Rockin' Summer Reading Prizes

Summer at Harris County Public Library means Summer Reading Prizes for all ages!

To earn prizes be sure to log your books, minutes, activities, and reviews on Beanstack

Every 100 points you earn, you are eligible for another prize until you earn 300 points and complete the program. Earn points by reading anything you want, doing activities, and writing reviews. Finish one book and you earn 10 points! Read for 30 minutes and you earn 10 points! Do an activity and you earn 5 points! Write a review to earn another 5 points! 

Once you have earn your prizes, please go to your home branch to pick up your prize. All prizes must be claimed by August 11.

Rock On With Reading @ Your Library This Summer

HCPL’s Summer Reading theme this year is “Libraries Rock!” and whether your jam is reading, coding class, art camp, robotics or, of course, music you will earn points toward cool incentives and prize drawings. We’ll even have a reading playlist to keep you rockin’ all summer long!

HCPL Summer Reading runs June 4 – August 4. There will be plenty of programs to spark the imagination and boost creativity at all HCPL branches.  The Curiosity Cruiser and library staff will also be spreading summer reading fun throughout Harris County communities.

 

Harvey Restoration Update, April 22 - 28

As our friends in the Bear Creek area know, we are putting the finishing touches on Katherine Tyra Branch Library in preparation for its reopening on Monday, April 30. As you can see in the video the Barbara Bush and Kingwood branches are looking more like their old selves every day.

UPDATE: Barbara Bush Branch Library reopens May 14, 2018!

Taking the Library to the Streets: HCPL Coming to a Festival Near You

It's springtime in Houston and that means festivals and fun galore in the great outdoors. Harris County Public Library's  Outreach Team and Curiosity Cruiser with Owlbotron and Northtale will be making the rounds in the coming weeks and we want to see you!

Shakespeare Festival presented by Harris County Precinct 4
Burroughs Park (MAP)
Saturday, April 21
1:00 - 7:00 PM

Bear Creek & Galena Park Set to Reopen

We are excited to announce that the Galena Park and Katherine Tyra branch libraries will reopen this month. Galena Park opens its doors Monday, April 23 after repairs to its roof and air conditioning system. The Katherine Tyra Branch Library at Bear Creek will welcome customers for the first time since Hurricane Harvey forced it to shutter on Monday, April 30.

Work is progressing at the Kingwood and Barbara Bush branch libraries, though we do not yet have reliable estimates for their return to service.

We want to thank you all again for your patience and support on the long road to recovery.

 

Reading for Glory: The 2nd Annual Tournament of Books Is Huge Success!

Harris County Public Library held the 2nd Annual Tournament of Books on Saturday in which teams of local high school students tested their knowledge of a set of fourteen books compiled by HCPL literacy staff. Saturday's teams were the winners of preliminary competitions to determine the team that would represent each of the eight participating schools.

The tournament consists of two parts. The first is a short answer Jeopardy-style round that tests competitors' factual knowledge of the books they read. The top three finishers advance to the championship round which consists of long form answers in which participants' interpretive, critical thinking and communication skills are showcased. 

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