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Austin Area Summer Reading Programs Compiled by Macaroni Kid Austin Area

(listing in Alphabetical Order) Get a Clue 2012 Texas Reading Club Theme Artwork by Bruce Hale The Texas Reading Club 2012 is Sponsored by participating Texas Libraries and


the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Austin Public Library Summer Reading Program (June 1 - August 26)

Join the 2012 Summer Reading Program at the Austin Public Library. Here’s what you do: 1. Sign up at the Library or online 2. Read, read, read. 3. Record the books you read and your opinions in your reading log. 4. Return your completed log to any Austin Public Library location between July 1 and August 26, 2012, and choose a book to keep. That's right, you earn a FREE book just for reading! Check out Online Event Schedule

Bastrop Tx Public Library Bastrop Public Library 1100 Church Street Bastrop, TX 78602 512-332-8880 HOURS Mon-Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm T & Th: 1pm-9pm Sat: 10am-4pm

Bee Cave Public Library Summer Reading Program Read at least 400 minutes, and we’ll put your photo up on our wall in your very own, personalized poster! Top readers will be entered in a drawing for grand prizes including a Nook Color®!

Cedar Park Public Library Summer Reading Program ●

Kick Off Monday June 4th 9:00 - 4:00 pm with Clifford the Big Red Dog from 10 - 12 bring your camera to take a picture with Clifford

The Library’s Summer Reading Clubs run from June 4th through July 27th and are open to all ages. The programs begin on June 4th with a Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Park Public Library. The book fair will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 4th and 5th, with special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog who will be available for visits and photographs from 10:00 am to noon during the Book Fair.


To participate in the Summer Reading Club, simply sign up at the Cedar Park Public Library beginning on June 4th and receive a reading log. For each 10 minutes of reading (or listening to) a Cedar Park Public Library book, the participant marks off one symbol on their reading log. For kids, with every 200 minutes read you earn a colored cut-out to display in the library’s window and special incentive awards and coupons! Teen prizes are earned for every 300 minutes read. Adults tally the time they read too! For every 400 minutes read, an entry form for a drawing prize is earned. Thanks to the support of local area merchants and businesses there are many terrific prizes to choose from! All books must be read from the Cedar Park Public Library or purchased from the Scholastic Book Fair. Audio books, newspapers and magazines from the library count too! In addition to the library’s regular storytimes, there will be special performers for Toddlers/ Preschoolers on Tuesdays, a book club for the Bluebonnet Book List on Tuesdays, weekly family movies on Wednesdays, special performers for elementary-aged children on Thursdays, and teen activities on Saturdays. A complete calendar of events is available at the library or online on the Library's Calendar Page. Participants in the Summer Reading program can also sign up for a Fable Fest punch card after they have read 1000 minutes. The card will be punched every time they read an additional 200 minutes. The children with the most punches will be crowned as royalty at the October 27th Fable Fest. The Fable Fest is a family day filled with games, music, crafts, costumes and family entertainment. This event is designed to help raise money for library enrichment.

Elgin Tx Public Library 404 North Main St. Elgin, TX 78621 512-281-5678 HOURS Tuesday: 10am-7pm Wednes.: 10am-6pm Thursday: 10am-7pm Friday: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm Sun-Mon: Closed

Pflugerville Public Library Summer Reading Program Children keep track of time spent reading in a log provided by the library in 20 minute


increments. Younger children who are not reading on their own receive credit for time spent listening to others reading aloud. Planned events (for adults and children) include story times, crafts, family programs, performers, and special guests. In June, there’s a treasure hunt and Kent Cummins will visit with his magic show, a live reptile show will visit the library and children will be able to pet small farm animals. In July, Dinosaur George, Hand-to-Mouth Theatre Puppet Show and The Amazing Aaron Juggling Show are part of the fun. The Library includes events for tweens (age 10-13) and teens (age 13-18) through Texas Teens Read. The Summer Reading Program includes adults! Adults who fill out a review form for each book read, DVD watched or audiobook listened to will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. Prizes include gift cards from local businesses: Cinemark Stone Hill, Flower Child Design, Maurices, and Pecan Street Station.

Georgetown Public Library Summer Reading Program Register for the Texas Reading Club online or the next time you come to the library. There will be a dedicated Reading Club computer in the Children’s Room during June and July so that you can record the books you read there if you don’t have a computer at home. At the end of the program, children who reach their reading goals will be eligible for the drawings for the grand prize in each age division– $100 savings bonds from First Texas Bank. This year Rachel and Chris Logue have donated a Wii as the grand incentive prize. There will be a drawing at the finale for this prize, too. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win!

Hutto Tx Public Library Summer Reading Program Registration starts June 5. Kids can come to the library and enroll in the program and receive a Title Log, A Time Log and a bookmark. Children can start reading and bring their logs to the Library once a week to get them stamped and receive the incentive for the week. At the end of the program, every participant will receive a Certificate signed by Governor Rick Perry. ●

June 5, 2012 4:30 - 5:00 pm Bonzo Crunch, The Clown Hutto Public Library 205 West Street Hutto, TX 78634 (512) 759-4008

Laura’s Library / Westbank Library Westbank Library 1309 Westbank Drive Austin, TX 78746 512.327.3045 Hours: Sun: 1-6 / Mon: 10-6 / Tues: 10-6 / Wed: 10-8 / Thur: 10-6 / Fri: 10-6 / Sat: 10-4


