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Kids who participate in summer learning maintain their skills and are better prepared to start school in the fall. Dallas Public Library makes it easy and fun! Sponsored by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library


  • Kids ages 0-18 who read or are read to at least 20 minutes a day can earn great prizes.
  • After logging 10 days of reading, kids earn a free book of their choice.
  • Each time they reach the 10-day mark, kids can pick up another prize, up to 5 times over the summer.
  • Kids who read at least 50 days by August 15 will be entered to win the grand prizes!
  • Log reading at dallaslibrary.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack app.


Complete at-home science, math, art and technology activities for more chances to win grand prizes.

  • See live animals, watch amazing science experiments, get easy crafting how-to, and much more!
  • Track your progress by earning digital badges at dallaslibrary.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack app.

SMART Summer Virtual Experiences

Help support summer learning with a donation to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. Funds are needed to buy more than 30,000 books.

2020 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Pizza Hut & First Book

Platinum Sponsors


The Eugene McDermott Foundation

MoneyGram Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Sam Pack Auto

Special Friends

Bill Bonds

Central Market/HEB

The Clampitt Foundation

Okon Metals Recycling