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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
Fri, Mar 05, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Sat, Mar 06, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Sat, Mar 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Highland Park Public Library
Join us for stories, songs, and stretches to start your weekend off right! Recommended for ages 2+.

Sun, Mar 07, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Mon, Mar 08, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Tue, Mar 09, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Tue, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland Park Public Library
Put on your jammies and grab your favorite stuffed buddy! Settle in for some bedtime stories and songs with Miss Kelly.

Wed, Mar 10, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Thu, Mar 11, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Fri, Mar 12, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library
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.

Sat, Mar 13, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Sun, Mar 14, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Mon, Mar 15, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Mon, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
Enjoying All Creatures Great and Small on PBS? Have you read the books of James Herriot? Or do you love animals? Join us for an all ages, all abilities and all species Zoom discussion.

Tue, Mar 16, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Tue, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland Park Public Library
Put on your jammies and grab your favorite stuffed buddy! Settle in for some bedtime stories and songs with Miss Kelly.

Wed, Mar 17, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Wed, Mar 17, 9:00am - 9:30am
Highland Park Public Library
If you've ever had questions about getting Overdrive's e-books and e-audiobooks on your phone or tablet, this session will walk you through the Libby app.Register

Wed, Mar 17, 9:30am - 10:00am
Highland Park Public Library
If you've ever had questions about getting Overdrive's e-books and e-audiobooks on your phone or tablet, this session will walk you through the Libby app.Register

Wed, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library
If you've ever had questions about getting Overdrive's e-books and e-audiobooks on your phone or tablet, this session will walk you through the Libby app.Register

Wed, Mar 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library
If you've ever had questions about getting Overdrive's e-books and e-audiobooks on your phone or tablet, this session will walk you through the Libby app.Register

Wed, Mar 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland Park Public Library
If you're already a Libby user but you have some lingering questions, join this session with Overdrive experts for a Q&A session.Register

Thu, Mar 18, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Rescheduled
Thu, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Thursday, March 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy two stories and create a craft along with Miss Melaina. We will be meeting on Zoom. Registration required.

Thu, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy two stories and create a craft along with Miss Melaina. We will be meeting on Zoom. Registration required.

Fri, Mar 19, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Fri, Mar 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library
Do you love writing stories? Do you have lots of great ideas for amazing plots and characters? Join us for a workshop on creative writing!

Sat, Mar 20, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Sat, Mar 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Highland Park Public Library
Join us for stories, songs, and stretches to start your weekend off right! Recommended for ages 2+.

Sun, Mar 21, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Mon, Mar 22, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Mon, Mar 22, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Mon, Mar 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Highland Park Public Library
Join Miss Melaina and her friend Thor for a special live storytime!

Tue, Mar 23, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Tue, Mar 23, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Tue, Mar 23, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland Park Public Library
Put on your jammies and grab your favorite stuffed buddy! Settle in for some bedtime stories and songs with Miss Kelly.

Wed, Mar 24, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Wed, Mar 24, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Thu, Mar 25, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Thu, Mar 25, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Thu, Mar 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
Want to know more about the library's online resources? Get to know them with this series!

Fri, Mar 26, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Fri, Mar 26, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Fri, Mar 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library
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, Mar 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
From Snow White to Soul and everything in between: test your knowledge of Disney movies and compete to win the big prize!

Fri, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
From Snow White to Soul and everything in between: test your knowledge of Disney movies and compete to win the big prize!

Sat, Mar 27, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Sat, Mar 27, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Sun, Mar 28, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Create a 3D picture of a cactus!

Sun, Mar 28, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Sign up for your reading staycation to receive a binge box complete with books, movies, stickers, and (optional) snack! For middle school participants only.Register

Tue, Mar 30, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland Park Public Library
Put on your jammies and grab your favorite stuffed buddy! Settle in for some bedtime stories and songs with Miss Kelly.

Thu, Apr 01, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Grab & Go Craft: make your own air plant macrame plant hanger for ages 9-14.

Rescheduled
Thu, Apr 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Thursday, April 01, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy two stories and create a craft along with Miss Melaina. We will be meeting on Zoom. Registration required.

Thu, Apr 01, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
Preschoolers and siblings are invited to enjoy two stories and create a craft along with Miss Melaina. We will be meeting on Zoom. Registration required.

Fri, Apr 02, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Grab & Go Craft: make your own air plant macrame plant hanger for ages 9-14.

Sat, Apr 03, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Grab & Go Craft: make your own air plant macrame plant hanger for ages 9-14.

Sat, Apr 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Highland Park Public Library
Join us for stories, songs, and stretches to start your weekend off right!

Sun, Apr 04, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Grab & Go Craft: make your own air plant macrame plant hanger for ages 9-14.

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