Read the summer away

Reading can help students avoid the dreaded summer slump, and in Dallas reading can also get them prizes and free books thanks to the annual Read for Me.

Families are invited to join Dallas ISD’s Language, Literacy, and Social Studies Department for the annual Read for Me event in collaboration with Mayor Eric Johnson’s SMART Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Kickoff parties will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 25 Dallas Public Library branches. 

District staff will be present to help promote the summer reading initiative, help families sign up for library cards, participate in kickoff activities, and hand out thousands of free books to Dallas ISD students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. 

Find the party nearest you!

Activities include:

  • Lifesize Candy Land – Central Library
  • Community Carnival – Vickery Park Branch
  • All About Dinosaurs – Hampton-Illinois Branch
  • Kites! – Fretz Park Branch
  • Live animals – Prairie Creek Branch
  • Science Party – Kleberg-Rylie Branch
  • All About Flight – Bachman Lake Branch
  • Game On – Highland Hills Branch
  • Crafts & Games – Lochwood Branch

Visit for more info on the summer reading imitative at the Dallas Public Library.


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