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

Adults and 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
Check out the grand prize drawings for children (ages 0-12)!

Check out the grand prize drawings for teens (ages 13-17)!

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. Check out the weekly drawings and grand prize packages for adults 18 and over. Adults can participate in three ways:

Create an account online.

  • 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

Or use your personal social media account.

  • Share a book review on Twitter or Facebook using @dallaslibrary #SummerReading and enter to win weekly drawings for tickets to Alamo Drafthouse.

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!






Donors

Carol and Steve Aaron; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Adams; LaMarcus Aldridge; Judy and Phillip Askew; Barbara and Randal Brown; CBRE; Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd.; David Deniger and Mara Batlin; The Stanford C. & Mary Clare Finney Foundation; Cindy & Art Harding; Hegi Family Foundation; Al G. Hill, Jr.; Lyda Hill; Herb Kelleher; Hillcrest Foundation; Ashlee and Chris Kleinert; Lisa & Peter Kraus; Lincoln Property Company; Sarah and Alan Losinger; Joy and Ronald Mankoff; Honorable Anita N. Martinez; Mike Myers; Lynn and John Muse; Erle Nye; Peter O’Donnell, Jr.; Sam Pack; Margot and Ross Perot; Aileen & Jack Pratt Foundation; Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Riggs; Cindy & Howard Rachofsky; Deedie and Rusty Rose; Ryan Foundation; Mrs. Annette Simmons; Mike and Mary Terry; Kirk Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. William Tsao; Ellen and Don Winspear; and Kimberly and Shannon Wynne