Summer at the Library

Summer Reading Events

Help us break last year's record of 94,107 minutes read by 274 participants

Scroll down to see more weekly events and special programs or download a PDF of the Summer Reading Club brochure, which includes a registration form.

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  1. Sat, Jul 22

    Family Movie Matinee: Trolls Enjoy free popcorn and family movies Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Center (in the Library)...
  1. Tue, Jul 25

    Summer Reading: Toddler Time (ages 0-3) A fun, rhythmic lap-sit program of songs, rhymes, and stories. Followed by free play time. Each even...
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Kids look forward to wonderful lazy days of summer all year long. Then, after about two weeks, the "I'm bored...!" complaints can start to set in. Let us help keep them busy and learning! The Mayor's Summer Reading Club is an eight-week program for both children and adults that's designed to keep kids' skills sharp over the summer break, provide opportunities for family time, and encourage a love of reading for all ages.

Registration now for the 2017 Mayor's Summer Reading Club! The program runs from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, July 29. As soon as you've reached a goal for your age group, stop by the Kennedale Library to choose your prize!

When your nose isn't buried in a book, join us for our exciting summer programs at your Kennedale Public Library (316 W 3rd Street):


Special Events


  • Summer Reading Kickoff Party featuring the Perot Museum Tech Truck: Saturday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Visit with Ronald McDonald: Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Mad Scientists: Saturday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m.
  • TML Read Across Texas: Book Discussion and Film Screening of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk": Saturday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m. (adults)
  • Summer Reading Club Finale and Recognition: Saturday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m.

Weekly Programs

* Each event is geared towards the age group listed, but these are suggestions, rather than rules. Of course, siblings are always welcome!
  • Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. (ages 0-3*)
  • Elementary STEM Club: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (grades K-4*)
  • Family Board Games: Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. (all ages)
  • Junior High STEM Club: Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. (grades 5-8*)
  • Summer Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 0-5*)
  • LEGO Club: Fridays at 4:00 p.m. (grades K-4*)
  • Family Movie Matinees: Enjoy free popcorn and family movies Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Center (in the Library)
    • June 17  |  Annie (2014, PG, 1h 58 min): A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
    • June 24  |  Moana (2016, PG, 1h 47 min): In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
    • July 8  |  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, G, 1h 40 min): Charlie receives a golden ticket, redeemable for a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. He soon finds out that there's an adventure in everything.
    • July 15  |  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016, PG-13, 2h 7 min): When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
    • July 22  |  Trolls (2016, PG, 1h 32 min): After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

TBA Books 2017

Each year, the library purchases the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees. Due to the popularity of these books, each child is only allowed to check out one book from the TBA list at a time.