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Summer Reading Challenges: Explore New Universes and Earn More Points

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As you know, Harris County Public Library Summer Reading Program's theme this year is a Universe of Stories, and we want to encourage you to explore that universe--maybe even step outside of your reading comfort zone and discover new worlds, authors, genres, peoples and places. One way we are doing that is by offering weekly Summer Reading Challenges.

Take any, all or none of the challenges. It's totally up to you, but if you do a challenge, you can get more points toward your summer reading goals and prizes (See ProTip below).

Want to take up the challenge, but don't know where to start? For each weekly Summer Reading Challenge, we offer a collection for you to chose from on OverDrive. Just browse, choose, and download to your smartphone, tablet or computer, or visit any of our 26 branch locations and ask one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members for recommendations.

 

2019 Summer Reading Program has begun....

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. Click here to Register.

Summer Reading Program 2019

We’re launching into summer this year with A Universe of Stories!

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 3rd and ends on August 3rd.

On June 3rd, you can sign up right here: https://hcpl.beanstack.org/reader365

SRP Prizes

Babies
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Astronaut Rubber Duck
Level 3: Star Photo Frame Magnet

Kids
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Coloring Book
Level 3: Medal and Certificate

Teens & Adults
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Ear Bud
Level 3: Drawing Ticket for Prize Pack*

Prizes will be held until August 10th.

Femme Fatales...Hardboiled Detectives... Red Hot Houston Noir Coming to your Library

Calling all mystery writers and noir aficionados for a rare opportunity

Explore a Universe of Stories with HCPL's Summer Reading 2019!

SRP graphic with a family of astronauts with books

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!

Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults.

 

Register Now!

Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. We have a wide range of edutaining programs in the library to spark the imagination and 

Summer Reading is about connection and community: write reviews of the books you read and share them on Beanstack, share your summer reading adventures on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Tag us! @harriscountypl #SRP2019 

The Page Turners

BecomingTitle to be discussed: Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life."

Seminar: Maximize Your Credit Score on Saturday

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 in the Fairbanks Library meeting room for a free seminar on to help you improve your credit score and prevent making mistakes that hurt your credit. Call us at 832-927-7890 to register. See you there! Check out all other Financial Planning seminars we have planned during the summer on our Events Calendar. 

SRP Program: Paint the Universe on Friday, June 21 at 10:15 & 11:15 am

  Children 5-12 years old will enjoy showing their creativity when they attend "Paint the Universe' on Friday, June 21.  We'll have a session at 10:15 and 11:15 am.  Children will get to see some inspiring images of the universe and then they'll get to paint their own concept of the universe on a canvas to take home.  All supplies are free and provided in the program.  Tickets are required.  They are given out at 10:00 am for the 10:15 session and 10:45 am for the 11:15 session.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program by assisting with the purchase of supplies.

 

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, June 20 @ 6:00 pm

  Looking for a fun evening outing for the family?  Join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 20 for Pajama Storytime.  This evening storytime features stories, songs, fingerplays, and a fun craft/  Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers and even bring a stuffed animal friend.  Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program over the years.

 

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