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.

Baby Prizes

 

Level 1: Book

Visit your home branch and choose a prize book! 

  

 

Level 2: Rubber Duckie

Read on and rock on with this 3" Elvis rubber duckie!

 

Level 3: Baby Key Ring

A playful key ring babies will enjoy! 

 

Kid Prizes

 

Level 1: Book 

Visit your home branch and choose a prize book! 

  

 

Level 2: Inflatable Guitar 

Rock on with your own 22" inflatable guitar! 

 

Level 3: Medal

Rockstar readers will be awarded with a reading medal! 

 

 

Teen and Adult Prizes

 

Level 1: Book

Visit your home branch and choose a prize book!

     

 

Level 2: Sunglasses

Choose from one of three styles of sunglasses! 

 

Level 3: Prize Drawing

Details about each Prize Pack are below. Winners will be notified by August 17th, 2018. 

 

HISTORY LOVERS PRIZE PACK

Take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded. Hear stories of the Allen brothers and historical information about the people, places, and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston on an hour and a half historian-led boat ride aboard Buffalo Bayou Partnerships pontoon boat, Spirit of the Bayou.

Winners of this package will receive two tickets to the boat tour and a copy of the book Houston Then and Now by William Dylan Powell.

 

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRIZE PACK

Winners of this package will receive a 3-month membership for a family of four at any YMCA in the Greater Houston area. Members will enjoy entrance to all YMCAs in the Greater Houston area as well as discounts on child care, youth sports, swim lessons, and activity programs for all ages. To help you in your path to wellness, this pack also includes a copy of Hello New Me: A Daily Food and Exercise Journal to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself (90 Days Meal and Activity Tracker).

 

 

FANTASY LOVERS PRIZE PACK

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest renaissance themed event. Transport yourself to a 16th century European landscape filled with kings, queen, knights, dragons, fairies, and all things fantasy. Winners of this package will receive two tickets to the Texas Renaissance Festival and a copy of the graphic novel By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan and Lee Loughride.

 

 

SPORTS LOVERS PRIZE PACKS

Close out the summer cheering on the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. Winners of this package will receive tickets to an Astros game and a copy of Hurricane  Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City.

 

 

MUSIC LOVERS PRIZE PACK

Libraries rock and so can you! Winners of this package will receive a $50 gift card to Cactus Music and two vintage style Cactus Music t-shirts (varying sizes and styles) as well as copies of volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the graphic novel series Blue Monday by Chynna Clugston-Flores.

 

 

A NIGHT OF THE ARTS PRIZE PACK

Treat yourself to a night of culture in Houston’s theater scene. Winners of this prize pack will receive two theater tickets to one of our partnering theater companies and a copy of Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.

 

 

WRITER'S PRIZE PACK

Love to write? This prize is for you! Winners of this prize pack will receive 2 free Annual Memberships to Houston Writers Guild, 2 free passes to their Indie-Palooza in September, and a set of books published by the group.

 

SIGNED COPY BOOK PRIZE PACK

Winners of this prize pack will receive signed copies of books from the following authors:

 

Jennifer Mathieu

 

Sophie Jordan

 

Kristin Rae

 

 

Harris County Public Library would like to give a very special thank you to the following companies and organizations for their generous support of our Summer Reading Program prizes:

 

BARBARA BUSH HOUSTON LITERACY FOUNDATION

 

HARRIS COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

 

THE GEORGE AND MARY JOSEPHINE HAMMAN FOUNDATION

BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP

 

CACTUS MUSIC

 

 

 HOUSTON ASTROS
  

 

HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD
 

 

THE MUSIC BOX THEATER
 

 

 

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

 

TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

 

THE YMCA OF GREATER HOUSTON