Tails & Tales

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Tuesday, June 1 - Saturday, August 7

Reading is fun, but sometimes you just need a little incentive – that’s where we come in! The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club (MSRC) is a self-paced reading program that encourages reading throughout the summer. Research shows that two months of reading and math skills are lost over a single summer, but reading just six books during the summer may keep a student from falling behind in the next school year. 

MSRC is a FREE program for all ages to participate in. Just keep track of how much you’ve read using our online tracker, and earn virtual badges in the process! It’s a great way to encourage yourself or start a friendly competition with your family and friends. Plus, we have a ton of FREE performances and activities for families all summer long  – whether they are virtual or in-person! 

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How it Works

1. Register

Pre-registration opens on May 24 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is easy. First, register yourself, and then add any additional family members (children and adults) as readers. This makes it easy to keep track of all of your family’s reading time on one account. Groups & daycares should choose the "register a group" option.

2. Read!

We believe reading activities of any kind should be celebrated. That means attending storytime, reading magazines, comics, books, audiobooks-- it all counts! The important thing is to have fun while doing it. 

3. Track & Log

Keep track of how many minutes you spend reading between June 1 and August 7, and log them in our online or app trackers. If you need help getting started, we’ve created some short videos to guide you through each of these systems. 

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4. Participate in Activities 

A new feature for this year's Mayor's Summer Reading Club is activity tracking. Completing various activities in our Beanstack app will enter you into one of our grand prize drawings!

5. Earn Badges & Rewards

As you log your reading time, you’ll earn virtual badges to display on your reading page! Once you reach certain milestones, you’ll be alerted that you’ve won a prize bundle-- hooray! Along with this notice, you’ll receive instructions on when to pick up your rewards. 

Prizes & Incentives


Earn badges and rewards for logging how much time you spend reading this summer! Log your hours using our online tracker or using the Beanstack app to earn badges. Once you’ve earned a badge that has a prize associated with it, you’ll be notified via a pop-up and email. 

Additionally, this year, when you complete certain activities in Beanstack, you will earn virtual tickets for our grand prize drawings!* You'll use your virtual tickets in Beanstack to select which prize drawings you'd like to participate in. You can put all of your virtual tickets towards one prize, or put a few tickets in each prize pool for a chance to win prizes like...

Apple iPadNintendo Switch*Razor Scooter
Barnes and Nobel Gift CardsApple AirPodsDinner for Two at a Local Restaurant

Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the North Richland Hills Library. All prizes are available while supplies last and may not be sold, traded, or otherwise used by participants for financial gain. 
Prizes must be collected by Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. No prizes will be available after this time.

*Grand prize drawings will be held in the following categories: children, tween/teen, and adult. Completing activities and submitting tickets does not guarantee a prize. Nintendo Switch is only available to teens & tweens (grades 6-12).


Special Performances

In addition to our packed calendar of events for all ages, you're invited to join us each Thursday for a special event with guest performers at 2:00 p.m.
Performances will take place on the 2nd floor of the library unless otherwise noted.

June 3
Dinosaur George Online*
June 10Austin Reptile Show Online*
June 17Ramblin' Rita's Texas Tales Puppet Show
June 24Critterman
July 1Tracy Dulock and Gryffindor the Trick Dog
July 8Sandy Shrout Puppet Show
July 22Wildlife on the Move
July 29Brett Roberts Magic Show

*Online events may be accessed from home, or you can join us for a live streaming event in the Library's community room.

More Upcoming Events for All Ages

  1. May 13
  2. Online Crochet Basics 4:00 p.m.

    Learn the basics of crochet in this introductory o...
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  1. May 18
  2. Pinterest Parties: Succulent Dream Catcher 3:00 p.m.

    Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher using ri...
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  1. May 19
  2. Outdoor Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Join us on the lawn at Stormy Plaza for stories, s...
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  3. Book Break 1:00 p.m.

    Like to read? Want to make new friends? Join us fo...
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  1. May 22
  2. Blood Drive with Carter BloodCare 10 a.m.

    Carter BloodCare needs our help! The current blood...
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  1. May 24
  2. Hop Along Storytime 4:00 p.m.

    Hop along the animal path to hear a story told in ...
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  1. May 31
  2. Closed for Memorial Day

    The library will be closed for the Memorial Day ho...
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The Mayor's Summer Reading Club is Sponsored by

Friends of the NRH Library

Information on Past Mayor’s Summer Reading Clubs - End of Summer Reports

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