About the Program

Join us this summer for our 2019 Texas Reading Club. Originally designed to help children maintain their reading skills during the summer by encouraging reading: the program has expanded to include Children (ages 0-12) and teens (Ages 13-17), and adults (18+). To register, join us at the Kick-Off Party on June 1 or register online at www.MyHuntsvilleLibrary.com. For every three books read or for every library program attended, participants will receive a raffle ticket. Tickets will be used to enter for a chance to win a raffle prize of the participants choosing. While supplies last, those who read at least three books will win a prize based on age group. Prizes will vary. The theme for this year is "A Universe of Stories!".


Important Dates

  • Summer Reading Program - June 1 to July 12  

  •   Kick-Off Party and Registration Opens - June 1, 1:00 to 3:30 PM  

  • The last official day to turn in the Reading Logs - Friday, July 19.  

  • The Summer Reading Celebration Party - Tuesday, July 23 at  2 p.m.

How to Register

Participants may register online using the links below or register in the library.

Registration for Children (0-12)     Registration for Teens (13-17)     Registration for Adult 18+      Click here to print all ages reading log.       
   
                       


The Raffle

  • The raffle will be drawn at the Summer Reading Celebration Party.

  • One prize per winner: once a person wins a raffle prize, he or she is not eligible to win another prize at this events. 

  • Winners do NOT need to be present to win; however, if they do not pick up their prizes by Saturday, August 10, the prize is forfeited.

  • Winners will be notified by phone if they do not attend the Celebration Party.

Frequently Asked Questions


I can't come to the library very often this summer.  Can I still do summer reading?

Yes, absolutely. Participants may register online. After the first 3 books are read participants may pick-up their prize at their convenience (while supplies last.) Attendance at programs is not required; but, the participant will not receive any raffle tickets for programming if they do not attend.


Can I turn in more than one reading log sheet?  

This program features only one reading log sheet per person.  However, a person may choose to read more books for a greater chance of reading prizes.


How will you know if my child read books appropriate for his or her reading level?

We want to celebrate the accomplishments of every reader. We trust the judgement of the parent, caregiver, or guardian to select books appropriate for their child's reading level. Remember, the goal is to maintain children's reading skill during the summer.


What counts as reading?

Listening to audiobooks, reading comic books, novels, picture books, or being read to--it’s all up to you. Our only request is that the reading must be done between June 1 and July 19.  You can re-read a favorite as long as it is during this time.


For the raffle, if my family member wins a prize, does that make me ineligible to win?

No, having a family member win a prize does not make a person ineligible to win.


What if I read a number of items that are not divisible by three

Raffle tickets are awarded after the third item is read. A person in this situation has two options, they may either accept 6 raffle tickets or may read two more books to receive 7 raffle tickets.


Is a Huntsville Public Library card required for participation?

A library or PC Only card is required for adults to participate. Children and teens may use their own card or that of their parent or guardian.

Contact 

For more information about Children's Programming, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel Kinner-McPhail at 936-291-5910.

​HISD Summer Reading Lists

Click here to access the HISD reading lists.


Summer Reading Kick off Party:

Patrons of all ages enjoyed coming to our Kick-Off Party for the 2019 Summer Reading Program. They enjoyed refreshments from H-E-B, meeting H-E-Buddy, the Kiwanis BBQ Fundraiser, and a Friends of the Library sponsored presentation of the Yuck Game Show all while registering for the Summer Reading Program.

Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show:

Dr. James Pennington from Texas A&M showed the audience various chemical reactions such as "Elephant toothpaste," liquid nitrogen, frozen bubbles, polymers, and the explosive properties of hydrogen and helium.

My Grown Up and Me Hair Class:

Tonya Collum taught the first My Grown Up and Me Hair class.  Participants enjoyed discovering how to style their hair for school and special occasions by learning how to make fishtail braids and how to use a curling iron for a fancy updo. 

Wild Things Zoofari

Children of all ages enjoyed an educational presentation from Wild Things Zoofari that featured animals like a genet, lemur, skunk, and more.

Animate a Name

Look at these kids learn!  Children who participated in the "Animate a Name" class over the summer learned the basics of animation and computer science in this creative program at the library.  

All About Birds!

Thanks to the Huntsville Audubon Society these families were able to learn ways to identify birds, decorated binoculars, and played "Bird Bingo!"  If you missed June's program, you still have a chance on Tuesday, July 16 to attend a Huntsville Audubon program at the Huntsville Public Library.  


20190625_133901