Even though school is out, it’s still “GAME ON” for learning! Children of all ages can level up their summer fun with Houston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Kids can earn reading and activity badges to beat summer boredom and capture awesome prizes!

Starting on June 1st, youth of all ages can register to the program at www.houstonlibrary.org/summer to enjoy a summer filled with reading and gaming.

Kids can earn a free book just by registering to the program and start earning badges to win awesome prizes such as free meals to Chipotle and Raising Canes, free tickets to Astros baseball games and Alley Theatre’s 39 Steps Play, and more. There are even prizes for pre-schoolers to enjoy including finger puppets, cute Mario Brothers bibs and Children’s Museum passes. PLUS! The top 2 readers at each library location win a grand prize!

All neighborhood libraries are also hosting tons of fun summer programming including exciting video game tournaments, interactive STEM workshops, visits by Texas Snakes & More, and more. Select locations are even hosting the library’s very own free summer camps, Camp STREAM. 

Parents and caregivers can read this summer, too. Adults can register to the Summer Reading for Grown-Ups program and earn free admission for 2 to the Museum of Fine Arts, a Kindle or even a Nintendo Switch Bundle for those gaming lovers.  Families (1 adult + 1 child) who complete the Summer Reading Program and write reviews for Summer Reading for Grown-Ups will win a Family Prize Pack!

Kick-off this year’s program at one of our kick-off events filled with good food, gaming tournaments, storytime with local celebrities, and crafts.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Events:
Thursday, June 1
12 PM – 2 P at Mancuso Neighborhood Library | 6767 Bellfort, 77087 with 100.3 The Bull Radio Station

3 PM – 5 PM at McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | 5411 Pardee St. ,77026 with Mega 101 Radio Station

Friday, June 2
1:30 PM – 4:30 P at Jungman Neighborhood Library | 5830 Westheimer Rd., 77057 with Mega 101 Radio Station

2 PM – 4 P at Collier Regional Library | 6200 Pinemont, 77092 with Mix 96.5 Radio Station

About the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more

than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or on Twitter @houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.

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