Welcome to Helen Hall Library's 2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story!
Imagination is always important, but it is especially important right now when we cannot go everywhere we want to go. We decided to take imagination further by offering our first-ever Virtual Summer Reading Program!
What are some benefits for Adults, Teens, and Kids participating in our Summer Reading Program?
And the best benefit of all...PRIZES! Everyone can gain something from our Summer Reading Program. We invite you as well as everyone you know so that we can imagine our stories together and, hopefully, turn them into reality.
Happy reading from Helen Hall Library!
The program is simple: read books and win prizes! We offer the Summer Reading Program to Adults, Teens, and Children. Each version is slightly different to best fit each group, so be sure to find the right program for you and sign up. The program is from June 15 to July 31 (all entries/logs must be submitted by July 31), and all prizes are available while supplies last. To get started, browse the information below and register when you are ready.
Choose the appropriate tab below to get started!
Adults, ages 18 and up, are invited to our virtual 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story!
Begin submitting an online entry for every book you read for a chance to get fantastic prizes! You can make as many entries as you like, but each entry must be a separate book and you cannot repeat books. The online entry form will be available from June 15 to July 31, and there will be winner drawn every week.
Winners will receive their prizes after each month. June winners can anticipate their prizes to arrive on July 6, and July winners can anticipate their prizes to arrive on August 3.
Please note: Prizes are available while supplies last.
If you have any questions about the Adult Summer Reading Program, please call Adult Services at 281-554-1101.
Give Adult Services a call at 281-554-1101 or visit our Reference Desk for a book recommendation. You can also get a Personalized Reading List by filling out a form that tells us what kind of books you like.
Have you checked out our virtual book clubs? Browse them below to find the one that's right for you!
Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to our virtual 2020 Teen Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story! Teens entering 6th grade for Fall 2020 are also eligible for this program.
1) Register for the program below.
2) Start reading and track how long you read.
3) Begin submitting an online log for every 10 hours of reading and get fantastic prizes! Online logs will be available from June 15 to July 31 (all logs must by submitted by July 31), and there is a total of four logs per participant.
*Logs that are submitted without registration will not be accepted. Logs #2-4 are available after completing the previous log.
If you have any questions about the Teen Summer Reading Program, please email Teen Services Librarian Sheldon Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The books that you read can be from anywhere and in any format! They can be physical books, graphic novels, audiobooks, ebooks, or eaudiobooks. They can come from our Library, other libraries, bookstores, a friend, or be something you already own. All that matters is that you're reading and that you keep track of how long you're reading. Here are some ways to discover books:
It's the best time of the year! Summer reading is officially here!
Children, ages 0 -11, are invited to our virtual 2020 Children's Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story! Those entering 6th grade for Fall 2020 are eligible for the Teen Program. Submit an online log for every 5 hours of reading, or 20 books read, and get magical prizes! Online logs will be available from June 15 to July 31, and there is a total of four logs per participant*. Click the images below to get started!
Keep track of your progress at home with our Printable Log Tracker.
Helen Hall Library will be offering a designated Prize Pickup** when the Summer Reading Program is completed. From August 3 to August 31, children will be able to stop by the Library and pick up all earned prizes at one time.
Looking for reading recommendations? Visit our Children's Services Site for suggestions based on CCISD Reading Level, personal interests, award winners, read-a-likes, and more!
If you have any questions about the Children's Summer Reading Program, please call Children's Services at 281-554-1113.
*Logs #2-4 are available after completing the previous log.
**Prizes are available while supplies last.
You can also visit other public libraries! There are many neighboring ones who host Summer Reading Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids. They may have different requirements than ours, but they are usually free and open to anyone.
• Barnes and Noble: Summer Reading Journal
For grades 1-6.
• Books-A-Million: Summer Reading Adventure
• Half-Price Books: Feed Your Brain
For kids and teens.
• HEB: H-E-Buddy Reading Club
For ages 3-12.
• Scholastic: Read-A-Palooza
• Sylvan Learning: Book Adventure
For grades K-8.
• Sync: Free Summer Audiobook Program
For teens ages 13+.
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