Summer Reading begins May 22 and ends July 31, 2021. Children, teens and adults are all invited to read and earn prizes this summer. You will log every day that you read. We don't care if you read the newspaper, a magazine, a picture book to your kids, your cereal box, a gigantic novel, or listen to a book in your car.
A PDF file with all of the programming listed here is linked at the end of the article.
How to participate
- On your computer: Go to https://haltomcitytx.beanstack.org
- On your smart phone/tablet: Open your app store and download the “BeanstackTracker” by Zoobean, Inc. Click on “Find Your School or Library” and type in Haltom City Public Library. If you already have an account, sign in. If this is your first summer participating online, click on register and follow the instructions on the screen.
Return to the website or the app to log the days that you have read. Beanstack will let you know when you’ve earned a prize! Paper logs will be available at the library for children (birth through 5th grade).
Escaped from the Zoo: A puzzle for children, teens, and adults
What a way to start summer reading! Silly animals have escaped from their habitats at the zoo. The zookeepers need everyone's help to get the animals back to their habitats. Complete this challenge to earn an extra entry in the prize drawings: https://tinyurl.com/escapedfromzoo
Summer Reading Finale: Fun for the whole family Join us on July 31st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for an outdoors finale featuring comedian Brett Roberts as Professor Pop!
Children's Reading Program and Prizes
For every five days that you read and record, you can claim a prize!
Interactive Movie Kits
Movie kits are for families to enjoy while watching classic movies. These kits are first come first served.
Pickup begins June 7: Shrek Kit
Pickup begins July 19: Zootopia Kit
Family Rock Painting Kits
Spread a little cheer through your community as a family by painting some kindness rocks and leaving them around town! Pickup begins Monday, June 21.
Stuffed Animal Adoption Looking for a new, cuddly stuffed friend to add to your family? We will have stuffed animals with bios in the display case that you can come in, adopt, take home, and keep furever. This event starts July 6th. First come, first served.
Create Your Own Masterpiece Kits
Pick up begins the 1st of June and July. The kits will contain random craft supplies. The goal is to let your imagination run wild and create your very own unique masterpiece. Kits are available to patrons of all ages.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kansas will be doing a Live Storytime on Facebook. Miss Alison has also taken Storytime Stars online with prerecorded videos. Make sure you follow us @HaltomCityPL this summer to get your fill of storytime!
I Spy Library Edition
Bring the whole family to the library for an I Spy style scavenger hunt! Each completed form turned in will count as an entry into the grand prize drawing at the end of summer.
Chalk Art Fridays
Decorate the sidewalks outside the library every Friday (weather permitting)! Chalk and sidewalks will be provided.
Free Kids' Craft Kit
Craft kits are constantly available at the library. Registration is not required. Check Facebook for the latest creation!
Virtual Super Science
Miss Alison takes science online. Super Science Videos are posted to Facebook!
Teen Reading Program and Prizes
For every five days that you read and record, you get one candy bar, an entry into weekly and grand prize drawings. Read 30 days and receive a plushie. Weekly prizes consist of $10 gift cards to area businesses. The grand prizes will be $50 and $25 Visa gift cards.
Cosplay Wolf Tail
Make your own wolf tail out of yarn. Pick up starts May 31. For those entering 6th-12th grade. To register visit hcpl.ticketleap.com/teen-cosplay-wolf-tail-craft
Forge your own dragon egg using push pins. Pick up starts June 14. For those entering 6th-12th grade. To register visit hcpl.ticketleap.com/teen-dragon-egg
Craft your own lanterns by poking out the pattern. Pick upstarts June 28. For those entering 6th-12th grade. To register visit hcpl.ticketleap.com/teen-lantern-craft
Magical Guardian Painting
Paint your own magical guardian to protect you from the forces of evil. Pick up starts July 12. For those entering 6th-12th grade. To register visit hcpl.ticketleap.com/teen-magical-guardian-paint-kit
Adult Reading Program and Prizes
For every five days that you read and record, you get one entry into weekly and grand prize drawings. Weekly prizes consist of $10 gift cards to area businesses. The grand prizes will be $50 and $25 Visa gift cards.
Shelf Indulgence Book Club
The Shelf Indulgence Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the library.
June 16: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
July 21: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Take Home Craft Kits
Craft kits are available for adults 18+. Registration is required.
Sock Snake Draft Stopper: Registration opens June 7 at 10:30 a.m. hcpl.ticketleap.com/sock-snake
Mermaid Mug: Registration opens July 12 at 10:30 a.m. hcpl.ticketleap.com/mermaid-mug
Take Home Paint Night Kit
Kits include paint, canvas, brushes, and a link to a video tutorial. Paint Night Kits require registration and are limited to one kit per person. Registration opens June 21 at 10:30 a.m. hcpl.ticketleap.com/paint-night-kit-adults
Fandom Trivia will be online for adults and teens the third full week of each month. Watch social media for the links @HaltomCityPL.
Fandom Trivia Themes:
- June is Studio Ghibli
- July is The Office
- August is 90s Cartoons