Summer Reading at the Library

 

“Adventure begins at your library” is the theme this year. The Library will have events for kids, tweens, teens, and adults this summer.

Children’s Summer Reading

Visit the library for fun and adventure this summer. See amazing performers. Keep track of your reading to win prizes. Vote for your favorite cryptid.

Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up reading logs or to redeem reading logs for tickets to grand prize drawings.

Children’s Summer Reading Events

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ June 4 | 10 a.m. – Mad Science
πŸ„ June 18 | 10 a.m. – Mobile Dairy Classroom
πŸ•Ί June 22 | 2 p.m. – Terrence Taps: tap dancing
🌍 July 9 | 10 a.m. – Elizabeth Kahura: storytelling
🎢 July 20 | 2 p.m. – Staci Gray: music and dancing
🦎 July 23 | 10 a.m. – Austin Reptile Shows

Groups: Our programs are very popular so we cannot accommodate groups such as churches, camps, or daycares.

Summer Storytimes

Storytimes change during the summer. These storytimes will be from June 4-July 31.

🏞️ Storytime Playdate: Join us in San Gabriel Park at 9:30 a.m. Storytime + play! Storytime Playdate is on these dates: June 5 | June 12 | July 10 | July 17
πŸ‘Ά Baby and Me: Mondays & Wednesdays 10 a.m.
πŸ‘ͺ Family: Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30, 10:15, 11 a.m.
πŸ“š Sensory storytime: For kiddos with sensory issues. 10:30 a.m. on these dates: June 7 | June 21 | July 5 | July 19

Tween Summer Reading Events

Tween events are specifically for tweens ages 9-12. These events are ticketed and tickets are available at the Children’s Desk one hour before each event begins. Some events have limited spots available.

🎢 June 14 | 1 p.m.: K-Pop Party
πŸ“»Β  June 28 | 1 p.m.: KGCO Radio Mystery Show Adventure. Join this interactive old-time radio program with songs, sounds, and storytelling!
πŸ’… July 12 | 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Nail Art with Miss Linda: Paint swatch sticks and try out cool nail art techniques!
πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ July 26 | 1 p.m.: Matt Tardy Juggling Workshops

Teen Summer Reading

Teens ages 12-18 will choose your cryptid team this summer-Bigfoot, Nessie, or Mothman! Scoop a reading log and earn tickets for your chosen team by reading every day. The team with the most tickets at the end of the program wins! Redeem your reading log and pick up tickets at the Children’s Desk.

The winning team gets to decorate the Teen Space in the theme of their winning cryptid mascot. One grand prize winner will be chosen from the winning team and will receive a $100 Lark and Owl gift certificate and gift bag. Three runners-up, one from each team, will win $50 Lark and Owl gift certificates and gift bags.

Teen Summer Reading is open to teens ages 12-18, June 3 through July 26. The final day to turn in tickets is July 26.

Teen events are ticketed. Pick up tickets one hour before each event at the Children’s Desk. Some events have limited spots available.

🎢 June 14 | 3 p.m.: K-Pop Party
πŸ“»Β  June 28 | 3 p.m.: KGCO Radio Mystery Show Adventure. Join this interactive old-time radio program with songs, sounds, and storytelling!
πŸ’… July 12 | 3 p.m.: Nail Art with Miss Linda: Paint swatch sticks and try out cool nail art techniques!
πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ July 26 | 3 p.m.: Matt Tardy Juggling Workshops

Adult Summer Reading

Adults will have a jam packed summer filled with the tools needed to have their own adventures, starting with these two events:

⛰️ June 7 | 7 p.m.: Join us at the Library to hear Underground Texas Grotto present “Deep in the Karst of Texas: Conserving your drinking water, natural heritage, and the rarest animals on earth.”

πŸ¦‡ July 12 | 7 p.m.: Native Plant Society of Texas will give a talk about bats as pollinators. They will be hosting a bat walkΒ  on July 13 at the McNeil bridge in Round Rock.

Starting June 1, Adults ages 18+ can also go to this URL to save their own BOOKS card. Once you complete a line on your BOOKS card, you can visit the main circulation desk at the Library to claim a prize and get a ticket for a prize drawing.

The Library will also have a travel map to put pins into to show where you’ve traveled and where you would like to go.

Prize options include three gift packs:

Adventure at Home
Exit game, Scratch off map; Games on the Go; GardenCube hydroponic cube

Camping Adventure
Waterproof bags; Lifestraw, LED lanterns, s’mores roasting sticks

Adventure Challenge
Adventure Challenge book with mini polaroid camera