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If you're a parent looking for summer fun for your kids, we've got the hookup to keep families entertained. Make your library a summer destination.  If you have questions, contact us at 325-677-2474.

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HOW THE CLUB WORKS (YOUTH UP TO GRADE 5)
  • Stop by any Abilene Public Library branch, starting June 1, to pickup your reading packet. Packets will continue to be available through the end of the reading club and at most youth programming.

  • Read or listen to books and attend library programming and write them down on your Summer Reading Log.  Parents, we do ask that you bring your child to programs designed for their age groups.

  • Once you've read 10 books and attended four (4) programs, turn in your reading log at any library for a chance to enter to win some prizes.
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WEEKLY STORYTIME SCHEDULE
LOCATION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:15AM
Baby Steps

11:00AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
10:45AM
Baby Steps
10:45AM
Lapsit
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time

4:30PM
Wiggles & Giggles
4:30PM
Music & Movement
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird
PH: 325-437-7323

10:00AM
Play & Learn


10:45AM
Rhythm & Rhyme
10:45AM
Toddler Time
Age Ranges: Baby Steps, 0-1 | Mother Goose on the Loose, 0-3 | Play & Learn, 0-3 | Wiggles & Giggles, 0-4
Lapsit, 1-2 | Toddler Time, 2-3 | Preschool Storytime, 3-6 | Rhythm & Rhyme, 3-6 | Music & Movement, 5-12

SUMMER LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS & TWEENS

  • DATE & LOCATION
    EVENT DESCRIPTION
    FRIDAY, JUNE 1
    11:00AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    SUPER STORYTIME: ROCKIN' OUT IN THE LIBRARY
    Celebrate the theme of the Summer Reading Club at this family event featuring stories, songs, crafts, and fun designed for kids of all ages to enjoy.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 1
    4:30PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ROCKSTAR BOOT CAMP
    Be a part of a great music celebration at your library where children's staff will be on hand to lead youth through a host of fun musical activities.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 1
    4:30PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565

    WHO I COULD BE: TEXAS TORNADOES
    Kids won't want to miss a great performance by a local line dancing troupe. It's perfect to fit in line with this summer's music theme.

    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    Opening to 15-min. to
    Closing | Up to Age 17
    All Branch Locations
    PH: 325-677-2474
    READ DOWN YOUR FINES
    Sign up at a service desk, pick a spot in the designated reading area, and start reading. Read for a minimum of 15 minutes and when you're done, sign out and receive a voucher to use for waiving fees on your account.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    11:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    READING ROCKS! PAINTING PARTY
    Spread the message of kindness in this creative project where you'll decorate your own special rock with staff in the Mall of Abilene's Courtyard.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Get your game on in this interactive series well we'll have video game consoles, as well as traditional board games, to entertain tweens and teens.
    MONDAY, JUNE 4
    11:30AM | All Ages
      Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6025
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "BRAVE"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JUNE 4
    5:00PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FUN: SONGS & STORIES
    Kids of all ages, and parents too, are invited out for stories, songs, crafts, and fun that celebrates the "Let's Rock" theme for the summer.
    MONDAY, JUNE 4
    6:00PM | Ages 8-12
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CRAFT LIFE: MUSIC PAPER HEARTS
    Tweens are encouraged to come out and get hands-on with a fun craft workshop led by library staff.  We'll supply all materials needed.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 5
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ABILENE KENNEL CLUB & TAIL WAGGIN' TUTORS
    The local AKC & Tail Waggin' Tutors will return for another great interactive program for youth featuring some incredible four-legged canines.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 5
    4:30PM | Ages 3-12
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    LEGO CLUB JUNIOR
    Youth are invited to come out and get creative at this LEGO building session. Your projects can even become part of our monthly art display for others to view.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Kids are invited to join their parents for a great morning of coloring activities for all ages.We'll supply all the materials, you bring the coloring hands.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 7
    4:00PM | Ages 3-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MAKE & TAKE: SUMMER WINDSOCKS
    We're ready for the summer and staff will be on hand to show you how to construct your own windsocks for blowing in the sky.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 8
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TWEENS
    Get those singing voices ready as we want to hear you belt out some great hits at this musical activity. Let's see who has the best singing chops.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9
    10:30AM | Ages 8-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9
    11:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FLIX: "A WRINKLE IN TIME"
    After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9
    2:30PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    FAMILY FILMS: "ROBIN HOOD"
    Enjoy a great Disney classic retelling the story of Robin Hood through animated animals. Perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JUNE 11
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-698-7565

    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.

