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Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Saturday, May 20 from 10 am - 12 pm
Drop by and help us kick off this year’s summer reading challenge! Join us in Town Center Plaza for games, treats, a giant inflatable slide, and more. Pick up your reading log to begin earning great prizes this summer. We'll be in the area of Town Center Plaza closest to the Library and the YMCA, where the Storybook Walk is (behind Town Center Elementary's playground). Event will be moved to the Library meeting room if inclement weather occurs. Can’t make it? No worries. All ages can pick up a reading log in the Library beginning May 20th.
Summer Reading Challenge
May 20 - 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 one of the popsicles 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 20. The last day to log your reading is Monday, July 31. All ages can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge.
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!
All participants that complete 15 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). Grand prizes for teens include an outdoor hammock, Spotify gift card with earbuds, LEGO set, Bluetooth speaker, instant print camera, Starbucks gift card with travel mug, and a gel nail polish kit. Grand prizes for adults include Amazon gift cards, J Macklin's gift cards, tickets to the Coppell Art Center, and tickets to the Dallas Arboretum.
Early Literacy Reading Log
For ages 0 - Pre-K
Elementary Reading Log
For kids entering grades K - 5th
Teen Reading Log
For teens entering grades 6th - 12th
Adult Reading Log
For adults ages 18+
Summer Programs for Kids
The library will have activities and performers for kids entering grades K - 5 every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday starting June 5. 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
All Ages Storytime is every Wednesday at 11 am for ages 0 - 5 year olds
Second Saturday Family Storytime is every second Saturday of the month at 11 am for ages 0 - 5 year olds
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.
We will also have a couple of special Storytimes at the Park. Visit our calendar for more details.
Summer Programs for Teens
The library will have activities and presenters for teens entering grades 6 - 12 throughout June and July 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.
End of Summer Reading Celebration
Saturday, August 5 at 11:30 am
Congratulations on reading all summer! Let’s celebrate with games, face painting, free burgers, and more! While supplies last. This event will take place in the Library Meeting Room and Library Parking Lot. We’d like to thank In-N-Out and the Friends of the Library for making this event so special!