Summer Reading

This summer, Lubbock Area United Way has partnered with nonprofit organizations and local school districts across the community to create a comprehensive list of summer reading programs available to keep kids engaged and help prevent summer learning loss.

Summer can be a challenging time for families to provide their children with learning opportunities. During the summer months, students risk losing 2-3 months of reading skills if they aren't engaged in learning, this is called "summer slide". Summer learning loss affects all students, but disproportionally impacts low-income students, which leads to an ever-widening achievement gap.

Summer Reading Challenges

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program (Lubbock Public Libraries)

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program (City of Wolfforth Library)

Lubbock ISD Summer Reading Challenge Lubbock ISD students only

Summer Reading Events Calendar

Most events are free and open to the public. Times and dates subject to change. Check back often for new events!

Click the link for each event to learn more.

JUNE

June 2: Ready to Read at Patterson Library, 1:00 PM
June 2: Storytime and Activities Featuring "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
 
June 5-7: Science Spectrum Camp: Superhero Science at the Science Spectrum
June 6: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
June 6: Stories That Rock at Godeke Library, 10:30 AM

June 6: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
June 9: Wild Kratts Marathon by PBS at Alamo Drafthouse, 10:00 AM
June 9: KTTZ Community Family Fun Fest & Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, 1:00 PM
June 9: Storytime and Activities Featuring "Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
 
June 11-15: Camp Invention at Willow Bend Elementary, Registration Required
June 11: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Mahon Library, 10:00 AM

June 12-14: Science Spectrum Camp: Dr. Suess Science at the Science Spectrum
June 13: 
Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
June 13: 
Parenting Cottage Storytime at multiple locations, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
June 13: 
Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
June 16: 
Ready to Read at Patterson Library, 1:00 PM
June 16: Father's Day Storytime Featuring "With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
 
June 18-22: Lubbock-Cooper Digic@mp at North Elementary, Lubbock-Cooper ISD students only
June 18: Hansel and Gretel Puppet Show at Groves Library, 10:00 AM
June 19: Rock & Read at Mahon Library, 11:00 AM

June 19: Rock & Read at Godeke Library, 12:30 PM
June 20: The Magic Flute at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
June 20: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
June 20: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
June 21: The Magic Flute at Godeke Library, 10:30 AM
June 21: Murder Mystery at Groves Library, 7:00 PM
June 23: Simmons Storybook Club at Simmons Community Center, 11:00 AM
 
June 25: Sound of Science at Mahon Library, 2:00 PM
June 26-28: Science Spectrum Camp: Seas the Day! at the Science Spectrum
June 26: Sound of Science at Godeke Library, 2:00 PM
June 27: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
June 27: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM

June 27: Sound of Science at Patterson Library, 2:00 PM
June 27: Kindness Rocks at Mahon Library, 3:00 PM
June 28: Lubbock Has Talent at Godeke Library, 2:00 PM
June 28: Sound of Science at Groves Library, 2:00 PM
June 30: Ready to Read at Patterson Library, 1:00 PM
June 30: 
Storytime and Activities Featuring "Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM

 

JULY

July 2: DIY Art at Godeke Library, 3:00 PM
July 3: Stars & Stripes at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
July 4: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
July 7: Storytime and Activities Featuring "Neck & Neck" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
 
July 9: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
July 9: Museum of Texas Tech University Storytime at Patterson Library, 10:30 AM
July 9: Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show at Mahon Library, 3:00 PM
July 10: Musical Petting Zoo at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
July 11: Story Dance Theatre with Ballet Lubbock at Godeke Library, 10:30 AM
July 11: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
July 11: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 11:00 AM
July 11: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
July 11: Wait For It: A Hamilton Trivia Contest at Patterson Library, 2:00 PM
July 12: Parenting Cottage Storytime at the Parenting Cottage, 11:30 AM
July 12: Spin Art at Mahon Library, 2:00 PM
July 13: Preschool Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 10:00 AM
 
July 16: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Lubbock Children's Health Clinic, 10:00 AM
July 16: Reptiles, Wilderness, & Snakes, Oh My! at Mahon Library, 2:00 PM
July 17: Reptiles, Wilderness, & Snakes, Oh My! at Godeke Library, 2:00 PM
July 18: Story Dance Theatre with Ballet Lubbock at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
July 18: Reptiles, Wilderness, & Snakes, Oh My! at Patterson Library, 2:00 PM
July 18: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
July 18: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
July 18: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Idalou Library, 2:00 PM
July 19: Reptiles, Wilderness, & Snakes, Oh My! at Groves Library, 2:00 PM
July 19: Library Mini Golf at Godeke Library, 6:15 PM
July 20: Preschool Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 10:00 AM
July 21: Storytime and Activities Featuring "Happy Dreamer" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
 
July 23: Museum of Texas Tech University Storytime at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
July 23: Three Little Pigs Puppet Show at Godeke Library, 3:00 PM
July 24: Music with Andy Mason at Groves Library, 11:00 AM
July 24: Music with Andy Mason at Mahon Library, 2:00 PM
July 25: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
July 25: Rockin' Sock Hop at Patterson Library, 1:00 PM
July 26: Murder Mystery at Groves Library, 7:00 PM
July 27: Preschool Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 10:00 AM
July 28: Storytime and Activities Featuring "Doll-E 1.0" at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
July 28: Simmons Storybook Club at Simmons Community Center, 11:00 AM
 
July 30: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Lubbock Children's Health Clinic, 10:00 AM
July 30: Baxter Barret Brown at Godeke Library, 2:00 PM
July 30: Museum of Texas Tech University Storytime at Groves Library, 2:00 PM
July 31: Teen Glow Party at Mahon Library, 3:00 PM

 

AUGUST

August 1: Happy Birthday Storytime at Groves Library, 10:30 AM
August 1: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
August 1: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
August 1: Teen Movie Time at Patterson Library, 2:00 PM
August 2: End of Summer Celebration at Mahon Library, 10:00 AM
August 3: Preschool Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 10:00 AM
 
August 6-11: Model Railroad Trains at Groves Library, library hours
August 6: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Lubbock Children's Health Clinic, 10:30 AM
August 8: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Idalou Library and Wolfforth Library 10:30 AM
August 8: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
August 8: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
August 8: Afternoon Board Games at Mahon Library, 3:00 PM
August 10: Preschool Storytime at Wolfforth Library, 10:00 AM
 
August 13: Parenting Cottage Storytime at Mahon Library, 10:30 AM
August 15: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
August 15: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
 
August 22: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
August 22: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM
 
August 29: Barnes & Noble Weekly Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 AM
August 29: Simmons Storybook Club at Simmons Community Center, 11:00 AM
August 29: Tiny Tots Read a Lot! at multiple locations, 12:30 PM

 

Last Updated: June 19, 2018