    MONDAY, JUNE 11
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: ENGINEERING WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Dive into the world of Mo Willems as we work on fun engineering projects like making our own clothespin race cars and surface tension rafts.
    MONDAY, JUNE 11
    5:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    MAKE & TAKE: DIY MARACAS
    Make music wherever you are by allowing staff to show you how to create your own maracas for shaking. It only take a few materials.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 12
    10:45AM & 3PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    YOUNG AUDIENCES: MARK SHELTON, PERCUSSIONIST
    Enjoy a high-energy show that treats audiences to a world class percussion performance. Visit the Young Audiences page for details.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 12
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Get your game on in this interactive series well we'll have video game consoles, as well as traditional board games, to entertain tweens and teens.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 12
    4:30PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    MAKE & TAKE: MOHAWK HATS
    Come add some flair to your hair by constructing your own special hat that will give you a colorful faux mohawk.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LEGO MY LIBRARY
    Youth are invited to come out and get creative at this LEGO building session. Whether you like to build solo, or as a group, come out and have some fun.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 14
    4:30PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    STORY BUILDERS: FLAG DAY
    We're honoring the Stars & Stripes at this program. Enjoy patriotic stories, songs, and even a red, white, and blue scavenger hunt.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 14
    5:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ARTWALK CRAFTS: DESIGN YOUR OWN FLAG
    We're celebrating the American flag and we invite youth out, during ArtWalk Night, to come make their own at the library with staff.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15
    10:15AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    SUPER STORYTIME: RHYTHM & BEAT
    Learn about rhythm and beats through a variety of different instruments, while also tapping and singing along to some of our favorite songs.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LIBRARIES ROCK!: MUSICAL CHAIR MADNESS
    Join the party as we get our music on with some wacky musical chairs fun at your library. You've never played it this way, so check it out.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DANCE TWEENS: "FOOTLOOSE"
    Tweens will certainly get up and move at this program where we'll be learning the dance from "Footloose" as a fun dance class session.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    FAMILY FLIX: "THE INCREDIBLES"
    Dive into a great superhero movie at your that's perfect for the entire family. Light snacks provided, or feel free to bring your own.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JUNE 17
    1:30PM | Ages 7+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DRUM BEATS: CARDIO DRUMMING
    Drop by the Mall Courtyard for an upbeat program where you will exercise to the beat of your own drum. This class combines traditional aerobic movements wit the beat of drums.
    MONDAY, JUNE 18
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6025
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "THE LITTLE MERMAID"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JUNE 18
    4:00PM | Ages 5-13
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    GRANDPARENT & ME CRAFTS: FAMILY TREE FUN!
    Enjoy intergenerational bonding at your library as we engage in a host of fun craft projects shared between grandparents and grandchildren.
    MONDAY, JUNE 18
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CODING CLUB: CREATING A BAND
    If you have a love for techie endeavors, come out and be a part of the monthly Coding Club at your library. No registration needed!
    TUESDAY, JUNE 19
    10:30AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    STORYTIME AT CHICK-FIL-A
    Join us at the location inside the Mall of Abilene as we enjoy stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and fun with staff.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 19
    4:00PM | Ages 8-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    SUMMER CHILLS: CAMPFIRE STORIES
    Looking for a campfire experience without going outdoors? Join this event that includes s'mores and some great spooky stories to share.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Kids are invited to join their parents for a great morning of coloring activities for all ages.We'll supply all the materials, you bring the coloring hands.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
    4:30PM | Ages 8-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TWEEN TECH: AUDACITY
    Tweens who love technology are invited to join us for an hands-on workshop on getting started with audacity and audio editing.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 21
    4:00PM | Ages 3-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LIBRARIES ROCK: ROCK OUT LIKE THE BEATLES!
    We're rocking out to a story where you can sing along with the Beatles as we share this delightful book, and other stories. Craft included.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 21
    6:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
    Experience the joys of traditional gaming by playing a host of fun board games as a family, or challenging other families who come out.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 22
    10:45AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    MILITARY CHILD EDUCATION COALITION STORYTIME
    Take part in themed stories, songs, and crafts, led by our local MCEC chapter in a great partnership with our library system.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 22
    4:30PM | Ages 5-12
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 3258-698-7565
    KARAOKE KIDS
    Come be a rockstar at your library.  We want to hear you sing all of our favorite songs that we can't just get out of our heads.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    10:30AM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 328-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    11:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FLIX: "CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2"
    Come watch a family flick, adapted from the children's book by Judi Barrett, where one man must stop a new land of food-animal hybrids.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    2:30PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    FAMILY FILMS: "PADDINGTON 2"
    Catch the sequel to a hit film, based on the children's book series by Michael Bond, about the bear with a love for marmalade sandwiches.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JUNE 25
