Sign Up for Summer Reading Program
Sponsored by: Friends of the Library & TISDThe Temple Public Library is excited to announce the 2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities.
There are challenges and events for all ages to participate. You can earn rewards for reading books you choose!
Registration starts May 23.
Sign Up HERE!
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Saturday, May 28 • 1PM • 1st Floor
We’re kicking off our Summer Reading Program with games, crafts, prizes, and more! Join us as we register Summer Reading participants and have a great time ringing in this year's Summer Reading Program at TPL.
Summer Food ProgramJoin us for our FREE Summer Food Program as part of our Summer Reading Program.
Every Monday - Friday, For Anyone Ages 0 - 18
3rd Floor | McLane Room
Brought to us by Temple ISD
Free Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Free Lunch*: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
*Get your FREE weekend meals in our Friday Lunch Program.
Food will be passed out and eaten in the McLane Room on the third Floor of the Library.
Weekday meals start Wednesday, June 1
Children must be present and food must be consumed on-site.
Reading Logs This year, you can track your Summer Reading Progress through the Beanstack Program.
Reading logs are will be available for FREE at the Youth and Adult Reference Desks starting May 23.
Summer Reading PROGRAMS
For a list of programs and performers, please see the tabs below for information, or checkout our event calendar.
More information coming soon!
Summer in-person programs
Infant/Preschool Programs (Ages 0 - 5)
Recommended for Ages 0-5
- Baby Bookworms
Tuesdays • 11:00AM • 1st Foor Story Time Room
Join us for book sharing, rhymes, songs, and exercises for infants through 12 months old. These activities will help your child get ready to read as they explore print recognition, hear new sounds, and bond with you over stories and songs.
- Toddler Story Time
Wednesdays • 10:15AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for stories, music, movement, rhymes, and finger plays for ages 12 to 36 months. These activities will help your child get ready to read as they explore songs and sounds, engage in kinesthetic learning, and gain letter and word awareness.
- Preschool Story Time
Wednesdays • 11:15AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Saturdays • 10:30AM • 1st Floor Story Time Room
Join us for short films, stories, music, movement, rhymes, and finger plays for ages 3 to 5. These activities will help your child get ready to read as they explore story structure, build a more extensive vocabulary, distinguish letters and sounds that look and sound similar, and develop conceptual thinking.
Children's Programs (Ages 5-11)
Recommended for Ages 5-11
IN-PERSON THURSDAY PERFORMANCES
3rd Floor McLane Room
- Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist
Thursday, June 9 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Build your kids’ scientific confidence and curiosity with Lucas Miller! With dazzling visuals, smart songwriting, laugh-out-loud comedy, and accurate science, your kids will have so much fun, they won’t realize how much they’re learning!
- Joe McDermott
Thursday, June 16 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
If you’re looking for a fun, high-energy hour full of music and movement, look no further than this show! Joe McDermott and his guitar will liven up your morning and will likely leave you with a few songs stuck in your head.
- Mad Science
Thursday, June 23 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Mad Science’s mission is to inspire children through science, and they do just that in their engaging, hands-on STEM program! Join us for an hour of learning and curiosity-sparking fun.
- Laura Freeman's Green Show
Thursday, June 30 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Laura Freeman’s songs educate children about the seasons, recycling, bees, compost, farming, and enjoying our beautiful Earth.
- Move Your Tail Improv
Thursday, July 7 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Move Your Tale provides and exciting improv experience with opportunities to volunteer and show off your own improv skills, or to simply sit back and enjoy the wildly entertaining show.
- Austin Reptile Shows
Thursday, July 14 • 10:30AM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
The folks at Austin Reptile Shows are very passionate about reptiles, and they are here to share their passion (and knowledge) with you in the form of an exciting and educational reptile show!
- STEAM Team
June 21 and July 19 • 4:15PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math activities for ages 6 – 12.
- School-Age Story Time
June 8, 15, 22 & 29 and July 6 &13 • 4:15PM • 1st Floor Story Time Room
Short film, stories, and constructive play for grades K-3.
- Kids Craft Corner
June 23 & July 28
Youth aged 7 to 10 are invited to explore their creative abilities. All supplies provided.
- Mystique and Mayhem
June 1 & July 6 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Do you enjoy storytelling and problem-solving? Join us for a new adventure every month!
Teen Programs (Ages 12-18)
Recommended for Ages 12-18
IN-PERSON TUESDAY PROGRAMS
- Dungeon Master Workshop I
Tuesday, June 7 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
So you want to be a Dungeon Master? Here is your chance! Join us for part one of our two-part series. We will teach you the skills to run your own Dungeons & Dragons games. We will cover when and why to roll the dice, NPCs and Monsters, how to run an encounter, and more!
