Summer’s here! Now that kids are home from school for the summer vacation, families have a lot to consider. How will your kids stay engaged this summer with everything they learned at school throughout the year? To help keep kids stay sharp throughout the summer, the Harris County Public Library has announced its 2019 HCPL Summer Reading program. This year’s program has an out-of-this-world theme sure to please readers of any ages and, of course, a whole lot of exciting prizes to win just by reading. Get registered now!
The 2019 Harris County Public Library Summer Reading Program starts June 3 and ends August 3. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, this year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and features a summer’s worth of science and space-based events and activities designed to boost literacy while exploring STEM topics and skills.
Special summer reading program events this year include a visit by astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, CineSpace movie screenings, Houston Noir author workshops for adults, and even visits from the Astro’s Mascot: Orbit!
“Our Summer Reading Program gives patrons an opportunity to casually learn, discover a new story, expand their imagination and improve their literacy” says a library spokesperson. “Summer Reading programs also help students to avoid the ‘summer slide,’ in which many students lose some of the skills they learned in the previous school year.”
Students can register for the Harris County Public Library Summer Reading Program at any branch library or at https://hcpl.beanstack.org.
For more information about other special Summer Reading programs and events, visit the library’s official events and programs website or call 713-274-6690.