Summer Reading - Adults

Only Mysteries in the Library Adult Reading Challenge June 1-July 31. Colorful windows

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Track reading online this summer with READSquared!
Scan the QR code above with a smartphone to get started.

Fully Booked Adult Reading ProgramAlready participating in Fully Booked?
ReadSquared limits participation to one program at a time, but the library doesn't! Simply create a second account for the Summer Reading Challenge. 
Any books read between June 1 and July 31 can also be logged in Fully Booked! 

For more information on Fully Booked, the library's year long reading challenge for adults, click here.

Get ready to explore the mysterious and the crack the puzzle of imagination because Summer Reading is back! This year's theme is Only Mysteries in the Library, and no matter how readers solve the challenge, expect new discoveries, exciting prizes, and fantastic events. 

For every five books read (audiobooks count, too!) participants will earn a prize! Participants can earn up to a maximum of eight prizes. Those who complete all eight entries will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing. 

Pick up a paper reading log by dropping by the library, or go digital with READSquared, the library's online reading log tracker. Reading logs are available to print and download at home. 
Click here - English reading log
Click here - Spanish reading log

How to Participate:

Step One: 

  • Read or listen to five books.

Step Two:

  • Track the titles on READSquared or the paper reading log.

Step Three:

  • Win! Prizes can be claimed starting June 5, while supplies last. Prize pick-up dates may change depending on library accessibility.  
  • A total of up to 8 prizes can be claimed by completing all entries on the paper log or in READsquared. Program completion also qualifies the participant to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

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  1. Jun 1
  2. MiY Zone South: Sew a Corner Bookmark

    This month, pick up a kit containing all the materials needed to create an edgy bookmark. While supplies last. Adults.

    This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Grant #LS-249990-OLS-21).* (2021)
    Read On
  3. MiY Zone Valley Ranch: HIVE Project

    Personalize a pre-cut hexagon to decorate the Valley Ranch Library MiY Zone. Adults.

    This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Grant #LS-249990-OLS-21).* (2021)
    Read On
  1. Jun 8
  2. Tried and True Book Club: Vanity Fair by William M. Thackeray

    Discuss this month's selection with other readers during this group, held on the second Thursday of each month. The genre alternates monthly: One month, revisit the tried titles and the classics, and the next month, explore new nonfiction.
    Read On
  1. Jun 9
  2. Friends of the Irving Public Library Annual Book Sale

    Stock up on summer reading at the Friends of the Irving Library Annual Book Sale. Most items are $1 or less, and include books, music and videos for all ages. Proceeds benefit Irving Public Library.

    Location: 3000 Rock Island Road.

    Sale hours:
    3 to 7 p.m., June 9: Members-Only Preview. Memberships are available at the door.
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 10: Open to the public.
    1 to 4 p.m., June 11: Open to the public.
    Read On
  1. Jun 10
  2. Novel Fiction Book Club: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

    Discuss the selected title with other readers at this monthly book club. The title is available on Hoopla Digital, and print copies are available for checkout at Valley Ranch Library while they last.
    Read On
  3. SRC Craftastic: Mystery Bookmarks

    Create a mystery-themed bookmark. Adults.
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