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The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Tuesday, May 31 - Saturday, August 6

Reading is fun, but sometimes you need a little incentive to get started – 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. 

It's FREE to participate in the Mayor's Summer Reading Club, and all ages are invited to join in the fun! Keep track of how much you’ve read using the Beanstack app or online tracker, and earn virtual badges! It’s a great way to encourage yourself or start a friendly competition with your family and friends. Plus, there are a ton of fun performances and DIY activities for all ages planned this summer. We hope to see you at the Library soon!

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How it Works

1. Register

Pre-registration opens on May 17 at 10:00 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. Daycares who need assistance signing up can give us a call at 817-427-6818.

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 May 31 and August 6, and log them in the Beanstack app or online tracker. 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 

Completing different themed activities in Beanstack will award you with extra tickets for our grand prize drawing.

5. Earn Badges & Rewards

As you progress through the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, you’ll earn virtual badges. Some badges even award you prizes and tickets! Once you’ve earned enough badges for a prize, you'll receive a pop-up notification. Some badges also award virtual tickets for the grand prize drawings.

Prizes & Incentives

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Logging your reading time and completing activities in the Beanstack app or online tracker will reward you with different virtual badges. Badges at 15, 30, 45, 50, and 100 hours will reward you with a prize! A community favorite, day passes to NRH₂O, will be returning as a reward for children who read 50 hours!* Adults who read 50 hours will receive an additional ticket for the grand prize drawings. 

Additionally, 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...

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Gift Cards

Grand Prize Drawings 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 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. No prizes will be available after this time. 
Winners for the grand prize drawing will be randomly selected after August 6. 

*NRH₂O day passes are only available to children between the ages of 3 and high school seniors for the 2022-2023 school year. Children must be present and have a valid NRH Library card to claim NRH₂O day pass.

**Grand prize drawings will be held in the following categories: children, tween/teen, and adults. Completing activities and submitting tickets does not guarantee a prize. Prizes available vary based on the age category of the drawing.

Special Events for Kids

In addition to our packed calendar of events for all ages, you're invited to join us each Thursday for a special event for children with guest performers at 3:00 p.m.
Performances will take place on the 2nd floor of the library unless otherwise noted.

June 2Pirates: History vs. Hollywood

June 9Wildlife on the Move

June 16Professor Brainius

June 23Percussion Things

June 30Storytelling with Oba William King

July 7Dinosaur George

July 14Blackland Prairie Raptors

July 21Nancy and Her Friends

Bonus Events
These events are perfect for working parents! 

Saturday, June 4 at 11 AMThe Bubble Bus

Saturday, June 11 at 11 AMJames Wand: Secret Agent Magic Show

Friday, July 29 at 3:00 PMWindow to the Wild Bird Show

Upcoming Events for All Ages

  1. Dec 6
  2. Cricut Holiday Card Making

    Learn the basics of using our new Cricut Maker. Re...
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  1. Dec 7
  2. Storytime

    Young children, ages 3 to 6 years, are invited to ...
    Read On
  3. Trim the Tree with Santa

    Santa Claus is coming to the NRH Library and is ex...
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  4. Vegetable Gardening

    Growing food at home can be a rewarding experience...
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  1. Dec 8
  2. Toddler Time

    This 30-minute interactive program for Toddlers (1...
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  1. Dec 12
  2. Melodies & Motion

    It’s time to get movin' and groovin'! Melodies &am...
    Read On
  1. Dec 13
  2. Learn to Sew Holiday Gift Bags*

    Learn to sew custom holiday gift bags at this begi...
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  3. books + brews

    A nonfiction book club for curious minds.
    Read On
  1. Dec 14
  2. Storytime

    Young children, ages 3 to 6 years, are invited to ...
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  3. Book Break

    Like to read? Want to make new friends? Join us fo...
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  4. Make-it/Take-it Craft

    Drop by the Library for a fun craft for ages three...
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The Mayor's Summer Reading Club is Sponsored by

Friends of the NRH Library

The Friends of the NRH Library
NRH2O Family Water Park
NRH Fire Department

Alley Cats
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chick-Fil-A, Rufe Snow
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 
LEGOLAND Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
Raising Cane’s
Rosa’s Cafe

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