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Summer 2024: Adventure begins at your library
in partnership with: Temple isd
The Temple Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Summer Reading Program: Adventure begins at your Library!
There are challenges and events for all ages to participate. You can earn rewards for reading books you choose! 
Registration opens June 1!


Summer Food ProgramJune 3–August 2 | Library 3rd Floor | McLane Room
BREAKFAST 8:30–9:30AM & LUNCH 12–1PM
In partnership with Temple ISD, the Temple Public Library will be open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for children 0 – 18. Parents may purchase plates to eat. 

Reading Logs This year, you can track your Summer Reading Progress through the Beanstack Program.
Paper reading logs are will be available at the Youth and Adult Service Desks starting June 1 OR download your own using the links on the left navigation pane under Summer Reading Documents. 

Summer Reading PROGRAMS
For a list of programs and performers, please see the tabs below for information, or checkout our event calendar.
You can also download a copy of our Summer Reading Guide (coming soon) and follow along! 

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Join us from 1 to 3PM on June 1 as we kick off our 2024 Summer Reading Program with scavenger hunts, a bounce house, Kiddo Cards from Temple PD, oversized games, and giveaways! While you are here, be sure to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading program for your chance to win fantastic prizes! All ages welcome!

Summer Reading PROGRAMS
Registration for all ages opens June 1. Register online at or in-person at the Library. Did not register on the 1st? No problem! Anyone can register at any time during the Summer and still earn prizes!

Ages 0 – 5
Read to your infant, toddler, or preschooler for 15 minutes each day.
Collect a new prize each week, starting June 10. 
Ages 6 – 11
Read on your own or with someone for 30 minutes each day.
Collect a new prize each week, starting June 10. 
Ages 12 – 18
Read for 30 minutes each day.
Collect a new prize each week, starting June 10. 
For every book you read, earn a badge and an entry into the grand prize drawing. After reading five books, pick up a prize book. After you finished 10 books, pick up a bookish swag bag. After you finish 15 books, you can get a Summer Reading themed t-shirt! 

This is for fun! Read what you like, choose topics you are interested in, and always feel free to stop reading a book you do not enjoy. Just remember to pick up a new one to replace it!

Family Summer Passport The Family Summer Passport Program is a chance for families to explore and visit participating local museums and libraries. This program offers families the opportunity to participate in affordable, family-friendly fun throughout Bell County. The goal of the Family Summer Passport Program is to showcase these great attractions and highlight the experiences you can have at each location. 

Find out more and download your passport by visiting

Passports are available at participating libraries and museums and can be found on their websites. Stamps should be collected for each participating location in the passport for the passport to be marked as completed. Children, ages 3-12, are eligible to receive a stamp for each library or museum visited during Summer 2024, from May 31 to August 31, and can redeem the completed passport by October 31, 2024, for reward at the following vendors:  Jeremiah’s Italian IceFirestreet PizzaGrand Avenue TheaterBeltonian TheatreThe Art DepartmentThat Art Place, or Xtreme Jump Adventure Park.One prize will be awarded for one completed passport per child. 

Summer Programs

Infant/Preschool Programs (Ages 0 - 5)

Children's Programs (Ages 5-11)

Teen & Tween Programs (Ages 12-18)

Adult (Ages 18+)

All Ages / Family

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