Huntsville Public Library
2020 Texas Summer Reading Program:
“Imagine Your Story” with the Huntsville Public Library! The 2020 Texas Summer Reading Program will be virtual to promote social distancing while still encouraging literacy during this time.
The Huntsville Public Library has purchased READsquared, a virtual reading program tracker that allows patrons to record their reading on the READsquared app and website. Patrons who are not able to access the website or app may call the library to log their reading. Through the READsquared software, the library is automatically notified of when a participant has completed the program and can schedule a time for the participant to come to the library to pick up their completion prizes. Participants who complete the program will also be eligible to enter a raffle for more exclusive prizes.
This year’s four week program consists of four different age groups reading a specific amount of books to earn points towards a raffle ticket to win a prize. The program begins on August 6, 2020 and ends on September 6, 2020.
The age groups are encouraged to read the following:
The Pre-K 2020 Age Group(0-4) is encouraged to read 29 books over the course of four weeks. Each book is worth 35 points. The Children's 2020 Age Group (5-12) is encouraged to read 14 books over the course of four weeks. Each book is worth 72 points. Teens (13-17) and Adults (18+) are encouraged to read 7 books over the course of four weeks. Each book is worth 143 points.
Summer Reading Program registration opens August 6, 2020. For more information about the program, please click here or call us at 936-291-5472.
FAQ During Closures
The library will resume curbside service on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Patrons may reserve library materials online through our catalog or may call the library at 936-291-5472 to request a specific title. Once items are ready for pickup, patrons will be contacted. Patrons may pick up their items by ringing the library doorbell between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. The doorbell is located next to the library’s main entrance. Please have your library card number with you when you come to pick up your items. For more information, please contact the library at 936-291-5472.
Additional ways to continue enjoying library resources:
Our collection of free ebooks and audiobooks are still available to patrons through Libby and OverDrive. To better assist our patrons and encourage literacy, the library will allow people who have less than $5 in fines to access this free digital resource.
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Due Dates & Item Renewal:
The Book Drop and Drive Thru are open. All current due dates have been extended until 8/31/2020. Patrons may call the library at 936-291-5472 or text GABBIE at 936-274-7204 if they need assistance with their library account or interlibrary loan items.
The library is not able to accept donated items at this time. While we appreciate your generosity, we ask that you wait to donate items until the library is open.
Library Card Expiration:
If your library card is set to expire between 3/17/20 and 8/30/20, we have auto-extended your card to not expire until 8/31/20. These dates will be updated pending further information about the closure.
Thank you for your patience as we adapt to new ways of engaging with the community,
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