SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Public Library’s “All Together Now!” 2023 Summer Reading Experience kicks off on Friday, May 26th. This year’s theme invites you to explore kindness, friendship, and unity in our community with activities, programs, and amazing books. With reading challenges, activities, programs, and prizes for book lovers of all ages, we hope you will join us in celebrating the joy of reading. Imagine winning awesome prizes and books just for reading and completing fun activities. The library's summer reading experience inspires kids, teens, and adults to read for pleasure and this summer is full of possibilities!
Join us for our kickoff event on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 a.m. for Balloon Twisty Art Storytelling with Mr. Mark! The first 100 kids will get a balloon sword. Children's events for ages 5-11 will be every Thursday at 10 a.m. from June 8th to July 20th and will include special community guests such as Seguin Animal Services, Elite Dog Training, Seguin Fire & Seguin PD, Seguin River Monsters baseball players, Charlie Bee Company beekeeping, Seguin Art League, the TLU Physics department, and a science show from Daniel Benes.
Teens ages 12 - 17 will have their own fancy kickoff event, a Teen Artist Showcase & Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday, June 16th at 6 p.m. after the library closes. Dress up, display your artwork, read a favorite or original poem, or just enjoy a night of art. Submit artwork at the library by June 12th. Light refreshments provided. Teen events also include Teen Tuesday every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with activities like video gaming, drawing, and interactive movies, with a Teen Escape Room on Friday, July 14th at 6 p.m. Teens can track summer reading to earn free books, comics, and raffle prizes. Or enter the Teen Art and Writing competitions for a chance to have your art and writing displayed at the library along with a prize.
Adults can join us for an 80s Murder Mystery Party, Comedy Night, Crafting with Artable Curiosities, Painting event, Community Gardening Pollinators and many more. On June 10th, Kelly “Lola” Wilcox Moore will present the workshop The Wilcox & Moore Legacy Restoration Project Shares Stories. All you need to do is register, pick up your gameboard and start on your way to a fun summer.
Library storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers continue into the summer. Chess Club, LEGO Club, Kids Coding Club, and Preteen events also continue in June & July.
A complete calendar of events is available at the library or online at www.library.seguintexas.gov. All library events are free and open to the public, however, some events may require advance registration to reserve your spot.
Enrollment for the “All Together Now!” summer reading experience begins on May 26th for young children (ages 0-4), kids/preteens (ages 5-11), teens (ages 12-17) and adults (ages 18+). Register in person or online. A library card is not required to enroll in the program. All age groups have until July 20th to complete their gameboards for a chance at fabulous raffle prizes. The library will draw the lucky winners on Friday, July 21st at 11 a.m.
Our Summer Experience wraps up with the library's annual MiniCon on Saturday, August 5th from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrate pop culture in the Artists Alley, shop at local vendors, and enjoy gaming and cosplay! Attendance is free.
Hopefully, you already have a library card. If you do not ... get on it! And while you are at it, get someone else to sign up with you. Guadalupe County residents can apply for a library card free of charge. The benefits of having a card are endless! Free resources at your fingertips.
For additional information call the library at 830.401.2422. The library is located at 313 W. Nolte St.
Register here for Summer Reading Experience 2023!