Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge kicks off with help from Dallas ISD students

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Read and get rewarded! In an effort to keep academic skills sharp and encourage the whole family to read every day, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joined students from Charles Rice Learning Center and community supporters to kick off the 2018 Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Charles Rice Learning Center students helped kick of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The free 10-week program, which runs June 2-Aug. 11, encourages daily reading of books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks and e-books. Presented by Epsilon, the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is a family affair open to children and adults. Participants can enjoy great prizes and more than 2,500 weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities offered throughout the summer. Registration is now underway at any of the 29 Dallas library locations or online at dallaslibrary.org/msrc.

While the Challenge officially begins June 2, people may register throughout the summer. Special kickoff parties will take place at every library location on Saturday, June 2. These include astronaut training camps, Black Panther movie parties, petting zoos, performers, Mad Science demos, magicians and more. (Check with each local library for specific details.)

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