Summer Reading Program
Come explore “Oceans of Possibilities” with us! All ages are invited to read their way through June and July with the Lake Travis Community Library during our eight week Summer Reading Program! Children can join our age appropriate in-person library reading camps, special programs (virtual and in-person), and check out books that entertain, delight, and inform.
We challenge you to read 20 minutes every day to reach a personal goal of 1,000 minutes from June 1st to July 31st. If our community collectively reads 100,000 minutes, the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library will donate a total of $1,000 to our two local food banks, Lake Travis Crisis Ministries and Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of Spicewood.
How it Works
- Register yourself and your family members for Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device.
- Record the number of minutes you read each day and participate in fun reading activities.
- Earn virtual badges and help us achieve our community goal!
Children make meaningful connections with stories when they are provided the opportunity to explore through hands-on play. Library campers will read aloud or listen to stories and participate in activities such as making crafts, creative writing projects, and more!
Library reading camps will take place from June 7th to July 29th and each session is limited to 16 participants. Pick up your Library Camp pass at the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to the start of your camp.
Age Group: Children entering 4th grade and up
Age Group: Children entering 2nd and 3rd grades
Age Group: Children entering 1st grade
Age Group: Children entering Kindergarten
Saturday, June 11th from 10:30am to 12pm
The Games2U Video Game Truck is a state of the art mobile game theater! Play the hottest video games like NBA2K, Minecraft, Mario Cart, Call of Duty, Forza, Super Smash Bros, Madden Football and more on huge plasma screens in a climate controlled gaming utopia. Multiplayer game play, surround sound audio, laser light effects and fog machines make this a top experience for our favorite gamers.
Online: Dinosaur George
Monday, June 13th at 10:30am
We all love dinosaurs, but did you know that the oceans were filled with strange and unusual creatures? From the deadly sea-scorpion, to gentle giant fish, to the largest shark that ever lived, Dinosaur George will teach new facts and introduce you to some amazing sea monsters. You’ll never look at your goldfish the same way again!
Outdoor: Frios Gourmet Pops
Wednesday, June 29th from 3pm to 4:30pm
Cool down at the library with a free summer treat from Frio’s Gourmet Pops! More than just a popsicle, Frios helps you experience moments of happiness and gives you a piece of elevated childhood nostalgia. With classic flavors like strawberry and zesty orange, plus more unique flavors like Fruity Pebbles and root beer float, this is a treat you won’t want to miss!
Online: Discovery Dive—Sharks!
Thursday, July 21st at 1pm
Join a Texas State Aquarium SCUBA diver live from inside the Caribbean Sea exhibit as they swim with sharks, rays, and a variety of fish. Children will discover the adaptations of sharks and rays and how we care for the animals that call this habitat home. Our diver will answer your questions live as sharks swim by, and children will enjoy a unique view that few ever experience!
There is no pre-registration for this program, so please use this link to join the program on Thursday, July 21st at 1pm.
Meeting ID: 861 2745 0520
Outdoor: Kona Ice
Monday, July 25th from 3:30pm to 5pm
Join us for another free summer treat, this time from Kona Ice! At Kona Ice, you get to flavor your own ice and create your own unique combinations. With flavors like tiger’s blood, blue raspberry, monster mango, and more, you won’t want to miss this sweet treat!
Summer Reading Lists
Are you looking for Summer Reading inspiration? The Association for Library Service to Children publishes age-appropriate reading lists full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer.