John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program

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John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program

June 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Explore the Unknown with SRP! Receive a free book and lanyard just for registering. Then earn more free books and pins to decorate your lanyard by reaching reading goals and exploring the world around you!

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2019 SRP Events

Jelly Belly Schmelly Show: Balloon Pop Art Workshop
Learn the basics in balloon art creation! Participants will make a balloon sword, a balloon dog, balloon flower and balloon hat. Ages 8+.
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30AM
Tuttle Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 19 | 3PM
Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | Thursday, July 18 | 1PM

Jelly Belly Schmelly Show: Balloon Show
Join Jelly Belly Schmelly and HPL for balloon wonder and awe! This high energy show has audience participation, music and lots of balloons.  Ages 5-12.
Scenic Woods Regional Library | Wednesday, June 19 | 10:30AM
Johnson Neighborhood Library |Tuesday,  June 25 | 11AM
HPL Express Discovery Green | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:30AM
Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, July 9 | 3:30PM
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 10 | 10:30AM
Moody Neighborhood Library |Wednesday,  July 17 | 10:30AM
Young Neighborhood Library |Tuesday, July 23 | 1PM
Smith Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 24 | 10:30AM

Jelly Belly Schmelly Show: The World of Magical Bubbles
Let’s explore the magic world of bubbles! Shelly McBubbles will blow some mind "blowing bubbles" for the audience while they learn about the simple science and art of bubbles.  Ages Infant-12.
Looscan Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 19 | 3:30PM
Mancuso Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 31 | 10:30AM
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library |Wednesday,  July 31 | 1:30PM

HPL Digizine Project
Calling tweens and teens! Instructors from Writers in the Schools will teach participants how to create an original zine (independent magazine). Individual pages from teen-produced zines will be scanned and gathered together into the first ever HPL Digizine Project! Space is limited. Please contact your library for details. Ages 9-18. 
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning
Thursday, May 16 | 4 PM

Central Library
Thursday, June 6 | 2 PM

Henington-Alief Regional Library
Monday, May 20 | 3:30 PM
Monday, June 17 | 3:30 PM
Saturday, June 22 | 10 AM

HPL Express Southwest
Wednesday, June 19 | 10 AM

Park Place Regional Library
Saturday, May 18 | 2 PM
Saturday, June 15 | 2 PM
Saturday, June 22 | 2 PM

Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library
Saturday, June 15 | 1:30 PM

Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
Saturday, May 25 | 2 PM

The African American Library at the Gregory School
Tuesday, May 7 | 3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 4 | 3:30 PM

Vinson Neighborhood Library
Monday, August 5 | 3 PM
Tuesday, August 6 | 3 PM
Wednesday, August 7 | 3 PM
Thursday, August 8 | 3 PM

Indigo Entertainment: African Dance & Drumming
Explore languages, geography and cultures of Africa through participation in songs, drumming and dance led by professional dancer Mukomi Bandele. Ages 5-12.
Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 5 | 1:30PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning | Thursday, June 6 | 10:30AM
Vinson Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 11 at 11AM
Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 18 | 3:30PM
HPL Express Discovery Green | Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30AM
Collier Regional Library | Tuesday, July 2 | 2:30PM
Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location | Tuesday, July 9 | 1PM
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, July 23 | 10:30AM
Lakewood Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 31| 10AM

Mermaid Storytime
Join Mermaid Nikki for an ocean themed storytime with songs and learn about the importance of our oceans and their animal inhabitants. Ages 3-10.
Heights Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 4 | 10:30AM
Vinson Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 5 | 11AM
McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library | Thursday, June 6 | 1PM
Johnson Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 11| 11AM
Mancuso Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30AM
Park Place Regional Library | Wednesday, June 12 | 3PM
Henington-Alief Regional Library | Thursday, June 13 | 2:30PM
Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | Thursday, June 27 | 1PM
Tuttle Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 3 | 10:30AM
Jungman Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 3 | 2PM
Hillendahl Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, July 16 | 10:30AM
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 24 | 10:30AM

Wild Things Zoofari: Animal Show
Learn about endangered animals, conservation, animal habitats, diets and funny stories about living with them. Participants will have the opportunity to pet one of the animals after the show! Ages 5+.
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 4 | 10:30AM
HPL Express Discovery Green | Tuesday, June 11 | 10:30AM
Park Place Regional Library | Friday, June 21 | 3PM
Vinson Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, July 2 | 11AM
Hillendahl Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, July 23 | 10:30AM
Ring Neighborhood Library | Thursday, July 25 | 4PM

Wild Things Zoofari: Exotic Petting Zoo
This hands-on program allows participants to interact with exotic animals including a kangaroo or wallaby, pygmy goats, sheep, piglets, Patagonian cavies, and possibly even an antelope!
Bracewell Neighborhood Library | Tuesday, June 4 | 10:30AM
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 5 | 10:30AM
Young Neighborhood Library | Tuesday,  June 11 | 1PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning | Thursday, June 13 | 10:30AM
Mancuso Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 26 | 10:30AM
Henington-Alief Regional Library | Thursday, July 11 |  2:30PM
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 17 | 10:30AM
Smith Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 17 | 10:30AM
HPL Express Southwest | Thursday, July 18 | 1PM
McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library | Thursday, July 25 | 1PM

Wild Things Zoofari: Farm Petting Zoo
This hands-on program allows participants to interact with farm animals including sheep, goats, piglets, chickens, and a baby cow!

Tuttle Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, June 5 | 3PM
Henington-Alief Regional Library | Thursday, June 6 | 2:30PM
Stanaker Neighborhood Library | Thursday, June 13 | 2PM
Walter Neighborhood Library |Tuesday, July 23 | 1:30PM
Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | Wednesday, July 31 | 1PM

Harry’s Belated Birthday Bash with Harry and the Potters!
Join HPL and the original Wizarding Rock band Harry and the Potters to celebrate The Boy Who Lived and another fantastic summer at the library!  Enjoy a bird show featuring owls, Quidditch and more before the concert. All ages.
Central Library | Tuesday, August 6 | 6:30PM

Kids and teens will have the chance to win prizes from:

Family Fun!
Parents and caregivers can read this summer, too. Families (1 adult + 1 youth) who complete SRP will win a Family Prize! *while supplies last.  In order to qualify, the child must complete the 30 day level and the adult must write 2 reviews (1 for an item read for the adult’s enjoyment and 1 for a youth item read with their child).

*Some activities require registration; check our online calendar for details. Audiobooks, comic books, magazines, and more - it all counts as reading! Prizes available while supplies last.
*For up-to-date program dates and times check our online calendar.