Irving Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge is an all ages initiative aimed at keeping everyone, especially children and teens, reading during the summer months. Prizes can be earned for reading books, magazines, or listening to audiobooks.
This year busy residents can jump online to record summertime reading using Beanstack. This web site features colorful digital badges for meeting goals, gives relevant book recommendations, and sends you e-newsletters to stay connected to library events. Claiming awards is easy with Beanstack, since there are no paper logs to bring back to the library to show prize eligibility. Paper reading logs can still be picked up at the four library locations.
Build a Better World: Children up to 12 years This year's children programs build on the theme with activities including construction, science, music and magic. Read every day to earn great prizes including a free book, coupons for free meals at local restaurants, and a medal for completing the challenge.
Out of This World: Teens, 13 to 18 years Teens will enjoy two months of space-themed crafts, DIY / maker activities, movies and celebrations at all four libraries. Read five hours to earn cool swag or a free book, and get entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini.
Build a Better World - Adults Adults can make the world a better place while improving themselves with programs on local nature, recycling crafts, and even basic car maintenance. Help fill Irving Care's food pantry with the library's food drive that's part of the Summer Reading Challenge.