Highland Park Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club is gearing up to explore ways we can “Build a Better World!” Starting Friday, June 2 children can register for the Summer Reading Club and pick up their reading log at the Library, 4700 Drexel Drive, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children use their reading logs to keep track of the number of books they read or someone reads to them over the summer.
Once children read five books they will receive a special prize. When children have read ten books and finished four creative tasks, they will receive a certificate, a T-shirt courtesy of Big Frog of Park Cities, and have a book donated in their honor to this summer’s selected recipient organization, Reach Out and Read. Special thanks to the Friends of the Highland Park Library for funding the book donation program. This summer the Highland Park Library and the University Park Public Library are teaming up again and both donating books to Reach Out and Read when children complete their summer reading logs.
Reach Out and Read prepares Texas’ youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. For more information on Reach Out and Read and its mission, please visit www.reachoutandread.org.
Throughout the summer, the Highland Park Library will host special community events featuring the Perot Museum Tech Truck, the Highland Park Department of Public Safety, and the Dallas Children’s Theater. The Library’s Summer Reading Club will end on Friday, July 28 with a themed event including activities, games, and snacks. The summer event series is generously sponsored by Christine McKenny and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
Summer reading helps children retain their reading skills and sets them up for a great start to the next school year. For more information about the Summer Reading Club and its special events, please visit the Library's website or call the Library Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 214-559-9400. The Highland Park Library is located at 4700 Drexel Drive.