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Imagine Your Story
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 1 - Saturday, August 1

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! Mayor Trevino will even recognize children who read more than 100 hours at the end of summer.

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1. Register

Visit library.nrhtx.com/onlinesrc to get started! Registration opens on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. As this is a new year, you’ll have a fresh start--this means you’ll need to register even if you’ve participated in past MSRC programs. 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 1, 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. 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. 

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Enjoy free events all summer long with your Library! Some events may be in-person while others streamed online. Due to limited capacity this year, registration will be required for all MSRC performances. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, June 4
2 p.m.Dinosaur George Online
⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, June 11
2 p.m.
Bubble Wizard Online 
⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, June 18
2 p.m.
Wildlife on the Move Online⋆ Register ⋆ 
Saturday, June 27
2 p.m.Nancy and Friends Puppet Show Online⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, July 2
2 p.m.Dinosaur George: Sea Creatures Online⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, July 2
6 p.m.Virtual Trivia Night for Adults⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, July 92 p.m.The Science of Spin Online
⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, July 9
6 p.m.Princess Bride Movie Showing Canceled
Thursday, July 162 p.m.Austin Reptile Show Online⋆ Register ⋆ 
Thursday, July 16
6 p.m.Library Labyrinth (Scavenger Hunt)
Thursday, July 236 p.m.Vesperam Live Stream Concert*Stream on Facebook*




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Earn badges and rewards for logging how much time you spend reading this summer! Some of our prizes this year include magnetic bookmarks, tote bags, finger puppets, book bucks, and annual favorites like a chance to win a ride to school on an NRH Fire truck!* 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 we have a special treat for all of our readers who reach 100 hours: Mayor Trevino will recognize all of our school-age readers who read at least 100 hours at our end of SRC bash on August 8.

*Fire truck ride entry is limited to elementary-aged children who are residents of North Richland Hills and attend NRH area schools or are homeschooled.
**Prizes must be collected by Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. No prizes will be available after this time.

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  1. Jul 14
  2. Virtual Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Storytimes will be premiered live on our Facebook ...
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  3. Teen DIY Craft: Marbleized Mugs 2:30 p.m.

    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a ...
    Read On
  4. Online Crochet Basics 4:00 p.m.

    Learn the basics of crochet in this introductory o...
    Read On
  1. Jul 15
  2. Book Break Online 1:00 p.m.

    Like to read? Want to make new friends? Join us fo...
    Read On
  3. Take-It/Make-It Craft 3:30 p.m.

    Join us for a different craft activity each week! ...
    Read On
  1. Jul 16
  2. Virtual Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Storytimes will be premiered live on our Facebook ...
    Read On
  3. Austin Reptile Show Online 2:00 p.m.

    Since he was a little boy, Michael Foux has been i...
    Read On
  1. Jul 20
  2. Blood Drive 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Blood levels are at an all-time low--help others i...
    Read On
  1. Jul 21
  2. Virtual Storytime 10:30 a.m.

    Storytimes will be premiered live on our Facebook ...
    Read On
  1. Jul 22
  2. Take-It/Make-It Craft 3:30 p.m.

    Join us for a different craft activity each week! ...
    Read On

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Thank You to our Sponsors! 

Friends of the NRH Library
NRH Fire Department

Alamo Draft House, NRH
Andy’s Frozen Custard, NRH
Chef Point Restaurant, NRH/Colleyville
Chick-Fil-A, NRH
Chipotle Mexican Grill, NRH
Roots Coffeehouse, NRH
Rosa’s Café, Hurst


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

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