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Summer Reading Finale Concert in Prete Plaza: Lucas Miller: The Singing Zoologist (all ages)

The Round Rock Public Library presents a special performance by Lucas Miller to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program. Families will enjoy Lucas Miller, author and singing zoologist, as he blends music, puppetry, and “zoological, stand-up comedy” to teach about nature-related topics on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 6:30 pm at Prete Plaza.

Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Questions?

Please contact the Children’s Reference Desk, 512-218-3275.

We thank the Friends of the Rock Public Library for making this program possible. The Friends of the Round Rock Public Library provides funding and manpower to enhance Round Rock Public Library services to library users. 

Tween Book Club (ages 9-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Library Public Library will host a tween book club on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 4:30 pm. Tweens are invited to meet virtually and discuss the novel “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan.

Books will be available for library pick-up for all registered attendees. If registration is full and you are interested in joining the event, please contact Amy German amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

Please Note:

While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

Tween Graphic Novel Club (ages 9-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Library Public Library will host a tween graphic novel club on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 4:30 pm. Tweens are invited to meet virtually and discuss the graphic novel “When Stars Are Scattered ” by Victoria Jamieson.

Books will be available for library pick-up for all registered attendees. If registration is full and you are interested in joining the event, please contact Amy German amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

Please Note:

While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 13-18) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 10-12) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Gizmo’s Guide to Mental Health: a storytime read-along event (ages 5-11) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library & AFSP Central Texas chapter presents a virtual storytime read-along event for youth, ages 5-11, and their trusted adults. Join us online Monday, June 14, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

Gizmo’s Pawsome Guide to Mental Health© takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth through Gizmo’s friendly messaging by:

1) Introducing the concept of mental health;
2) Sharing how one may care for their own mental health daily;
3) Identifying when one’s mental health needs attention and how to use healthy coping strategies;
4) Defining trusted adults and how to connect with them; and
5) Making a personalized mental health plan that can be used daily.

The Guide includes fun activities and resources trusted adults can use to help the youth in their lives.

To register:

Home – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (attendease.com)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) and the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (www.preventsuicidect.org) are pleased to partner to share this program.

Tween Book Club (ages 9-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Library Public Library will host a tween book club on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 4:30 pm. Tweens are invited to meet virtually and discuss the novel “The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee” by Deborah Abela.

Books will be available for library pick-up for all registered attendees. If registration is full and you are interested in joining the event, please contact Amy German amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

Please Note:

While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 7-9) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Joe McDermott Concert in Prete Plaza (all ages) (preregistration)

Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with a free outdoor concert!

Summer Reading at Round Rock Public Library is back, and Joe McDermott is helping us celebrate. All ages are welcome to register for a free outdoor concert on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 10:30 AM in Prete Plaza

Please Note:

Online preregistration is required.  All attending individuals need to preregister. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

We thank the Friends of the Rock Public Library for making this program possible. The Friends of the Round Rock Public Library provides funding and manpower to enhance Round Rock Public Library services to library users. 

Summer Reading Challenge (all ages)

 

Make plans to join in the fun during the 2021 Summer Reading Program. We’re hosting reading challenges for babies, kids, teens, and adults, plus a smattering of activities presented as safely as possible. 

Read. Read. Read. 

There’s a Summer Reading Challenge for every age. Earn prizes with our mobile-friendly software–it’s easier than ever to register families together and to update several individual reading logs at the same time. 

Register and track your reading from June 7 to August 2. 

Try something new 

Reading is one of many ways we learn. Engage with special programs and performers to meet new people, think new thoughts, and sample new skills. 

Get curious 

Summer is a unique season when many people, particularly those in school, have extra unstructured time to explore their own interests. The Library applauds self-directed discovery and has a wealth of materials and friendly helpers to support explorers on their journeys. 

Give back

It’s been a hard year for so many of us. Maybe you’d love to offer a helping hand to your neighbors.

We’re offering a repeat of last summer’s successful #CommunityReads program. The Friends of Round Rock Public Library will make a $300 donation to the Round Rock Area Serving Center once we log 1 million points together.

It matters 

Summertime learning, particularly through self-directed reading, is an important way to combat the summer slide. Help your kids maintain–or even improve–their hard-won reading skills with regular visits to the library this summer.

And model reading by reading to them, and letting them see you read, too. Our adult program rewards adults for reading.

Feedback or Suggestions? 

We love your suggestions, comments, and offers to help. Please keep in touch!