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Street milling & repaving project locations.

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Recreational Swimming begins July 1 at HAC.

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The Arbor - July 2020.

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Director of Parks and Recreation, Gerry Bradley retires.

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“Front Porch Project” photographer - UP 2020 Citizen of the Year.  

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City event cancellations due to COVID-19.


Details on UPPL Summer Reading Programs

May 29, 2020
Kids' Summer Reading Club
For readers 0 to 12 years old   
May 30 - July 31
Register each of your children and log their reading hours (or books read) online to earn prizes! Be sure to opt-in at registration to receive details about accessing our virtual family performer programs each week.
Please note that summer reading sign-up prizes, yard signs, and hourly prizes can be picked up from the library via Curbside Service. 
At the end of the program, the HPISD school whose students read the most will be awarded the Readers Cup Trophy! Hyer Elementary was the winning school in 2019.
All hours and books must be logged online by 8 p.m. on July 31 for children to be eligible for prizes. Prizes must be collected by August 31.

Virtual Entertainment Programs for Kids

Be entertained and inspired each week in June and July! All programs will be presented virtually in partnership with Highland Park Library on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Information on how to enjoy these programs virtually will be included in the library’s June and July newsletters. Specific program dates and performers are listed below. 
June 3 - Perot TECH Truck 
June 10 - Mad Science – Tell Tale Science 
June 17 - Creature Teacher 
June 24 - Grace Hula Show 
July 8 - Critterman – Rainforest Jewels 
July 15 - Legendary Black Belt Academy – Martial Arts Class 
July 22 - Circus Freaks – Juggling Workshop 
July 29 - James Wand – Secret Agent Magic Show 

Teens' Summer Reading Club
For readers ages 13 - 19 years old
JUNE 1 - JULY 31
Teen Summer Reading Club is a fun collaboration between the University Park Public Library and Highland Park Library. Each week, participants who log reading hours online will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card from a local business.
  • To participate and be eligible for prizes, students must register
  • Each hour logged earns the participant 20 points
  • If the participant attends the monthly virtual programs, they earn 25 bonus points each time they attend (plus they are free and fun!)
  • To complete the program, participants must earn at least 500 points (or read 25 hours)
  • At the end of the program, participants who have earned 500 points will be entered into the grand prize drawing - one winner from UP and one from HP. 

Adults' Summer Reading Club
For readers ages 20+   
JUNE 1 - JULY 31

Adults can read and win prizes this summer, too!  Simply log into our database each week that you’ve read a book and you will be entered into a drawing for prizes from area restaurants and gift shops. At sign up, “grown ups” get their very own yard sign. Another fun way to earn a spot in the weekly drawing is to complete a challenge, which are listed in our database. These challenges are designed to be fun and to encourage readers to use all parts of the library’s collections. Readers can also write a short review of what they’ve read to share with others in the program. See what everyone else is reading and enjoying!
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