Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library announces schedule for summer activities, registration begins June 1

The City of Kerrville has provided the Summer Reading Club schedule and registration information. Registration for the summer activities begin Friday, June 1 and will conclude on Friday, July 27.

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will celebrate with their annual Summer Reading Club. Their theme this year for all ages is “Libraries Rock.”

Registration begins Friday, June 1 at the library and concludes on Friday, July 27. Participants who choose to register online can email vanessa.skowbo@kerrvilletx.gov and include their name, age, school name, phone number, and city of residence.

Reading logs and summer calendars may be picked up at the Library or downloaded from the Library’s website at www.bhmlibrary.org.

Participants can choose to read books, eBooks, or listen to Books on CD or eAudiobooks to earn their hours toward a certificate and an award.

The Library’s eBook collection is available at www.bhml.axis360.baker-taylor.com.

The Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library have provided the funding for the Summer Reading Club. Activities include child and teen-friendly professional programs at the Cailloux Theater, family movies, and craft and Lego programs.

All programs are free of charge and a library card is not required to participate in the club; however, registration in the Summer Reading program is requested.

This summer, professional children’s performers offer free entertaining and educational programs. All of these performances are free and open to family groups, organized groups, and daycares.

Performers this summer include:

the Magik Theater on June 6; Nancy & Friends puppet show on June 13; Gusto the Great Magician on June 20; Zoofari
Animals on June 27; Dinosaur George on July 11, and Critterman and his wild animals on July 18.

All shows are at 10 a.m. at the Cailloux Theater and are approximately 45 minutes long.

Craft sessions and activities are open to family groups only and three sessions will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

June crafts include “Wooden Fans” on June 4, “Wind Chimes” on June 11, “Mixed Media Art” on June 18, and “Dream Catchers” on
June 25. July crafts include “Maracas” on July 2, “Pencil Holders” on July 9, “Tambourines” on July 16, “Pop-Up Animals” on July 23, and “Spin Drums” on July 30.

Registration is required for each craft and will open the Tuesday before each craft event. Registration may be made online through the library’s events calendar or by calling the reference desk at (830) 258-1274.

Pre-School Story Time will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room. Story Time is geared toward ages 2-6 and will include stories, songs, and rhymes. Calm and Color will follow Pre-School Story Time at 11:30 a.m. in the library meeting room.

The library is excited to host the Humane Society of Kerrville for a sixth year of Read to a Therapy Dog, held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from June 7 through June 28. Registration and a
signed permission slip are required before participation in this event.

Their popular Lego Club will be gearing up to build again this summer every Thursday, June 7 through July 26, at 1:30 p.m.

These sessions are open to family groups only. Daycare Groups who have registered their participants with the Summer Reading Club may call and schedule a Lego session at the library.

Family Movie afternoons will be held after Lego Club at 3 p.m.

Teens are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program as well! Two meet up sessions will be held just for teens on Tuesday, June 19 and July 24, at 1:30 p.m.

The final event of the 2018 Summer Reading Club will be the Awards Pizza Party held at the library on Aug. 1 from 1:30-3 p.m. We ask that only members of family groups who have read at least six hours attend this event. Children and teens are encouraged to read at least six hours for a certificate and 25 hours for a certificate and an award.

For further information about the Summer Reading Club, please contact Vanessa Skowbo at (830) 258-1267 or email vanessa.skowbo@kerrvilletx.gov.

The Summer Reading Club schedule and program details, including movie titles and dates, are also available at the library’s website www.bhmlibrary.org.

For additional information, contact the reference desk at (830)258-1274 or visit the city’s website at www.kerrvilletx.gov.

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