Summer Reading Challenge

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Summer Reading Challenge

May 21 - July 31

It’s easy to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Pick up a reading log at our Summer Reading Kickoff event or at the library. Each day you read (or are read to) for 20 minutes, color in a box on the reading log. Fill out the entry slips and return them to the library to win a FREE book and to be entered into the grand prize drawing. The first day to log your reading is Saturday, May 21. The last day to log your reading is Sunday, July 31. All ages can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Read/Listen Everyday

We encourage everyone to read or listen to someone read every day for at least 20 minutes during the Summer Reading Challenge. The 20 minutes of reading each day do not need to be consecutive. Reading to someone else counts towards your reading log. Prefer audiobooks? That counts too! 

Prizes

All participants that complete 10 days of reading can receive a free book of their choice from the Summer Reading Book Prize cart. Summer Reading participants will be entered into the grand prize drawing for every entry slip that is completed and returned by July 31. Winners will be picked from each age group (early literacy, elementary, teen, and adult). Teens can circle their favorite theme on the reading log entry slips to get a customized prize basket. Adults can circle their choice of grand prize on the reading log entry slips. Grand prizes for adults include two tickets to A Merry Cirque at the Coppell Arts Center, Amazon gift cards, and large library tote bags.

Summer Reading Kickoff Bash

Saturday, May 21 at 10 am

Town Center Plaza

Drop by and help us kick off this year’s summer reading challenge! Join us in Town Center Plaza for games, special visitors, treats, and more. Pick up your reading log to begin earning for great prizes this summer. Can’t make it? No worries! All ages can pick up a reading log in the library beginning May 21. Event will be moved to the library meeting room if inclement weather occurs. Park at the library or City Hall and walk to Town Center Plaza located behind Town Center Elementary and next to the YMCA.

Summer Programs for Kids

The library will have activities and performers for kids entering grades K - 5 every Tuesday and Wednesday starting June 7. More details available on our calendar. 

Just a reminder...

  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) while in the library. 
  • Adults must stay with children while in the Toddler Zone.
  • Our special performer programs are designed specifically for school-aged children. Only children entering grades K - 5 will be admitted. Parents and younger siblings are invited to wait in the Commons or browse for books in the library. Make sure you take your kids for a restroom break before the performance begins at 2 pm so they can enjoy the full program.

Summer Programs for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool Kids

Toddler Time storytime is every Monday at 10:15 am for 1 -2 year olds.
Baby and Me Storytime is every Monday at 11 am for newborns to crawling
Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:15 am for 3 - 5 year olds
Second Saturday Family Storytime is every second Saturday of the month at 11 am
Tickets are required for these storytimes.

Splish Splash Storytime at the CORE is back this summer! Enjoy a special storytime at the pool every Friday at 9 am. Intended for parents and children up to age 8. More details available on the calendar.

Summer Programs for Teens

The library will have activities and presenters for teens entering grades 6 - 12 every Monday starting June 6. More details available on our calendar.

Summer Programs for Adults

In addition to our regular craft and book club programs, we will also have some special programs for adults. More details available on our calendar.

Summer Reading Closing Party

Saturday, July 30 at 11 am

Congratulations on reading all summer! Let’s celebrate! You’re invited into the library for games, crafts, face painting, and more. Then pick up your burger from In-N-Out for a picnic! In-N-Out will be available while supplies last. Free tickets for In-N-Out will be handed out during the program in the library.