Summer Reading Program

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Download a copy of the 2024 Mayor's Summer Reading Club packet

Important Dates:

  • May 20th: Online Pre-registrations begins
  • June 3rd: Start logging reading time
  • June 3rd: Kick-Off Party
  • June 3rd - July 27th: Daily activities & prize collection in library
  • July 27th: Last day to log reading time
  • August 3rd: Pizza Party for Top Readers
  • August 5th: Last day to pick up prizes

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Book buddies

The DeSoto Library is excited to launch its Create Your own Storybook “Summer Book Buddies Program” June 18, 2024 – July 23, 2024. This is an all-volunteer program where teen volunteers from the community will read with a buddy (child) for 45 minutes and do enrichment activities for the last 30 minutes. This program is open to children ages 3-11.

Buddies will meet every Tuesday morning from 10:15 -11:30 A.M. You may register your child from May 9 - June 10 at Kids who complete the program will participate in ‘Debut Party” where they will present their book to family and friends.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please don’t delay. Sign-up your child today!

NOTE: Parents must stay in library during the program. Drop-off is NOT allowed.

For more info contact Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.

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FAQs about the Mayor's Summer Reading Program
Where Do I Sign Up For Summer Reading?

You can create or update a summer reading account through or by using the READsquared app on a mobile device.

Where Can I Download The READsquared App?
Why Should I Register Online?
  • Quickly log reading points on your own schedule
  • Log points to be eligible for different reading prizes
  • Access bonus features
    • Discover reading lists
    • Create your own reading wish lists
    • Write a book review
    • Keep track of past items read
    • Play a wide variety of games
    • Complete different missions
Why Is An Email Required?

The email is required to notify participants about free books at different levels of the program. It is also used for the raffle prize contests.

Do I Have To Have A DeSoto Public Library Card To Sign Up For Summer Reading?

This program is eligible to anyone who is interested in participating. Please note that any reading prizes or raffle prizes will not be mailed.

How can I contact the library for more information?

You can call 972-230-9666 or email

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¿La biblioteca ofrecerá programación este verano?

¡Si! Cada programa de biblioteca será digital.

¿Dónde me registrarse para la lectura de verano?

Despues que se abre el registro, puede registrarse en línea a través de o mediante la aplicación READsquared ( en un dispositivo móvil.

¿Dónde me puede descargar el aplicacion READsquared?


Por qué debería registrarme en línea?

Al registrarse en línea, puede notar rápidamente los puntos de lectura y ser elegible para los diferentes premios de lectura. Una amplia variedad de juegos y desafíos de misión están disponibles en READsquared. También puede ver listas de lectura, crear listas de deseos de lectura, escribir reseñas de libros y realizar un seguimiento de los artículos que lee.

¿Por qué se requiere un correo electrónico?

El correo electronico se requiere para notificar los participantes sobre los libros gratis a niveles differentes de la programa. También se utiliza para los concursos de premios de la rifa.

Como puedo contactar la biblioteca para más información?

Puedes llamar 972-230-9666 o mande un correo electronico a

¿Tengo que tener una tarjeta de la biblioteca pública de Desoto para registrarme para la lectura de verano?

Este programa es elegible para cualquier persona interesada en participar. Tenga en cuenta que los premios de lectura o los premios de la rifa no se enviarán por correo.