The Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club is back for 2024, encouraging students across the Metroplex to set and exceed reading goals while on summer vacation.

Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel will serve as the honorary chairman of the Rangers Reading Club and host two in-person readings in Dallas. Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Kirby Yates will join Nadel for the third and final event at Arlington’s George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.


Schedule of Public Reading Appearances

Tuesday, June 18 – 1 p.m.

  • Grauwyler Park Branch Library – Auditorium (2146 Gilford St., Dallas, TX, 75235)
  • Eric Nadel – Texas Rangers Radio Broadcaster

Wednesday, June 19 – 1 p.m.

  • Town Council Chamber – Auditorium (4700 Drexel Dr., Highland Park, Texas 75205)
  • Eric Nadel – Texas Rangers Radio Broadcaster

Wednesday, July 24 – Noon

  • George W. Hawkes Downtown Library – Chamber Room (100 S Center St., Arlington, TX, 76010)
  • Eric Nadel – Texas Rangers Radio Broadcaster
  • Kirby Yates – Texas Rangers Pitcher
    • Yates will read the playful children’s book “The Stink,” authored by his wife, Ashlee Yates, inspired by the Yates family’s late English Bulldog, Chubbs, navigating a new baby sister with silly humor and smells.
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Reading logs and additional information on the program are available at all participating libraries for students in grades K through 12. To become an official summer Reading Club All-Star, students will record the number of minutes they read Monday through Friday over four weeks.

Participants who complete their summer reading goals will receive an exclusive club bookmark with instructions on how to redeem a free children’s ticket to a Rangers home game on Sunday, August 4, versus the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, August 18, versus the Minnesota Twins, or Sunday, September 8, versus the Los Angeles Angels.


The following libraries are participating in the 2024 Rangers Summer Reading program:

  • Arlington Public Library System
  • Azle Memorial Library
  • Bedford Public Library
  • Bette Perot Elementary
  • Burleson Library
  • Carrollton Public Library
  • City of Balch Springs Library
  • City of Grand Prairie Public Library
  • Colleyville Public Library
  • Dallas Public Library
  • DeSoto Library
  • Duncanville Library
  • Farmers Branch Library
  • Flower Mound Public Library
  • Grapevine Public Library
  • Haltom City Public Library
  • Haslet Public Library
  • Highland Park
  • John Ed Keeter Public Library of Saginaw
  • Kennedale Library
  • Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library
  • Mansfield Library
  • North Richland Hills Public Library
  • Paris Texas Library
  • Rowlett Library
  • Traphene Hickman Cedar Hill Library
  • Watauga Public Library.

Visit rangers.com/summerreadingclub for more information.

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