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Time to Catch Fish – University Park Library Summer Reading!

June 3rd, 2016 | by Michelle
University Park Public Library Fishing Derby

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s almost time for kids of all ages (preschool to high school) to get their summer reading on. The University Park Library “Take a Bite Out of a Book” Summer Reading Program will kick off on June 4 with the Children’s Fishing Derby at Caruth Park.

The pond will be stocked and the fish will be biting from 9 a.m. to noon. “Take a Bite Out of a Book” promises to be not only an exciting journey into the world of reading, but also entertaining and fun for all participants.

After the fishing derby, you can register online. Click here.


(All at 10:45 a.m.)

June 4 – Val Oliver/Whirled on a String – Yoyos

June 11 – Brothers Gromm – Puppets

June 18 – Willy Welch – Music/Stories

June 25 – Pipdillys – Music/Comedy

July 9 – David Cox – Drummer

July 16 – James Wand – Magician

July 23 – Clowning Around – Balloon Blobs

July 30 – Marshall Mitchell – Cowboy Music/stories

Each registered participant will be given a shark token with their name on it that will be displayed in the library. Toddlers to teens are encouraged to sign up.


Prizes will be awarded for 10, 20, 30 and 40 hours of reading.

Highlights are:

At sign up – Yard sign, shark token for UP with Reading board in the library

10 hours – Participation certificate

20 hours – Shark bookmark

30 hours – Book to donate to Reading Partners of North Texas

40 hours – T-shirt

The HPISD school whose students collectively read the most hours will be awarded the Readers Cup trophy. Hyer Elementary School is the current champion.

The program is sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Learn more about living in University Park. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

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