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2015 Wells Branch Summer Reading Program

June 13th - August 8th


2015 Summer Reading Program: June 13th - August 8th

Reading programs for all ages with prizes and grand prize raffles!

Reading to another person, attending storytimes, listening to audiobooks, and reading comics and magazines all may be applied to your reading logs!

Programs for Youth: (parents choose which level is appropriate for their child)

  • Picture Book Reading Log: Read 25 books to earn prizes and raffle tickets. Click here to print a picture book log.
  • Chapter Book Reading Log:  Read 500 pages to earn prizes and raffle tickets. Click here to print a chapter book log.
  • Tween & Teen Book Reading Log: Read 500 pages to earn prizes and raffle tickets. Click here to print a tween & teen book log.
  • Activity Logs: Complete fun educational activities to earn additional prizes and raffle entries!
  • BINGO Logs for Teens: Complete a fun BINGO challenge to earn additional prizes and raffle entries!
  • Book Reviews for Kids & Teens: Complete book reviews to earn additional prizes and raffle entries!

Program for Adults:


Special Summer Programs


Summer Reading Kickoff:  Lucas Miller Concert

June 13 at 2:00pm
Eventbrite - Summer Reading Kickoff Concert - Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist

Join us for a fun, scientific concert the whole family will enjoy! Make sure to pick up a reading log and start tracking your reading to earn prizes throughout the summer!
Zeus Clip Art

Mythological Heroes

June 27th at 2:00pm

Thor, Hercules, & more - superheroes are nothing new! 
Discover the heroes of ancient myth with Dr. Nethercut of the UT-Austin Classics Department 
An educational program for adults and older kids.  No registration

Performer Duffy Hudson

To Hell & Back:
The WWII Story of Audie Murphy

June 28th at 4:00pm

Broadway & film veteran Duffy Hudson, who has created one-man performances of Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, & more, has now created this memorable bio-play of America's most decorated hero of the Second World War.  This 45 minute one-man performance will showcase the WWII adventures of Audie Murphy, his life, & his crusade to help veterans with PTSD.  No registration.


Kids Cartooning Show!

July 11th at 11:00am

Eventbrite - Cartooning Show for Kids

Captain Cartoon and his Magic Marker present "Imagination is a Super Power!".  An interactive show with magic, puppets, and comedy for all ages.

fire dept

Meet Your Community Heroes!

July 25th from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Meet Your Community Heroes
    Come to the library to meet heroes in our community and learn about their important jobs.  All ages. No registration.


Summer Reading Finale & Library Birthday Party

August 8th at 2:00pm

   Join us for a big celebration with an outdoor concert by Staci Gray, cupcakes, face painting, and photos with Iron Man.  This is the last day to turn in reading logs. No registration. All ages.

Summer Programs for Tweens & Teens


Drawing & Cartooning Workshop for Teens & Adults

July 11th from 1:00pm-2:30pm 
Eventbrite - Drawing Workshop for Teens & Adults

Learn tips and techniques for drawing, illustrating, and cartooning. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ only.


Superhero Movie Days!

No registration. In the large meeting room.

  • June 20th at 2:00pm - The Avengers (PG-13)
  • July 18th at 2:00pm - Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
  • August 1st at 2:00pm - Iron Man (PG-13)

paper towns

YA 4ever Book Club

A book club for tweens, teens, and adults to discuss popular Young Adult novels.

  • June 17th at 6:00pm - Paper Towns by John Green
  • July 15th at 6:00pm - The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  • August 19th at 6:00pm - TBD

Summer Storytimes & Kids Programs


 Baby Bookworms Storytime: Mondays at 10:30am (0-18 mos) & 11:15am (12-24 mos)

  • Interactive storytimes for babies and toddlers who aren't quite ready for a traditional storytime. We explore songs and stories, then have social play time. 

Storytime & Craft: Tuesdays at 6:00pm & 7:00pm (all ages)

  • A storytime followed by a simple craft activity for families with kids of all ages. Seating is limited, tickets are available at the kids desk starting at 5:30pm.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime: Fridays at 10:30am (18-36 mos) & 11:15am (3-6 yrs)

  • Traditional storytimes, intended for toddlers and preschoolers who can sit quietly and listen to 2-3 picture books.

Saturday Storytime:  Saturdays at 11:00am (all ages)


Kids Crafts & Other Programs:

SuperCrafts!: Mondays at 3:30pm

  • Superhero themed craft activities for ages 5+. Seating is limited, tickets are available at the kids desk starting at 3:00pm.
    • 6/15  Decorate a cape
      6/22  Make a mask
      6/29  Comic book cuffs
      7/6   Skyscraper scene
      7/13  Pipe Cleaner Ninjas
      7/20  Superhero Bookmarks
      7/27  Superhero Bracelets
      8/3   Superhero Lollipops

Arts & Crafts: Wednesdays at 6:00pm

  • Create one-of-a-kind artistic creations with Miss Dianne. Ages 8+ or with an adult. Seating is limited, tickets are available at the kids desk starting at 5:30pm.
    • 6/17  Make a Father's Day card
      6/24  Wine cork charms/pendants
      7/1  Make parade flags for July 4th
      7/8  Exploding paintings
      7/15  Superhero standouts
      7/22  3D coral reefs
      7/29  Old time feather drawings
      8/5  Make a Shark

    LEGO Lab: Saturdays from 12:30-1:30pm (ages 5+)

    • Free-play with LEGOs for kids ages 5 and up.

    Read to Ella, the Reading Dog:

    • Practice your reading skills with a reading therapy dog. Stop by the library kids desk to sign up for a one-on-one, 15-minute session. 


    Audiobook Sync YA:

    • SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

    Sync YA
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    Austin, TX  78728

    Monday-Thursday:  10am-8pm

     Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm

     Sunday: 1pm-6pm