Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens, & Families

Summer Reading Banner It's Showtime

 

It's Showtime at Handley Regional Library System!

This year’s summer reading program features an all-star line-up you won’t want to miss—and we couldn’t be more excited!  You’ll experience live performances, engaging music, interactive stories, and other fun events all combined with the love of reading running all summer long, June 1-August 10. 

Win Prizes for Reading!

When you read, you win! Readers can win a free book and a ticket for a prize drawing to be drawn at the Summer Reading Finale on August 10th.  Pre-readers win a free book and a ticket for a prize drawing for every 30 books they read.  Tickets can be picked-up at any library location for every reading milestone. 

Register to Begin

You can register online or at any library location.

Adult Reading Program

We have a special adult reading program with prizes, events, and special programs.  See our adult reading program page for more information.

Upcoming Events

Preschool Story Time

June 26, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us as we sing with puppets, read some stories, and dance to music! Ages 3 and up. Bowman Library Children's Room at 11:00 a.m. Free! Early literacy enhancing activities include books, music, movement, and more. Contact: Donna Hughes at ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

STEAMWorks

June 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
  Join us for science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for curious minds! Ages 6-12. Registration required. ...

Toddler Time

June 27, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Enjoy an early literacy program designed specifically for active toddlers with stories, songs, and more. Join us after to play and socialize! (ages 3 & under)

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Baby Storytime

June 27, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Storytime for infants (birth to 18 months). An early literacy program designed to introduce your babe to the joys of books, language, movement, and music! Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more! Meeting in the Bowman Library Children’s R...

BreakerSpace

June 27, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
  Once a month we will explore how things are made by taking items from old toys to old technology apart. Let's see what makes them tick.  Tools and protective eyewear provided.  (ages 6-12) ...

Dance Party

June 28, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Music & Movement
Event Details:

Toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups are welcome to come boogie down! Meet the puppets afterwards! (all ages)

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Build Together

June 28, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Kids of all ages can bring their favorite grown-up and build together using LEGO bricks, blocks, and KEVA planks.

Crafternoons

June 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
  It's time to get crafty!  Participate in a variety of guided craft activities. Ages 6-12. Registration required. ...

Xbox Open Game Play

June 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Teens (12+)
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Older children and teens, ages 8 and up, can check out a controller for 30 minutes and play select multi-player Xbox games. Available games to be selected and set up by participants.  ...