Summer Reading - Teens

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Teens in grades 6-12 can earn fantastical prizes by reading, writing and creating! Now's the opportunity to put away the school work and dig into books teens will love! This year's program runs from June 1 until July 31 (or until all prizes are given out).

The Reading Challenge

Step 1
Pick up a paper reading log at the South Irving, West Irving or Valley Ranch locations, or try out the online reading log ReadSquared. Reading logs are available to print and download at home. Click here to download the Teen reading log.

Step 2
Log every 30 minutes of reading. Teens can also log 30-minutes' worth of reading credit by writing a short tale or creating art, rating & recommending a book, and participating with fun DIY take home kits.

Step 3
After filling out the entire log, stop by an Irving library location and show a staff member the log to pick up a prize! Teens using READsquared will need to see a staff member for online prize verification.

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Choose from a free book or a coupon to a local restaurant. Supplies are limited.


Teens can read as much as they want, but the library system can only accept one completed log from a teen per week.

Every badge earned or log turned it doubles as an entry into a drawing to win an iPad Mini tablet. Logs must be turned in by July 31 to be eligible for the drawing.  Earned prizes subject to availability.


DIY GEEK CHIC                                                                               Keep the brain active and stay busy with creative DIY Geek Chic Kits. Each free kit comes with supplies and instructions and can be picked up at any Irving Library.  Check out the complete list of upcoming events posted on the Teen Calendar page. 

FANTASTICAL BOOK NOOKS                                                       Unicorns and Dragons and Mermaids, Oh, My! Find a Fantastical Book Nook scenes hidden within each library's teen collection and claim a sweet treat at each stop, while supplies last.

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AppleSummer meal Program

Hungry children are more likely to have social and behavioral issues and face a more significant learning deficiency in summer that sets them back when they return to school in the fall. Due to the generosity of CitySquare Food, children ages 1-18 will be provided with meals during Summer Reading Challenge. This program is free and no registration is required. Visit our summer meals page for more information.