Summer Reading Program

  • The Summer Reading Program is a coordinated effort by Library Services and Houston Public Library to keep HISD students reading over the summer months.

Houston Public Library Summer Reading

  • How can students start earning free books and other cool swag with just 20 minutes of reading?  HPL’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program, that’s how!  Registration starts June 1 and could not be simpler: students or parents sign up for a free Beanstack account at to track reading progress.  There are three levels to choose from:  Babies and Toddlers, Kids (K-5) and Teens (6-12). Students can read hardbacks, paperbacks, and ebooks – everything counts! Every 20 minutes of reading earns one entry into random drawings for free books, STEM kits, and other swag; the more reading time completed, the more entries students earn! Electronic badges are also earned along the way for milestones and goals.

    But that’s not all – HPL’s Summer program also includes camps, STEM classes, a traveling petting zoo, crafting events, the Jolley Trolley, and much more. There are prizes for the whole family too, so get everyone reading this summer!  Check out for more information.

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