May is National Get Caught Reading Month. Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.

Reading can be a pleasurable activity or merely practical, but reading is an essential skill in our society. Studies show that if a child is not reading proficient by the end of 3rd grade they are often left behind and are more at risk for dropping out of school. Reading ability affects not only success in school but a person’s life-long earning potential. Your library continues to build their collection to include the latest fiction and non-fiction books and is always adding more options to provide the most current information in the most accessible format for patrons. We encourage you to enjoy printed books and magazines or access your favorite online media and to share your love of reading with the young children in your life.

The following are some of the books and services you might enjoy during Get Caught Reading Month:

Adult Books:

  • The Lost Order-Steve Berry

  • Fallout-Sara Paretsky

  • South and West-Joan Didion

  • The Healthy Bones: Nutrition Plan and Cookbook-Laura Kelly

Teen Books: 

  • Miss Peregrine series-Ransom Riggs

Children’s Books:

  • Magic Treehouse series-Mary Pope Osborne

Other Media:

  • A Dog’s Purpose-DVD

  • Gold-DVD

Options using Hoopla Digital:

  • Hidden Figures-Margot Lee Shetterby-Audiobook

  • A Man Called Ove-Fredrik Backman-Audiobook

  • Moana-Deluxe Edition Soundtrack

  • Hamilton-Original Broadway Cast Recording

If you would like to learn more about Friends of the Rowlett Public Library and how it is helping the library to expand its collection and options for patrons, go to the Facebook page at


Friends of the Rowlett Public Library needs new members to help prepare for the Grand Re-opening scheduled for fall of 2017. By joining Friends of the Rowlett Public Library you can help chart the course of the library’s future through raising awareness of library programs or helping with specific programs throughout the year. Your membership provides the opportunity to improve the Library’s facilities and services by serving as a Board Member, assisting the Membership or Publicity Committees or helping with special events. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Library. Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $100 for clubs or associations and $150 for businesses and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Past donations have provided books, computer and audiovisual equipment, and funds for the Summer Reading Program.

Friends of the Rowlett Public Library, Inc.

P.O. Box 914 Rowlett, TX 75030-0914