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Summer Reading

Kids' Summer Reading

Summer reading logoLibraries Rock! Join our Summer Reading Club by picking up information at your local library. It’s easy and best of all, FREE! All children and teens may participate in a variety of programs throughout Madison County. From animal programs, rock painting, and STEAM-based learning experiences, the library has something for kids of all ages.

There’s so much to learn at the library. Summer Reading information will be available for pickup at any branch beginning May 25. On July 21, from 5-7 p.m., we’ll have a closing celebration concert at Lowe Mill featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo to celebrate Summer Reading. See a youth services librarian for more information.

Download our Summer Reading newsletter here

How much did our library rock last year for summer reading?

 

Click here for Summer Reading events, logs, challenges, and more

 

Be sure to join us at one of our Summer Reading kick-off parties!

Brickapalooza 2018

June 2-3 • 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

This family-friendly event showcases models built by the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club, local robotics teams, and features LEGO and Minecraft activities, games, and crafts. Tickets are $5 a person. Children ages 3 & under are free.

 

Summer Reading Kick Off:

Rockin’ Storytime in the Park

June 2 • 2:00 p.m.

Triana Public Library

Join us for a fun filled day of karaoke, arts & crafts, storytime, and balloon animals as we celebrate summer reading.

 

Summer Reading Kick Off: Mini MLS

June 4-7 • All Day

Downtown Huntsville Library

Ever wonder what it takes to be a Librarian?  Well now is a chance for children to learn how.  Participants will complete several self-guided and staff led stations and receive their mini-Librarian certificate!  Please check hmcpl.org/events for times each day.

 

Yarbrough’s Educational Reptile

Program

June 7 • 2:00 p.m.

Monrovia Public  Library

Children K-6 are invited to learn about reptiles in this “hands on” experience featuring 18-20 different reptiles from snakes to iguanas.

 

Rock Painting for Huntsville Hospital

June 12 • 2:00 p.m.

Monrovia Public  Library

Tweens and teens from 5th grade and up are invited to paint rocks with positive messages to donate to the Huntsville Hospital NICU Waiting Room. Hazel Green Rocks coordinator, Kathy Fitzgerald will be leading this program.

 

Summer Reading Closing Celebration

July 21 • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Lowe Mill

Summer is coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over yet! Your favorite librarians are ready to play at Lowe Mill,  give away great prizes and, celebrate Summer Reading with you. A variety of free, family-friendly activities awaits: face-painting, bubbles, games, a performance by Koo Koo Kanga Roo, and much more!

School Summer Required Reading

Click on the link to our LibGuide for required reading lists for Huntsville City schools, Madison City schools, and Madison County schools.

Programming Partners

Thank you to our programmers! These organizations and businesses offer free programs at your library to supplement the Summer Reading experience. Click on each link to learn more about these great partners.

Alabama Youth Ballet  

Animal Tales                                             

Burritt on the Mountain

Fitness Arts Center

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Huntsville Drum Line

Hudson Alpha

Madison Ballet Academy

Rise Raptor Project

Rocket City Rocks

Therapy Partners

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Yarbrough’s Educational Reptiles

Zaxby’s

Sponsors

Our 2018 summer reading program is made possible through a generous donation from Dr. Paul and Mrs. Christina Tabereaux as well as from:

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Without financial assistance from organizations like these, we would not be able to support such a fun and robust Summer Reading program. If you are interested in supporting Summer Reading, please contact Outreach Manager Mandy Pinyan at mpinyan@hmcpl.org or make a donation at huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org/donate (be sure to designate your contribution to Summer Reading).