This summer, participants in the Library’s Summer Reading Club (SRC) have an opportunity to enhance their reading skills, enjoy new books and earn books to keep, plus give back to the community at the same time, thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Richardson Public Library. SRC members who reach a reading milestone are able to select a prize book for themselves plus add a coin to the “community chest,” each coin representing a children’s book that will be donated to the Network of Community Ministries. The books are given to children who may not have access to many books in the summer.

SRC takes place through Aug. 2. Toddlers to teens may track their hours of reading (or hours someone reads to them) to earn “badges,” receiving a free book after earning the first badge, with more chances to win a prize at the end of the program. Tracking is done online; sign-up is ongoing.