Virtual Storytelling Workshop (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Down South Word of Mouth will be presenting a virtual interactive storytelling workshop at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Tweens, ages 8-12, may preregister for a storytelling workshop intertwined with improv.

Down South Word of Mouth merges the art of storytelling with fun interactive games. By intertwining the creation and performance of stories, we enable friends, families, and neighbors to learn more about one another in a class full of fun and surprises!


Please Note:

Online registration is required and starts Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9 am.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.


Contact the Children’s Reference Desk: 512.218.3275

Library Top Chef Contest (ages 6 -18)

The Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Virtual Library Top Chef Contest. Young chefs, ages 6-18, may submit an original book themed recipe. The contest will be open from Monday, June 1, 2020 – Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs, ages 6-18, may enter one original recipe.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a book’s characters, title, or plot. 
  • The recipe must be submitted with a picture of the completed dish.
  • Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Create and name your recipe. Take a picture of the finished dish.
  • Save your recipe in a Word or Google document. In the e-mail message please include: chef’s name, parent or guardian’s name, chef’s age, the title of the book the recipe is based on, a picture of the completed recipe and an e-mail address and/or phone number. Attach the file and email it to: Amy German at

Prizes will be awarded to the top recipe in each age group.  Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

  • ages 6-8: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB
  • ages 9-12: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB
  • ages 13-18: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB


Please contact Amy German at or 512-218-7034


Summer Reading Challenge (all ages)

This summer, let’s read together! If our Round Rock Community reaches 1 million points in our READSquared online program, the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library will donate $250 each to the Round Rock Serving Center and to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. Points are achieved by reading and doing missions.

How the Summer Reading Challenge Works


Step 1: Register

Register online at Everyone needs a brand-new account. Setting up a family account allows families to update several readers at the same time.

Step 2: Set a personal goal for reading.

The default is set at 1000 points (about 16 hours of reading), but you can set your own goal this summer.

Step 3: Read (or listen to a reader).

Count either minutes or books – – 1 minute=1 point or 1 book=15 points It’s okay to switch back and forth.

Step 4: Record

Log the time spent reading or listening from June 1– August 1. Also, consider doing missions like doing something good for the community or trying one of the library’s online resources. You may also submit a book review in READSquared. (missions and reviews=10 points each)

Step 5: Reward

Starting at 300 points, you are eligible to be entered for drawing prizes for gift certificates to Round Rock Donuts, Palermo’s and more. Our generous Friends group has provided funds to purchase gift certificates to our past supporters. At 1000 points, you’ll receive a Book Nook Buck redeemable for one book in the library. And if we all reach 1 million points together, $500.00 will help our community!

Need more information?

Check out our FAQ online or call our Children’s Reference Desk at 512-218-3275.