Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Isn’t Just for Kids

By FPL_Amy

You didn’t think the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge was just for kids, did you? The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is back again with new tasks and activities to inspire you to read more this summer.

Read and log your minutes for a chance to win one of three bags of popular book club books. Earn unique badges, from the Caturday and Comic Connoisseur badges to the #ShelfieReader and Weekend Warrior badges by completing mini reading challenges and tasks. Entries into our grand prize drawings are earned at 300 minutes, 600 minutes, and 1000 minutes of reading. Read 10,000 minutes this summer for bragging rights, a badge, and an additional entry into our grand prize drawing!

For anyone looking to add more challenge to their reading, give our 13 reading prompts a try. Each reading prompt corresponds to a letter spelling out Frisco Library.

I’ve selected a few of my favorite badges below. What badges are you excited to earn? Visit the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge and login to your account to see a full list of badges, activities at home, and curated lists of book recommendations.

Ahh Zombies

Read a horror book.

Here’s a list of horror books featuring zombies to get you started.





Binge Reader

Read at least 3 books in a series.

Here’s a list of some of our favorites series to help get you started.





Read a book about cats on a Saturday. (Preferably, curled up next to your furry friend.)

Here’s a list fit for the perfect Caturday to get you started.




Comic Connoisseur

Read 5 comic books or graphic novels.

Here’s a list sure to draw you into the story.




Happy Little Accidents

Draw or paint your favorite book character.

Don’t know much about drawing or painting? No problem! This list of instructional art books will teach you how to turn your accidents into happy little accidents!




Hit the Road

Read a book with a road trip, train ride, etc.

Whether you’re interested in planning your next road trip or just want to read about one, this list has you covered.




I Read Diverse Books

  • Read a book from one of our #OwnVoice Lists
  • Read an award-winning book by an author of color
  • Read a book written by or whose main character is someone from a different culture than your own.

Not sure what to read? This list can jump start you into reading more diversely.



Mythological Reader

Read at least 2 books about mythology and complete an activity at home.

Classic mythology, retellings, and adaptations abound in a list we’re sure you’ll appreciate.





  1. Take a selfie with your "to be read" pile or the latest book you're reading.
  1. Share your “shelfie” on social media with the hashtags

   #FriscoReads and #FPLSummer

Looking for your next book to read? Give this #ShelfieReader list a go.



Weekend Warrior

Read more than 6 hours over the weekend.

All books on this list are guaranteed to take you six or more hours to finish.