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Register Now for Carrollton Summer Reading Program

Post Date:05/05/2021 1:36 PM

SRP_Book-imageCarrollton’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) will run Tuesday, June 1 through Sunday, August 1 and include age-specific programs for listeners (birth-4), kids (5-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-17), and adults (18+). Register yourself and your children at cityofcarrollton.com/READsquared — usernames from last year are still valid. Track reading minutes online or ask about physical reading logs to record books and minutes. Get rewarded for summer reading fun. 

"The Carrollton Public Library is excited to offer this year's Summer Reading Program," Jonathan Scheu, Carrollton Public Library Director, said. "The Library remains committed to offering high-quality services for our patrons during these unprecedented times, and this online program makes it easier than ever for children and adults to track books and minutes from wherever they are. Everyone in Carrollton can read with us this summer."

Read. Log minutes. Earn prizes. Participants earning 400 points will receive a book and one drawing ticket. A Library card is not required, however, it is encouraged and free for Carrollton and Denton County residents. Specialized programs include age-appropriate prizes, and all ages are welcomed to participate.

Earn prizes by logging minutes read. Prizes are earned at 400, 800, 1200, 2400, and 4800 minutes logged. This year's program also includes a Challenge card. Complete activities on the card and earn additional drawing tickets. 

Drawing prizes include items such as a Disney+ one-year subscription, a Chipotle Mexican Grill dinner for two, a $50 gift card from Amazon, Cane Rosso, the LEGO Store, 85°C Bakery Café, Books Kinokuniya, and more. For a full list of prizes, visit cityofcarrollton.com/READsquared.

Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) locations are open to the public. Both Library locations offer drive-through windows for holds pick-up. For current Library service hours, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library. The Library’s digital branch is available 24/7, offering access to a variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more. Holds and other inquiries can be made by phone during Library service hours or anytime online.

Wi-Fi accessibility is also available in both Library location parking lots, where residents can park and use the Wi-Fi for free by simply connecting to JRL Library Wireless or H&J Library Wireless using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. No password is required. 

Residents 18 years old and older, in good standing with CPL, can check out a mobile hotspot device for one week. The units are available from either Library location on a first-come, first-served basis, and the supply is limited. The hotspots provide portable internet access for schoolwork, job hunting, and technical skill-building resources to patrons and can be linked to smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library. To register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/READsquared or download the free app and create an account. For more information about the program and kickoff events, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Click here to download a copy of the Summer Reading Program flyer in English and Spanish

The health and safety of Carrollton citizens and staff remains the City’s number one priority. To ensure the safety of City staff and citizens, the City of Carrollton will continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including following sanitization practices, encouraging all citizens to remain wearing a mask or face covering, and social distancing when entering a City facility to protect themselves and those around them.

City staff will be required to wear masks to protect employees and citizens. The City asks all employees and guests to stay home if symptomatic and encourages all high-risk citizens to utilize virtual services when possible. City services can be accessed at cityofcarrollton.com/cityservices.

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