Summer Reading - Teens

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Teens in grades 6-12 can earn prizes by reading, writing and creating! Now's the opportunity to put away the school work and dive 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 fun teen library programs through out summer.

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.

ipad - you could win

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 tablet. Logs must be turned in by July 31 to be eligible for the drawing. Earned prizes subject to availability.


Crochet Club Limited Series-South Irving Library Teen Zone

 Mondays in June at 4 p.m. Join us to learn crochet basics.


DIY Geek Chic: Purrmaids & Octosocks-All Libraries

6/7, 2 p.m.-West; 6/8, 2 p.m.-South; 6/9, 2 p.m.-Valley Ranch

Dive under the sea to make a purrfect mermaid and sock octopus plushies.


DIY Geek Chic: Suncatchers-All Libraries

6/14, 2 p.m.-South; 6/15, 2 p.m.-West; 6/16, 2 p.m.-Valley Ranch

Catch the sun and spread flecks of color & light all around.


Oceans of Possibilities YA Author Teen Exclusive Party-West 

6/23, 2 p.m. Water you waiting for? "Sea" our guest authors Axie Oh, Natalie C Parker, and Sarah Tolscer during an afternoon party full of snacks and crafts.

Oceans of Possibilities YA Author Panel-Valley 

6/23, 7 p.m. Follow the party to Valley Ranch Library for the YA Author Panel featuring Axie Oh, Natalie C Parker, and Sarah Tolscer!

Watercolor Waves-South Irving Library 

6/29, 2 p.m. Paint the depths of the ocean using basic watercolor and resist techniques.


Anime Club featuring Ponyo-Valley Ranch Library 

6/30, 2 p.m.



DIY Geek Chic: Viva la Frida! South & Valley Ranch

7/6, 2 p.m. Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday with colorful crafts!


Love Your Skin-West Irving Library

7/13, 2 p.m. Be comfortable in your own skin! Learn basic tips & tricks from skincare pros.


Teen Movie Afternoon-West Irving Library 

7/16, 2 p.m.


DIY Geek Chic: Engraved Jewelry-Valley Ranch Library 

7/21, 2 p.m. Get your makerspace on and create custom jewelry with the Cricut and laser etcher.


Anime Club featuring One Piece-Valley Ranch Library

7/28, 2 p.m.


Hula Class with Della-South Irving Library 

7/30, 2 p.m. Learn a simple hula dance & history with instructor Della Marshall.


 *All programs open to teens grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted

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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.