Texas Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program Detailed general
About the Program

Each year, the Huntsville Public library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a program designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer. Children (ages 0-12) and Teens (Ages 13-17) who turn in completed logs will receive a prize packet of coupons to local Huntsville restaurants, a free book sponsored by the Huntsville Kiwanis, and a ticket to enter our raffle to win even more exciting prizes. Adults (ages 18+) can also participate by playing Book Squares to receive a chocolate bar and a raffle ticket for the Adult Summer Reading grand prize. The theme for this year is "Libraries Rock".

Important Dates

  • Summer Reading Program - June 9 to July 28
  • Kick-Off Party and Registration Opens - June 9, 12:30 to 3:30 PM 
  • The first day to turn in the Book Squares - Monday, July 23.
  • The last day to turn in the Book Squares - Saturday, July 28. 

How to Register and Print Your Book Squares Log

Participants can register online using the links below or register in the library. 

***Participants 13 and under who successfully register for the Summer Reading Program will receive a Free Huntsville Aquatic Center Swimming Pass. Please come to the Library to pick up this pass.***  

After you register, make sure to print out the age-appropriate Book Squares Log below. 

You are also welcome to drop by the library to pick up your Book Squares log. 

How does the Book Squares Log work?

The Book Squares Reading Log is a 6-by-6 grid with various challenges in each one. Some challenges may include age-appropriate writing or art prompts. Participants complete the Book Squares challenge by filling in 6 squares in a row in any direction. The reading logs are divided up into 0 to 4-year-olds, 5 to 8-year-olds, 9 to 12-year-olds, Teens, and Adults.

Treasure Chest

Each child who signs up for Summer Reading will get a Treasure Chest sheet. This sheet has a list of activities, and if the child completes all the activities, they are eligible to pick a prize from the Treasure Chest. Download the sheet here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I can't come to the library very often this summer.  Can I still do summer reading? Yes, absolutely.  Participants really only need to come in one time to turn in their reading logs and receive prizes (although we would love to see people in the library throughout the summer.
  • Can I turn in more than one reading log sheet or Treasure Chest sheet for myself and get even more prizes? No, this is one per person.
  • Do I need to actually turn in a completed reading log with the required writing or art prompts to get my prizes? Yes, participants need to turn in the logs with the required prompts.


For more information about Children's Programming, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel Kinner-McPhail at 936-291-5910.

​HISD Summer Reading Lists

Click here to access the HISD and Huntsville Classical Academy reading lists.