; Peter O’Donnell, Jr.; Sam Pack; Margot and Ross Perot; Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation; Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Riggs; Cindy and Howard Rachofsky; Deedie and Rusty Rose; Mrs. Annette Simmons; Mary and Mike Terry; Ellen and Don Winspear; Kimberly and Shannon Wynne.