DeSoto Mayor Summer Reading Program Invitation

DeSoto Mayor Extends Invitation to District Scholars to Participate in Summer Reading Program
Posted on 05/23/2024
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Get ready to embark on an epic literary adventure! City of DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor, who is a district alum, is thrilled to extend a special invitation to DeSoto Independent School District scholars to participate in the 2024 Mayor’s Reading Club Challenge.


“This year, we're challenging all schools to rally their students and faculty to achieve the highest percentage of signups for the 2024 Summer Reading Club,” said Mayor Proctor. “The school that achieves the highest percentage of student signups and participation will be honored with a grand prize!”


Registration opened Monday, May 20, 2024, marking the start of scholars’ journey to lead their school towards victory! 


As part of the challenge, students will begin logging reading time on June 3. Each day between June 3 and July 27, the last day to log reading time, participants will have access to literacy activities and are eligible to win prizes available for collection at the DeSoto Public Library. The top readers will be invited to an invite-only pizza party to close out a celebration of sizzling summer reading.


Parent and community involvement is key in nurturing a passion for reading and guaranteeing an exciting summer for everyone involved to support and encourage active summer reading.


To register and learn more about the program, simply click on the link below:


The City of DeSoto has a several programs available to scholars which include the following:

  • Teen Volunteer Program: 13- to 18-year-old teens can earn community service hours for working at the library this summer. Applications close May 31.
  • Live and In-Person Daily Activities for All Ages including performances, story time, workshops, crafts and more
  • Book Buddies Program for 13- to 18-year-old teens and young readers ages four to 11 who will be paired for weekly reading fun and activities. Registration closes May 31.
  • Free Lunches and Snacks available for all kids up to age 18 provided by City Square Summer Food Program on weekdays from 12:15 to 1:15pm.


For more information about these programs, visit or call 972.230.9661