HPL 2024 Summer Reading Program begins with June 1 Block Party

Hastings Public Library kicks off the 2024 Summer Reading Program with a Block Party. The theme of the 2024 Summer Reading Program is "Adventure Begins at Your Library,” focusing on finding adventures in stories, our community, and far off places.

The Block Party will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Hastings Public Library, 314 N. Denver Ave. The block party activities will take place outside of the library, on the 300 block of North Denver Avenue, which will be closed to traffic during the event

The Block Party will host several community organizations, including Hastings Park & Recreation, Small Town Famous, Joy Ride Pedal Company, Hastings Community Music Academy, HMS Garden, Prairie Loft, Hastings Community Theatre, Hastings Police Dept., and the Hastings Symphony Orchestra. Booths will include face painting, pedal rides, a photo booth and more. The Hastings Public Library will also turn the Bookmobile into an escape room. Food trucks will be on site with seating and tables available.

There will also be a booth available for registration for the Summer Reading Program and information about upcoming programs through the summer as well as a table to sign up for a library card inside the library. Registration for the Summer Reading Program can also be done directly on the Beanstack app or through the Summer Reading Program page on the library’s website.

The program is available to all ages, categorized into the following groups: Ages 0 to 4; Ages 5-7; Ages 8-12; Ages 13-17, and 18 and older. Each group has different reading goals to be completed to earn prizes and tickets to be entered in several grand prizes for each group, winners to be drawn at the end of the program.

Free events and programs are available throughout the summer, including the following:

  • Wildlife Encounters, 2 p.m., June 13
  • Stomp, Chomp, Roar!, 2 p.m., July 18
  • The String Beans Live!, 2 p.m., July 25

For a complete list of events with details, visit the Library's online calendar at www.hastingslibrary.us.

For more information, please visit the library's website at www.hastingslibrary.us or call the library at 402-461-2346.

Published Date: 05/14/2024

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