Take the plunge into the Summer Reading Challenge! Oceans of Possibilities await this summer for those participating in the Irving Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.
On Saturday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. all three Irving Public Library locations will host smashing Summer Reading Challenge kickoff parties with fun for the whole family! Each will have games, balloon animals, crafts, and everything needed to sign up for the challenge. The Valley Ranch and West locations will have trackless train rides for kids, and South will have an ice cream truck!
Starting June 1, readers can track their progress on reading logs for babies, kids, teens, and adults. Reading time or titles can also be tracked online through ReadSquared.
Parents and guardians of little ones ages 0-2 are encouraged to participate in the Beach Babies challenge, which includes reading to them, singing, and play! Complete a baby log and return it to any Irving Public Library location for a prize pack while supplies last.
Kids up through the fifth grade can read two hours per week to win awesome prizes! New prizes are released every Monday. (Prize pick up will happen on Tuesday the week of July 4.) The summer is full of fun, engaging programs at all library locations. Check out the calendar or pick up a copy of Beyond the Stacks for more information.
Teens in grades 6-12 can earn prizes this summer by reading, writing, and more! Teens can turn in one log per week, and each log not only earns cool prizes but enters them into a drawing for an iPad. Teens will also get the chance to attend programs like DiY Geek Chic and an exclusive author event.
Studies show that kids who see the adults in their lives read are more likely to read as well? All adults are welcome to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, not only to be a good role model but also just for fun. For every five titles read, adults can bring their log to any library location for unique prizes. Be on the lookout for fun events such as a free-flight bird experience and sea shanty concert!
For more information on Ocean’s of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge, please visit the website, chat online with a librarian, or call 972-721-2600.