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The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, August 5

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

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1. Register

Pre-registration opens on May 15 at 10:00 a.m. Registration is easy. First, register yourself, 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 magazines, books, comics, audiobooks, and attending story time -- 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 30 and August 5, and log them in the Beanstack app or online tracker. Then, if you need help getting started, watch one of our how-to 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

You'll earn virtual badges as you progress through the Mayor's Summer Reading Club. 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 give virtual tickets for the grand prize drawings.

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Prizes & Grand Prize Drawings

Logging your reading time and completing activities in the Beanstack app or online tracker will reward you with different virtual badges. Some badges will reward you with virtual drawing tickets, and others will reward you with different goodies to pick up from the Library! A community favorite, day passes to NRH₂O, will be returning as a reward for children who read 50 hours!* Adults have their own set of prizes and grand prizes, so be sure to stop by if you see that you've earned something.

When you complete certain activities in Beanstack, you will earn extra 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 your virtual tickets towards one prize or a few tickets in each prize pool for a chance to win prizes like...

Apple iPadRazor ScooterDrawing Kit
Nintendo SwitchLEGO KitsGift 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 5, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. No rewards will be available after this time. 
Winners for the grand prize drawing will be randomly selected after August 5. 

*NRH₂O day passes are only available to children between the ages of 3 and high school seniors for the 2023-2024 school year. Children must be present and have a valid NRH Library card to claim an NRH₂O day pass.

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

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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 PM 
Performances will take place on the 2nd floor of the library unless otherwise noted.

June 8Texas A&M Chemistry Show

June 15
Wild Things Zoofari

June 22Colors of Kindness Magic Show

June 29Wildlife on the Move - The Unhuggables

July 6Ramblin' Rita's Texas Tales

July 13Austin Reptile Show

July 20Percussion Things

July 27Creature Teacher

Upcoming Events for All Ages

  1. Mar 28
  2. Cricut Basics*

    Learn the basics of using our new Cricut Maker. Re...
    Read On
  1. Mar 29
  2. Storytime

    Young children, ages 3 to 6 years, are invited to ...
    Read On
  1. Mar 30
  2. Toddler Time

    This 30-minute interactive program for Toddlers (1...
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  1. Apr 1
  2. Pinterest Party: Essential Oil Roller*

    Create a custom essential oil rollerball from a li...
    Read On
  3. Cricut Basics*

    Learn the basics of using our new Cricut Maker. Re...
    Read On
  1. Apr 3
  2. Melodies & Motion

    It’s time to get movin' and groovin'! Melodies &am...
    Read On
  1. Apr 5
  2. Storytime

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

Chipotle Mexican Grill, NRH
Texas Rangers Baseball Club

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