Summer Reading Program

Storytimes are starting back up on June 4th!

The children's department has been busy getting ready for a super fun Summer Reading Program! We've had a few questions about storytime starting back up now that the branch is open. We will start storytimes again on Monday, June 4th which is also the first day you can sign up for summer reading! The schedule is posted below, but in the meantime drop in to say "hello" and see our awesome new children's area.

*Please note that free tickets are required and will be available 15 minutes prior to the storytime at the reference desk. 

Mondays at 2pm- Lapsit (ages 0-15 months)

Tuesdays at 10:15am- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Tuesdays at 2pm- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)

Teen Open Mic Summer Series

Open MicLibraries Rock will feature an open mic segment for local teens to come and express themselves. We will provide the audio equipment and light snacks for performers and artists. Feel free to share a poem reading, an acoustic guitar solo, or even some dance moves. Everyone wishing to perform is encouraged to contact Naomi Macias at gp@hcpl.net for more information. During this time we will also offer Karaoke in between performers, so everyone can participate. Teen Open Mic is scheduled for Tuesday's at 6 pm during our Summer Reading Program.

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Sports Lover's Prize Pack Winner at Galena Park

Immanuel FloresCongratulations to Immanuel Flores who won the Sports Lover’s Price Pack at the Galena Park Library! Kudos to the Flores family for being supporters of the Galena Park Library and for encouraging Immanuel’s reading!

Summer Reading Prizes

We had a great summer at the Katy Branch Library!  There were lots of fun programs and so many people participated in our summer reading program, "Build a Better World."  If you participated and have not picked up your prizes, you have until Saturday, August 19th to get your prizes.  We still have plenty left so come on down!

Kids & Teens! If You Completed Summer Reading, You Earned a Houston Dynamo Ticket!

HCPL Summer Reading Program partner, the Houston Dynamo is offering a free ticket with the purchase of a discounted adult ticket to any child or teen who completed all levels of HCPL's Summer Reading Program. The tickets are for the Saturday, September 9 match against the Colorado Rapids.

Eligible kids and teens must pick up their ticket vouchers from their library branch by August 19 and call the phone number on the voucher by September 8.

Summer Reading Program Wrap-up

srpRegistration for the HCPL Summer Reading Program program has closed, but it's not too late to complete the program. Registered participants may log titles and activities until Saturday, August 12. Prizes may be picked up through August 19 (while supplies last).

Family Chess Club - Aug 5 & 8, 1:00-3:00 PM

Whether you are learning, expanding your knowledge, or just want to have fun, come by our Family Chess Club! Chess Club will meet this month on Saturday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 8, from 1:00-3:00 PM, in the Meeting Room.

This program is for school-aged children up to adults. For more info, contact the library at 281-360-6804.

Read-In!

All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join us on Tuesday, August 8 from 2 - 5 pm for a Read-In at the Fairbanks Branch Library! Bring your favorite pillows, blankets, or bean bags chairs and a stack of books. We'll be sitting around reading and sharing. Snacks will be provided. We'll be giving tickets out at 1 pm because space is limited.

Celebration!

The summer reading program is coming to a close. We had a delightful end-of-summer party. Take this opportunity to  log the books you’ve read and the things you’ve done. Come claim prizes! Be sure to keep coming to High Meadows for our resources and our activities.

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