Summer Reading Programs suggested by Mata Librarian Shannon Thompson

Summer reading is the best way to keep your child’s mind sharp and ready for the return to school in August. Visit Mata Library’s Summer Reading webpage for information and links to these programs and reading logs, and check out these great summer reading options that can earn your student free things in addition to a sharp mind!

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY MAYOR’S SUMMER READING CLUB

Students and family members of all ages may register online or at a Dallas Public Library Branch. There is a free gift for signing up, and you can earn more prizes and coupons for reading! Reading program runs June 4-Aug. 6.

HALF PRICE BOOKS FEED YOUR BRAIN PROGRAM

Open to students up through high school. Read for at least 15 minutes each day in the months of June and July. Enter minutes read on reading log (available on website). 300 minutes = HPB Bookworm Bucks (each month)

BARNES & NOBLE SUMMER READING TRIATHLON

Read and record a few thoughts on the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon Reading Jog to earn a free book from a selected list of titles. Completed reading journals must be turned into a Barnes & Noble store between May 17 and Sept. 6.

SCHOLASTIC SUMMER CHALLENGE

A free reading program in which students log reading minutes and unlock new stories and earn rewards. Participants enjoy weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes for prizes, find books to read, and more. Mata is not participating as a school, so students will register online on an individual basis. Program runs May 8‐Sept. 8.