Readers of all ages can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge to log their reading, earn prizes and badges, and enjoy reading books and eBooks throughout the summer.
Besides reading and earning prizes, people of all ages can also enjoy a variety of special activities - most from the comfort of home. We'll be hosting Creativity Corner art projects for families, virtual storytimes, Cooking Live!
Families can also register to reserve preschool, elementary, and teen activity kits for pickup from the Central Library throughout the summer, available while supplies last.
Please know that your health and safety are our top priorities. June 19 - July 31, Register online at www. This summer, HBPL challenges people of all ages to read 20 minutes every day.
Register for the challenge online to receive a free summer reading tote and button, then track your reading from June 19 through July 31 using our online tracker or a paper reading log available online or at any HBPL branch. Complete the challenge by July 31 to receive a free book and a challenge winner button, featuring artwork from Oliver Jeffers and Herve Tullet!
Teens: visit the Teen tab to see how you can earn raffle tickets toward additional prizes! Designs accepted June 1 - June 30, Submit your design in-person at the Central Library. Calling amateur artists of all ages: HBPL is looking for new library card designs! Artists may use any medium or style they would like to create an original piece of artwork to be featured on upcoming versions of our library cards in the theme of "Reading Colors Your World. One winner from each age category will have their design printed on a limited edition card for National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.
Thursday, June 24, PM; online event via Zoom. Join us for an exciting talk about how a book cover goes from an idea to beautiful design, and meet Aurora Parlegreco, Associate Art Director at Macmillan Children's Book Group! Find more about Aurora on her website www. This event is open to all ages.
Monday, June 21, PM; online event via Zoom. Tuesday, July 20, PM; online event via Zoom. Win prizes, enjoy musica, meet new friends virtually, of course and learn a Spanish word or two! Be sure to grab your favorite snack, noisemakers, and even your pet, and join us for this fun-filled Virtual Loteria! Bi-Weekly during the Summer Reading Program. Pick-up instructions included in registration confirmation.
Keep those little hands active, engaged, and learning! Preschool Busy Bags from HBPL are designed to activate your little one's minds through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. These kits are best suited to children ages 2 to 5 with help from an adult, and most of the activities can be repeated multiple times to encourage repetition. Click the logo to register using our online calendar. Weekly during the Summer Reading Program. Every week of Summer Reading, we'll be putting out a new activity kit to help you color your world.
Supplies are limited; register early to reserve your kit. Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to create a new project each week during the Summer Reading Program at the Central Library! Projects can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to complete. No registration required; activities available while supplies last.
While participating, families are required to socially distance and maintain proper mask usage. Rock n Roll Reading with Mr. Brian - Thursday, posted at AM. Join the HBPL storytellers for virtual fun and learning all summer long! We'll be posting videos to our Children's YouTube channel for you to watch at your convenience.
Keep the learning alive in your littlest ones by engaging with them as you watch together. Thursday, July 1, PM, online meeting via Zoom. Thursday, July 29, PM, online meeting via Zoom. Tween Book Club is back! Author and illustrator Chadd Sells will join us at both of our meetings to answer your questions about the books via Zoom! Best suited for ages 8 to The first 25 registrants will receive free copies of both books, and all registrants will receive an activity kit. Thursday, July 8, PM, online meeting via Zoom. Thursday, July 22, PM, online meeting via Zoom.
Join the library, Huntington Beach Art Center, and other tweens as we explore arts and crafts from around our colorful world! Participants will receive supplies and instructions in pick-up kits to explore different art mediums from diverse cultures.
After registering, you will also be sent a Zoom link to participate in a virtual create session led by HB Art Center staff and local artists.
All materials to complete the art or craft project will be provided. Kit quantities are limited; prompt registration is recommended. Wednesday, June 30, PM; online event via Zoom. Tuesday, July 27, PM; online event via Zoom. Register online at hbpl. Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to pick up your materials and the link to enter the Zoom session.
Tweens ages are welcome to attend with a parent or teen helper! Wednesday, June 23, PM; online event via Zoom. His work can be found online on his website or on twitter profjalexander. Saturday, June 26, PM; online event via Zoom. Come make new friends, play games, make some art, and enjoy being yourself. Join our community of avid teen readers and Christany, our Teen Librarian, for a chill online chat as we share our recommendations for awesome graphic novels, manga, and webcomics for teens.
We guarantee you'll discover exciting new books to add to your TBR pile this summer! This event is open to teens ages 12 and up. Wednesday, July 28, PM; online event via Zoom. Come watch these amazing artists in action as they draw together, answer your questions about comics, art, and the life of a graphic novelist, and talk about their upcoming new books, Pawcasso and Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American!
Thursday, July 8, PM; online event via Zoom. We will be selecting one simple recipe from one of our cookbooks checkout via Hoopla, one of our amazing digital e-book services. Once you register, you'll be sent the ingredients list and book title for you to check out online.
Just make sure to have all your ingredients and equipment ready before we go live. Don't worry: this recipe will not require any advanced cooking techniques or expensive specialty equipment.
All that's needed is a taste for adventure! Fridays, PM; online event via Discord. Join the TeenSpace Discord server online at bit. Every week, we'll be using the live voice chat on the TeenSpace Discord and voting to choose a different online game to play.
Question: Can my kids do the Summer Reading Program more than once? Answer: Summer Reading is a one-time opportunity, so once your children have completed it, they are done. We love that your kiddos are such amazing readers, though!
Will coupons from these types of businesses be included as prizes this year? Answer: This year, because of everything going on, we wanted to keep things as simple as possible and make reading the focus of the program. So this year there will only be two prizes, one for registering and one for completing the reading program. Just let us know that you do not wish to have food coupons included in your prize. Question: Can I pick up my prizes from any library location? All prizes must be picked by July 31st.
Your goal is to read 20 min per day or min total. Question: Why can't I log in books for my pre-reader? Answer: To make it easy for everybody to log their reading this summer, we chose to count minutes spent reading or being read to. Answer: No, you do not! If you have participated in any other HBPL reading programs, you probably already have an account.
Before creating a new account, try logging in first. If you are having problems logging into your account, call the Children's Department at and we can assist you with a password reset. Contact HBPL at l ibrary hbpl. It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results. Summer Reading Challenge June 19 - July 31,