Summer Reading Club

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What is Summer Reading Club?


The Longview Public Library is offering a virtual summer reading club this year!

No one wants to experience a "summer slide" in their reading skills.
Have fun with us from afar, and encourage kids to learn and grow while on break!

How to Participate

- Register your child and log your reading by visiting Beanstack.

- Start logging your reading and following daily events on June 8.

- When you meet your age group's weekly reading goals and/or complete all the summer activities you could win a special prize bundle!

- Daily free online programming offered to stay busy throughout June & July via our Facebook Group:

Video Tutorial: How To Register on Beanstack

Schedule of Events

June 5 

  • Virtual Kick-Off Party - 10:30 AM
    Join Library staff for an interactive party as we celebrate the start of another fun filled Summer Reading Club! You could even win a raffle prize while watching!


  • Virtual Music & Movement - 10:30 AM
    Join Mr. Adam online for a time of moving, singing & learning about various instruments! You may even be able to make some at home!
  • Super Smash Bros Online Tournament From Home - 2:00 PM
    A weekly Facebook event will be posted with information about our at home tournaments available to be played on the Nintendo Switch. Teens & kids can play together from the comfort of their couch!  


  • Virtual Story Time - 10:30 AM
    Join Mrs. Jenna & Mr. Adam online as they sing, read stories, and do fingerplays! A limited number of craft supplies will be available for curbside pick-up if you’d like to make the craft at home. Each week 3 people watching live will win a copy of one of the books that’s read! 
  • Virtual Spanish Story Time - 11:30 AM
    Join Mrs. Evelyn and staff online as they sings songs & reads a story in Spanish! A limited number of craft supplies will be available for curbside pick-up if you’d like to make the craft at home. Each week 3 people watching live will win a copy of the book that’s read!


  • Recorded Performances from Performers Across Texas & Louisiana
    • 6/10 - Wildlife on the Move - 10:30 AM
      Everyone loves animals! Watch to learn all about different creatures & critters!
    • 6/17 - Story Lady - 10:30 AM
      An annual crowd pleaser, you’ll be transported watching a children’s book acted out and brought to life! Enjoy laughing and dancing along to this interactive show!
    • 6/24 - Circus Chicken Dog - 10:30 AM
      Watch Darren’s amazing circus skills like juggling, unicycling and more! And see his trick dogs at work alongside him!
    • 7/4 - Magician Will Baffle ***On a Saturday, not a Wednesday - 12:00 PM
      A magic workshop for all ages! Learn tricks you can use from items around the house that will amaze your family & friends!
    • 7/8 - Professor Brainius - 10:30 AM
      This show will be full of non-stop energy & enthusiasm for science! Enjoy watching some wacky experiments and hearing positive messaging alongside Professor Brainius!
    • 7/15 - Lady Chops (Percussionist) - 10:30 AM
      Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, is an impressive one woman drumming show! She is a talented percussionist whose past work includes performing in the hit Off-Broadway show "STOMP." Her program titled "Drum Roll Please" is energetic, interactive and fun for all ages as she incorporates over 15 different instruments including buckets, body percussion, and the Cajun rub board.


  • LEGO From Home Challenge & Story Time - 2:00 PM
    Each week winners will be announced, a new theme will be presented and the theme related book will be read  aloud. Winners from 3 age groups (ages 0-5, ages 6-10, ages 11-15) will win a special prize bundle each week!


  • Digital Crafty Kids - 10:30 AM
    Pick up craft supplies from our curbside pick-up (limited quantities available, 2 categories: Ages 5 & under and 6+ available). Instructions will be included with the supplies and a live instructional video will be posted to Facebook if you’d like to follow along! Families will be responsible for providing basic supplies like glue, scissors & markers.
    Happy crafting!


  • Imagine Your Story Online Project - 10:30 AM
    A new program we’re excited to offer that’s on theme with SRC this year! Each week a video prompt will be posted with a theme. We want to hear/see your stories as you create them! Submit a video up to 3 minutes long of your kid telling a story or acting out a story or reading a story they wrote (with or without illustrations) or a poem they wrote or write a chapter a week & read the finished product at the end of SRC!

July 22

  • Virtual End The Summer With A Bang Party! - 10:30 AM
    Join Library staff for an interactive party as we end our annual Summer Reading Club with a bang! You could even win a raffle prize while watching!

    ** Follow our Facebook & Facebook Events for exclusive teen programs and events to be announced!


Miniature thumbnail of our July 2020 Summer Reading Club calendar. Call (903) 237-1350 to inquire mo

Media From Previous Summer Reading Clubs:


Visit our Facebook and Instagram (both @longviewpubliclibrary) for full galleries of our Summer Reading Club events!