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Monday, June 22 – Sunday, August 2

Littlest Explorers

Babies – Age 4

Register for the Littlest Explorers challenge and log your activity.

Earn a virtual badge and a prize just for signing up!

Earn additional virtual badges by completing activities.

Each virtual badge earned is entered into a drawing for a grand prize!

Complete all activities to earn a prize and a certificate of completion.

Investigate: READ!

Ages 5 – 14

Register for the Investigate: READ! challenge. Your summer reading goal is to complete 24 hours of reading.

Earn a virtual badge and a coupon for a free treat at a local restaurant just for signing up.

Log the minutes you spend reading starting June 22.

Earn a virtual badge for every 4 hours of reading completed and an entry for weekly prize drawings.

Complete all 24 hours by Sunday, August 2, and earn a paperback book and a certificate of completion.

 Prize distribution may be delayed due to the Library closure. Check hplibrary.org for updates or email hpply@hplibrary.org with any questions.

Sign up for Summer Reading!

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Summer Events for Kids
Canceled
Mon, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
Grab your lunch and ZOOM on in to share your take on a Book Match book. ALSO BRING A HAT TO WEAR! Registration required.

Tue, Aug 04, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
This storytime is planned with your preschooler in mind. Put on your jammies, grab your favorite stuffed friend & settle down for goodnight stories with Miss Deena via Zoom. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Highland Park Public Library
Log in on Zoom and sing along to some silly ukulele songs with Miss Kelly! For even more fun, play along with your own instruments, real or homemade!

Fri, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and activities that foster pre-reading skills and encourage a love of books. Registration required.

Tue, Aug 11, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
This storytime is planned with your preschooler in mind. Put on your jammies, grab your favorite stuffed friend & settle down for goodnight stories with Miss Deena via Zoom. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
Test your knowledge against other middle schoolers in this virtual trivia game. Registration required. Zoom login instructions will be sent to participants prior to the event.

Fri, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and activities that foster pre-reading skills and encourage a love of books. Registration required.

Mon, Aug 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Tue, Aug 18, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Tue, Aug 18, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
This storytime is planned with your preschooler in mind. Put on your jammies, grab your favorite stuffed friend & settle down for goodnight stories with Miss Deena via Zoom. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Fri, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and activities that foster pre-reading skills and encourage a love of books. Registration required.

Fri, Aug 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Join us for a socially-distanced showing of Onward! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray to our parking-garage-turned-movie-theater!

Mon, Aug 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Tue, Aug 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Tue, Aug 25, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
This storytime is planned with your preschooler in mind. Put on your jammies, grab your favorite stuffed friend & settle down for goodnight stories with Miss Deena via Zoom. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Wed, Aug 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Join racial healing facilitators, Sarah Dennis and Yvonnie DuBose, for a discussion on race, racism, and parenting.

Thu, Aug 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
For ages 5-14. Sign up for an individual 15 minute appointment to read to your own personal librarian via Zoom! Choose any book, short story, poem--we'll listen to it all! Register

Fri, Aug 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and activities that foster pre-reading skills and encourage a love of books. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 01, 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual Event - Zoom Event
This storytime is planned with your preschooler in mind. Put on your jammies, grab your favorite stuffed friend & settle down for goodnight stories with Miss Deena via Zoom. Registration is required.

Want a hard copy of our summer event schedule?  Print out a copy of our summer reading flyer.

Picture This!

Join our Summer Scavenger Hunt! 

Look for things on our lists, take photos of your finds and email them to us or tag us on Instagram.  We'll feature our favorite photos below and on our Instagram feed!

Picture This! Alphabet Edition

Picture This! Indoor Edition

Picture This! Kitchen Edition

Picture This! Outdoors Edition

You can read anything you want for the summer reading club,

but if you need some suggetions you might try...

Grade Level Books