The Houston Public Library (HPL) presents the John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program. Beginning June 1 through Aug. 1, kids ages 5-12 and teens 13-18 are invited to explore the unknown by participating in this year’s program, where they will earn reading and activity badges and unlock prizes. Free summer meals are available too for youth ages 1 -18 at participating libraries.

There will be animals, music, storytimes, performances, balloon shows, workshops and more. Kids can log in anytime to track the days and titles they’ve read. If they read at least 20 minutes, they can count that day. They can also unlock badges by logging minutes and attending programs. 

Parents and caregivers can read this summer as well and families who complete the program will win a prize. The summer reading program is free and open to the public. Visithoustonlibrary.org/summer or call 832-393-1313 for details.