Summer Block Party

John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program

SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program

Guest Reader: Children's Author Claudia I. Macias


June 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018

Build a better summer with the John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program (SRP).  Earn reading and activity badges to beat summer boredom and unlock awesome prizes!


Registration begins MAY 15, 2018
Register, Log and Win!


1.     Register Just follow the prompts. If you signed up for SRP or the Winter Reading Program last year, you can use the same user name or email and password to log in. If you’ve forgotten your password, use the “I forgot my password” link.

2.     Log in anytime to track the days and titles you've read. Remember, if you read at least 20 minutes, you can count that day!

3.     Unlock badges by logging minutes and attend attending programs. Some activities require registration; check our online calendar.

4.    Visit your local Houston Public Library location to pick up your prizes!


Author Study | Author Visit

Gabrielle Simone

Gabrielle Simone has stories in two books: 2014’s The Perfect Present and 2015’s #ThePerfectSummer. Both books are published by Brown Girls Books, a boutique publishing company based in Houston and Washington. Plus, she has a new book, titled The Perfect Teacher, coming out soon, and she has written comics, poems and other stories.

Author Study: Students research about Gabrielle’s burgeoning writing career.

Grades 4-6 Subjects: Reading |Writing |Thinking |Sharing

Felicia Capers


Enough of Frankie Already! empowers children to work together toward a solution for a common problem. Felicia Capers, children's author,  brings colorful and lively presentations to elementary school students on topics of anti-bullying, #literacy, and creative writing. Her most recent presentation for young children, WORDS HURT, has resonated with youngsters and adults alike.


Additionally,Felicia conducts professional development workshops for educators entitled, PEER AGGRESSION VS. BULLYING: WHY EVERYTHING IS NOT #BULLYING.