Kids' Reading Club Information

Looking for summer fun for your kids?  We've got the hookup!  Make your library a summer destination.  
If you have questions, contact us at 325-677-2474.

Download/Print Kids' Event Flyer (Coming Spring 2020)

How the Club Works (Youth Up to Grade 5)

  • Kid Laying Down with Opened BookStop by any Abilene Public Library branch, starting June 1, to pickup your reading packet. Packets will continue to be available through the end of the reading club and at most youth programming.
  • Read or listen to books and then record them, or the amount of time spent reading your books, on the Summer Reading Log.
  • Once you've completed the reading club challenge, and have your log completed, return it to any library location by July 31.  At that time, you'll be entered into a drawing for some end of summer prizes.

Weekly Storytime Schedule

LOCATIONMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:15AM
Baby Steps

11:00AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
10:45AM
Baby Steps
10:45AM
Lapsit
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time
4:30PM
Storytime from Space
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323

10:00AM
Play & Learn


10:45AM
Rhythm & Rhyme
10:45AM
Toddler Time
Age Ranges: Baby Steps, 0-1 | Mother Goose on the Loose, 0-3 | Play & Learn, 0-3 | Wiggles & Giggles, 0-4
            Lapsit, 1-2 | Toddler Time, 2-3 | Preschool Storytime, 3-6 | Rhythm & Rhyme, 3-6 | Music & Movement, 5-12
 


Summer Library Events for Kids & Tweens

  1. Week 1
DATE & LOCATIONEVENT DESCRIPTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
10:00AM | Ages 5+
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
READ TO A DOG DAY
            
If you have a child just learning to read, or struggling just a bit, be a part of this unique literacy event where they can read to therapy dogs who won't judge them if they make a mistake.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH :325-698-7565
SPACE ART: VAN GOGH'S STARRY NIGHT
            
We're exploring space from several artists. Youth are invited to learn about the painting and technique of Vincent Van Gogh as we celebrate both art and space at your library.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
POKEMON MEETUP
            
Players of all skill levels are invited to meetup for an afternoon of Pokemon Card Game playing fun with others. Instruction will be available for those interested in learning to play.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
ENGINEERING CAMP
            
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FUN: ASTRONAUTS IN SPACE
            
Join your library for an evening of space discovery as we learn about the brave men and women that take off to space through stories and fun activities.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SUMMER BLAST OFF PARTY!
            
Celebrate the start of summer with your library with a great space party including crafts, photobooth props, a space backdrop, and more!
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LEGO CLUB JR.
            
Come show us what you can create in this LEGO meetup for youth. We'll supply the pieces, you bring the creativity.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY COLORING CLUB
            
Families are invited out to be a part of our summer coloring club series where we'll supply the materials needed for you to spend a fun morning coloring together.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565

PRESCHOOL PLUS CRAFTS: ASTRONAUTS
            
If you've dreamed of being an astronaut, come to this craft session where we'll be making DIY telescopes for stargazing at night. 
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LEGO GALORE
            
Be a part of our LEGO Meetup for youth at your library, where we'll supply all the materials needed to see what your minds can create.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FLIX: "ZATHURA"
            
Attend a family-friendly movie showign about a pair of brothers who play a game that whisks them, and their sister, off into space for one epic adventure.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FILMS: "E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"
           Re-live the classic '80s flick about the cute little alien, found by a little boy and his family, who the