Summer is just around the corner and for our family that means it’s just about time for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. We have participated in the program for two summers (yes, since Margaux was 1!) and we’re excited to do it again this year!
The program was started in 1993 to encourage kids to read throughout the summer and to keep their skills sharp while they’re out of school. Last year they added incentives for adults as well (which I was pretty excited about). The basic gist of it is your children log books through their online system and if they hit the goal for that week you get to pick a prize! For the adults, the program is broken up into two sessions (4 weeks each) and there is a prize drawing for each session.
If you’re like me and like to know what prize you’re working for each week, here is the prize schedule:
Non fiction book and Auntie Anne’s Pretzel coupon
Dallas Children’s Theater ticket and Legoland voucher
Pick 2 of 3
Ringling Bros. Circus Ticket (12 & under)
MSRC tote bag
Book & Benihana Kid’s Meal (12 and under) & SMU Meadows Museum backpack
Texas Ranger’s ticket, Chipotle coupon, & Nasher voucher
Zoo ticket and mood pencil
FC Dallas ticket, Mesquite Rodeo ticket, and a sticker
Book and certificate of completion
The kickoff for this summer’s program is this Saturday, June 7 with festivities at all Dallas Library branches (you can sign up and see the schedule here).