Summer Reading Club

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233,810 minutes read out of the 600,000 goal

Check back weekly to see updated community reading progress

What is summer reading?

Summer Reading Club is an engaging learning program that encourages all ages to read over the summer for prizes and discover new things by attending library programs. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, young children to adults.

Why is summer reading so important?

There is a large body of research demonstrating that summer slide can cause students to lose 2-3 months of learning, even more for students in low income families without access to books. Reading over the summer prevents kids from falling behind in the new school year! Mansfield Public Library can help beat the summer slide with free educational programming and our Summer Reading Club.  Now is the time to sign up for our Summer Reading Club and beat the summer slide!

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  3. Beanstack FAQ's
  4. Help

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Need some fun and educational activities to do? Browse through our virtual programming videos that are available for all age groups. Mansfield Public Library has been hard at work creating virtual content that you can do at your own home. All programming videos will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Please follow @Mansfieldtxpubliclibrary on Facebook for the latest news and browse great crafts and tutorials by visiting YouTube.

Programming Calendar (printable PDF): 

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July Summer Reading Calendar in blue and green color

Boredom Busters

Mansfield Public Library is excited to offer Boredom Buster activity kits this summer! Each month will have three different activities to choose from. 

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  • Butterfly (Children)
  • Mini Plant Pot (All Ages)
  • Rustic Magnets (Teens to Adult)

July

  • Mini Monster (Children)
  • Beaded Jewelry (Children)
  • Zentangle (Teens to Adult)

These crafts are subject to change as supplies last. Feel free to call for availability. To get your Boredom Buster, call the library at 817-728-3690 to receive your kit at Curbside Pickup or stop by the library anytime we are open. One Boredom Buster per person per day, while supplies last.

Leaderboard

Here are the top readers from Mansfield schools. Check back weekly for updates.

Jerry Knight STEM Academy in the lead with 37,000 minutes