Swoosh! Another Super-hero just flew by, Reading

Summer Reading Program Week 2. Over 500 people showed up for the Children’s Department’s Crocodile Encounter Reptile Show this afternoon and the whole library was alive and buzzing. There must have been 1000 super-heroes here today. (Me, exaggerate?) Some were learning how to use computers in our Computer Basics course; others were browsing the DVD, Non-Fiction, and Fiction shelves. Others yet may have been getting ready for the Young Adult Department’s Live Action, Hungry Hungry Hippos program here tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. This evening some are discussing the latest, greatest, creepy adult book at the Paranormal Book Club. What was your super-hero-self doing today? I hope it included some great reading!

Live Action Hungry Hungry Hippos


hungry hippos flyer

Don’t miss the first teen program of the summer! The hippos are hungry and need to be fed. Are you up for the challenge in a crazy, live action game of Hungry Hungry Hippos? For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 9 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Crocodiles in the Library?

The answer to this question is "yes"! It's our first "super" program of the Summer ~ Crocodile Encounter Reptile ShowMonday, June 8th at 3:00 pm, children and adults [of all ages] can come to the Children's Area to meet and learn about baby crocodiles, tortoises, lizards and snakes!  The Chick-fil-A cow will also be here roaming the library, meeting children, taking pictures and having fun starting at 2:30 pm!  Each of these events are FREE and guaranteed to start your week off in a "super" way!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information or access our online events calendar!

Summer Reading is Here! Be your own Super Hero!

Yes! Rain or shine, it’s Summer Reading time again, and we’re celebrating super heroes—like you! If reading is your superpower (or the superpower to which you aspire), check out our fun programs here, then sign on to one of our various reading programs and win prizes for doing what you love.

Adults who read or listen to 5 books or log 600 minutes of listening will receive a ‘Reading is My Superpower’ water bottle. They will also be eligible at the end of the summer for a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire.

As this week goes on our YA librarian and Children’s Department Reference Assistant will blog about teen and children’s programs coming up. Meantime, let me tell you how to document having become your own super hero by taking a super-selfie at our Photo Booth. You can borrow a super hero mask at the 1st floor reference desk and a selfie-stick for a long focus picture.

Have a great summer—reading!

Summer Reading Club Begins!

 Monday, June 1st is the start of the annual Texas Summer Reading Club!  This year's theme is "every hero has a story"!  There are reading programs for Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults!  Sign up at  www.HCPL.net and let the fun begin!  Children can read and log books, write book reviews and complete hero quest activities to earn badges on their profile.  After signing up, come to the library for a free "reading is my superpower" stretchy bracelet and then read 10 books or 500 minutes to receive a certificate and free book* (*while supplies last).  But, that's not all!  Every Monday at 3:00 pm, enjoy fun and fabulous shows and every Thursday at 3:00 pm come and watch a movie in the Children's Activity Room (call Library for movie title).  Check out our Summer calendar ~ There's a whole lot of fun waiting for you and your child at the Tomball Library!