Library Launches Summer Reading ChallengesPresented by City of Irving

Children, teens and adults will discover the power of a great story and uncover their superheroes within during Summer Reading Challenge 2015.

Children’s Summer Reading Challenge: Every Hero Has a Story
Fantastic reads, caped crusading librarians and powerful performers will have children on the edge of their seats all summer long. By exciting Irving’s youth about learning and improving their reading skills, the Summer Reading Challenge helps students stay on course academically while developing a lifelong love of books.

The reading program begins June 1; prizes are available beginning June 7. This year, children can pick up reading logs at any Irving library location until Aug. 15. Each log challenges children to read 20 minutes or more each day for seven days. Return completed logs to any Irving library  location to receive awards. Prizes include certificates, superhero bracelets, books, a make-your-own comic kit, swim passes and a gold medal upon completion of all five levels. Prizes are available while supplies last.

Irving Library Summer Reading Challenge - Every Hero Has a StoryEvery hero has a story, and children will uncover their own super talents, hear about larger-than-life legends, meet new friends and experience boundless fun at weekly events hosted at each Irving library. The event series kicks off June 6 with games, crafts and refreshments at the South Irving Library and continues until July 31. Programs take place at 2:30 p.m. weekly on the following days:

  • Saturday at South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive 
  • Monday at East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road
  • Tuesday at West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road
  • Wednesday at Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail

Irving Library Summer Reading Challenge - UnmaskTeen Summer Reading Challenge: Unmask
Calling all teens to “Unmask” for this year’s teen Summer Reading Challenge. Teens will have a blast at events that encourage their creativity and show off their mad gaming skills. Students can fearlessly get down and nerdy at book clubs and afternoon young adult author parties. Prizes and free books will be awarded to teens for meeting their weekly reading challenges. Reading logs for participants in grades 6–12 will double as entries into the Unmask iPad Mini giveaway. Limit one reading log/entry per week.

Irving Library Summer Reading Challenge - Escape the OrdinaryAdult Summer Reading Challenge: Escape the Ordinary
The adult Summer Reading Challenge is convenient, rewarding and a great way to model good reading habits for children. Prizes, including handcrafted “Escape the Ordinary” coasters, reading journals and tote bags, are awarded whenever an adult reads four books and turns in a completed log. Reading logs are available at all Irving Public Library locations.

E-Books and audiobooks also count toward Challenge goals. From June 1–5 all locations will host classes for adults who need hands-on help using the library’s digital services and are looking for suggestions on finding their perfect summer e-reads.

For more information, visit or call the events hotline at (972) 721-4612.

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