Laura's Library 9411 Bee Cave Road Austin, TX 78733 512.381.1400 Hours: Sun: 1-6 / Mon: 12-8 / Tues: 12-8 / Wed: 10-6 / Thur: 10-6 / Fri: 10-6 / Sat: 10-4 Summer Reading Program: June 2 - August 4 List of Activities at the Library

Lago Vista Public Library Lago Vista Summer reading program begins Wednesday, June 13th. There will be stories, music, games, and special entertainment, including a visiting Juggler’s performance. The first hour of the summer program begins at 10:00 a.m. for grades 3 through 5. At 11:00 a.m. the program is for toddlers through 2nd grade. 5803 Thunderbird Suite 40 Lago Vista, TX 78645 512-267-3868 HOURS M-W-F: 10am-6pm T-Th: 10am-8pm Sat: 10am-2pm Sun: Closed

Lake Travis Community Library ●

Summer Reading Program and Library Camps

Lohman's Crossing Shopping Center 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78734 Monday: 10am - 7pm Tuesday: 10am - 7pm Wednesday: 10am - 6pm Thursday: 10am - 6pm Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

Leander Public Library Summer Reading Program ● Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Bonzo Crunch 2:00 pm ● Moday, June 11, 2012 Kick off 10:00am until 12:00pm. Bring your friends for group photos - disguises (and treats) included! GET A CLUE is the theme this summer and we'll be tracking down great stories, investigating special events and amazing performers, and discovering fun prizes for all ages! The program runs from June 11th - August 3rd


Liberty Hill Public Library 355 Loop 332 Liberty Hill, TX 78642 512.778.6400 ● ●

Bookmark Contest Wednesday June 6, 2012 SUMMER READING KICK OFF ~ BALLOON ART FUN!! 10:30 am In the Pavilion

Round Rock Library Summer Reading Program 2012 Summer Reading Program--Get a your library--invites you to set goals and earn books and prizes for reading 5, 10, 15 or 20 hours between June 4 and August 6. Downloads: More details Your first reading log (teens) The Family Reading Challenge In addition to weekly movies on the big screen, readaloud programs, and crafts, we have tons of free performances, films and more (see a more detailed schedule below).

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The Reading program is for children from infant up to 12 years old. The Teen & Adult programs are for older participants. Register at the Taylor Public Library from June 6th through July 25th. Come to the library and pick up a Time Log. Record the amount of time read (in 30 minute increments) on your Time Log. For a T-Shirt: Participants must record 2 hours reading time. Hours must be reported by the end of the Summer Reading Program July 25, 2012. Shirts available until supplies run out. Qualify for a Texas Reading Club Certificate by recording 2 hours reading time. Hours must be reported by the end of the Summer Reading Program July 25, 2012. Participants will receive a prize for each additional 2 hours they read until supplies run out. Participants will receive an award for reading and reporting 20 or more hours. Top readers draw for prizes. Fun Events and Summer Movie Listings listed here

Wells Branch Library Activities (begins June 2, 2012)


June 15th - Semillitas de Espanol Learn Spanish through songs and play. Free! 10am - Infants 10:45am - Toddlers 11:30am - Preschool June 18th - Heartsong Music Discover how music learning supports all learning and have fun connecting with your child while making music together with songs, chants, dancing and play! Free! 10am - Infants 10:45am - Toddlers 11:30am - Preschool Storytimes: 0-18mos – Infant Storytime – Fridays at 10:00am 12-24mos – Monkey in the Middle – Mondays at 10:45am 18-36mos – Toddler Storytime – Mondays & Fridays at 10:45am 3-5yrs – Preschool Storytime – Mondays & Fridays at 11:30am All ages – Storytime & Craft – Tuesdays at 6:00pm & 7:00pm (ticket required) All ages – Storytime/French Storytime (alternating) – Saturdays at 11:00am Storytime & Craft - All Ages - Tuesdays at 6:00pm & 7:00pm - An evening storytime followed by a craft. Limited to 25 per class, tickets available 30 minutes before program. Mystery Science - Ages 8+ or with an adult (Suggested for ages 6+) - Wednesdays at 5:00pm Mysterious science experiments and demonstrations. Limited to 25 per class, tickets available 30 minutes before program. Arts & Crafts – Ages 8+ or with adult – Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Make fun artistic creations. Limited to 25 per class, tickets available 30 minutes before program. Mystery Book Club - Ages 6+ - Thursdays at 2:00pm June 7th - A to Z Mysteries (read any from the series) July 12th - The 39 Clues (read any from the series) August 9th - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart Video Game Nights - Ages 8+ - Thursdays at 6:00pm June 14th - Mario Kart Wii July 19th - Super Smash Bros. Brawl August 2nd - Wii Karaoke Revolution Mystery Board Game Night - All ages - June 21st at 6:00pm - Play new and classic mystery board games with friends. Mystery Movie Night - All ages - Thursdays at 6:00pm in the storytime room. June 28th - The Great Mouse Detective (G) July 26th - Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (G) Saturday’s: Bow Wow Reading Dogs – 12pm-1pm – Pre-registration required. One-on-one reading practice 7

with therapy dogs. National Reading Programs ● ●

Barnes & Noble Half Price Books

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H-E-Buddy Chuck E Cheese Pizza Hut Book It! Scholastic Summer Challenge Sylvan Book Adventure


Austin Area Summer Reading Program  

Summer Reading Programs in the Austin Area compiled by Area Macaroni Kid Publishers