Summer reading is critical, not only for helping kids maintain learning while school is out, but also for fostering social-emotional development, discovering the joy of stories, and elevating the importance of lifelong learning.
Private and corporate funding provides the incentive books and prizes, supplies for arts & crafts and science experience and pays for professional program providers who bring quality experiences like animal encounters, storytellers, science educators and others to each of Dallas' 30 library locations.
Foster a Love of Reading
Children 0 - 18 who read or are read to can win great prizes.
Private funding is needed to purchase 20,000+ books and grand prizes.
Professional, high-quality programs are offered free to the public and help reduce the achievement gap
21st Century Skills
Science, math, art, reading and technology activities that help keep skills sharp
A Partnership with Education PV and CitySquare
Children who depend on free lunch programs during the school year are at risk of hunger during the summer months
Make an Impact on their Community
Summer is the perfect time for teens to gain experience and give back.
Grown-ups get a SMART Summer too!
Adults 18+ can earn badges and prizes for reading, attending programs and completing activities.
Lauren and Will Waldrop
Altrusa International Inc.
Linda and Steven Blasnik
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Sarah and Alan Losinger
Barbara and John Neill
Okon Metals Inc.
Erle A. Nye
Cynthia and John Rutherford
Kahn Education Foundation
The Harvey and Joyce Mitchell Family Foundation
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