- Dungeon Master Workshop II
Tuesday, June 14 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for part 2 of our 2 part Dungeon Master Workshop Series.
- Marbled Cups Craft
Tuesday, June 21 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Turn a plain white coffee mug into a work of art with our marbled cup craft! All materials will be provided, so join us as we create beautiful, marbled mugs!
- STEM: Tiny House
Tuesday, June 28 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Want to test out your engineering skills? Join us as we make tiny houses! We give you all the supplies and you will be in charge of designing and building your perfect tiny house. Snacks will be provided so join us for a fun afternoon of designing!
- Tissue Paper Watercolor
Tuesday, July 5 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us as we create beautiful works of ocean scenery “watercolor” art with tissue paper! We will provide all of the supplies to make a wonderful masterpiece!
- STEM Relay Race
Tuesday, July 12 • 3PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Do you have what it takes to win our STEM Relay Race? Join us for a variety of STEM challenges to keep your mind sharp this summer! Snacks will be provided, so come join a fun, relaxed afternoon of science, technology, engineering, and math!
OTHER IN-PERSON TEEN PROGRAMS
- Dungeons and Dragons
June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Have you ever wanted to explore the world of Dungeons and Dragons? Or are you an experienced player looking for new friends and a fun place to play? The Temple Public Library is the place for both! Whether you have no knowledge of D&D or you’re a seasoned player, try out our D&D program!
- Society of Fabulous Bibliophiles
June 6 & August 1 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Let’s talk about your favorite books! Join us for our Teen Book Talk Program! Share what you’re reading or just listen in!
- Teens Who Code
June 9 & July 14 & August 11 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Have you always wanted to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Join us at the Temple Public Library for Teens Who Code! Our coding program starts with the basics of web design with HTML and CSS.
- Teen Advisory Board
June 13, July 11, August 8 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Teen Advisory Board is the chance for you to tell us what to do! Attend our meetings and not only will you have volunteer opportunities, but you will also be able to discuss programming and events you want to see at the library! So go ahead, boss us around! There will be snacks!
- Teen Craft Corner
June 27, July 25, August 22 • 5PM • 1st Floor Teen Space
Take a break from the stresses of life and create something fun during our monthly craft program!
Adult & Family Programs
June 2 • 5PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Put your (not so) creative skills to the test! Work with different mediums to create the WORST art and win a prize! A once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the best at being the worst! (18+ Only)
- Coastal Expo
June 4 • 2PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Brought to you by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, our Coastal Expo will include activities for all ages that help teach about the local Texas aquatic flora and fauna. (All Ages)
- Family Lego Night
June 9 • 5PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for creative building family style using our favorite bricks. Bricks will be provided but feel free to bring your own. (All Ages).
June 11 • 2PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Find your flexibility with our instructor-led yoga sessions. All level of abilities welcome! Limited mats and yoga blocks available. (18+ Only)
- Spa Night
June 16 • 5PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Take your time and create your own spa kit, filled with a trio of personally scented (or unscented) self-care items. Space Limited to 20 - registration required. (18+ Only)
- Texas Paleoindians
June 18 • 2PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for a presentation held by the Executive Director from The Gault School of Archaeological Research, Dr. D. Clark Wernecke, about Texas Paleoindians and The Gault Site. (All Ages)
- Book Tasting
June 23 • 5PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for a book tasting to sample multiple genres, rate the books, and receive some future book recommendations. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Space limited to 20 - registration required. (18+ Only)
- Interactive Movie Night
June 25 • 4PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Bring your flair and jump to conclusions with our themed interactive movie night. Winner of the costume contest gets the coveted Red Stapler, and a special “Punish the printer” activity is sure to get rid of any “Case of the Mondays”. Film is rated R. (18+ Only)
- Nauti Craft Night
June 30 • 5PM • McLane Room
“Seas” the moment and navigate your way through a beach-themed craft making night. Let our librarians guide you through three DIY décor activities, guaranteed to make your home feel more laid back! Space Limited to 20 - registration required. (18+ Only)
- Beginner’s Yoga
July 2 • 2PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Find your flexibility with our instructor-led yoga sessions. All level of abilities welcome! Limited mats and yoga blocks available. (All Ages)
- Pirate Adventure Escape Room
July 7 • 5PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Ahoy mateys! Work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges in this pirate-themed escape room. Spaced limited to 20 - registration required. (18+ Only)
- Master Gardeners at the Library
July 9 • 2PM • 3rd Floor McLane Room
Join us for a discussion held by the Bell County Master Gardeners on choosing plants for Central Texas. (All Ages)