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "CARS 2"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JUNE 25
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: EARTH SCIENCE WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Dive into more Mo Willems fun where we're diving into earth science projects including making weather jars, self-sustaining plants, and more.
    MONDAY, JUNE 25
    4:00PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    ZOO LADY VISIT
    Don't miss our first summer visit from Joy Harsh and her animal ambassadors from the Abilene Zoo. Great interactive summer series for youth.
     TUESDAY, JUNE 26
    10:45AM & 3PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    YOUNG AUDIENCES: FOUNDATION FOR LAUGHTER, CLOWN CREW
    Enjoy an interactive program of magic, puppetry, and comedy as this troupe reveals how reading is fun! Find details on our Young Audiences page.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
    3:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
    We're having fun with sound in a great interactive summer series for kids and tweens. Don't miss the musical fun with children's staff.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 28
    4:00PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird  Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    STORY BUILDERS: TURTLES
    Celebrate turtles in this interactive storytime event where we'll share stories, rhymes, learn a new song, and even create our own cute turtle craft.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 28
    5:00PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TWEEN FLIX & CRAFTS: "SURF'S UP"
    Enjoy an evening movie, specifically for teens, featuring crafts and fun with children's staff at the library. Feel free to bring your own snacks too.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 29
    4:30PM | Ages 5-12
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DANCE KIDS
    Join your South Branch staff and learn some fun dances including the Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 30
    10:45AM & 3PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    PETE THE CAT & FRIENDS PUPPET SHOW
    Join your library's puppeteers for an interactive show featuring great selections from the works of Eric Litwin. Both shows will be the same.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JULY 2
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "TINKERBELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JULY 2
    5:00PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FUN: MUSIC IN THE U.S.
    Come learn about different types of music from all over the U.S., while also exploring instruments from many different states.
    MONDAY, JULY 2
    6:00PM | Ages 8-12
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CRAFT LIFE: WIRE MUSICAL NOTE RINGS
    Design your own musical jewelry in a fun hands-on workshop for tweens. All materials will be supplied, just come out to have fun.
    TUESDAY, JULY 3
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    PUPPET SHOW
    Come out and enjoy a great puppet show, featuring a host of silly & fun stories, performed by our puppeteers at the Main Library.
    TUESDAY, JULY 3
    4:30PM | Ages 3-12
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    LEGO CLUB JUNIOR
    Youth are invited to come out and get creative at this LEGO building session. Your projects can even become part of our monthly art display for others to view.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Kids are invited to join their parents for a great morning of coloring activities for all ages.We'll supply all the materials, you bring the coloring hands.
    THURSDAY, JULY 5
    4:00PM | Ages 3-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MAKE & TAKE: DIY KAZOOS
    Design your own colorful summer kazoos as a great STEAM project so you can make your own music during the summer reading club activities.
    FRIDAY, JULY 6
    11:00AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    SUPER STORYTIME: MUSIC
    Stories, songs, crafts, and more will await kids of all ages as we dive into the world of music at your library.
    FRIDAY, JULY 6
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LIBRARIES ROCK!: A ROCKIN' ART PARTY
    Join our art party at the library as we host a series of interactive and creative activities that will certainly have you rocking out at your library.
    SATURDAY, JULY 7
    Opening to 15-min. to
    Closing | Up to Age 17
    All Branch Locations
    PH: 325-677-2474
    READ DOWN YOUR FINES
    Sign up at a service desk, pick a spot in the designated reading area, and start reading. Read for a minimum of 15 minutes and when you're done, sign out and receive a voucher to use for waiving fees on your account.
    SATURDAY, JULY 7
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Get your game on in this interactive series well we'll have video game consoles, as well as traditional board games, to entertain tweens and teens.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JULY 9
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JULY 9
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: MUSIC & SOUND WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Dive into the world of Mo Willems as we host great STEAM activities for youth and tweens. This time, we're exploring the science of sounds & music.
    MONDAY, JULY 9
    5:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    MAKE & TAKE: DIY TAMBOURINES
    We'll supply all the materials you'll need to design your own tambourine crafts to make great music for the summer.
    TUESDAY, JULY 10
    10:45AM & 3PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    YOUNG AUDIENCES: ELIZABETH KAHURA, STORYTELLER
    Youth will hear a host of folktales and stories from Africa that's all about the importance of embracing diversity. Find more details on the Young Audiences page.
    TUESDAY, JULY 10
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Get your game on in this interactive series well we'll have video game consoles, as well as traditional board games, to entertain tweens and teens.
    TUESDAY, JULY 10
    4:30PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    MAKE & TAKE: CASTANETS
    Meetup for some quick crafting fun as we use a few simple materials to have you make your own handheld castanets. Ole!
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
    4:30PM | Ages 8-12
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LEGO MY LIBRARY
    Youth are invited to come out and get creative at this LEGO building session. Whether you like to build solo, or as a group, come out and have some fun.
    THURSDAY, JULY 12
    4:00PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    STORY BUILDERS: INSECTS
    If you're all about bugs, you'll not want to miss this event where we'll share fascinating facts about them, stories, puzzles, crafts, and more.
    THURSDAY, JULY 12
    5:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ARTWALK CRAFTS: DIY DRUMS
    Follow the beat of your own drum by coming out to your library to make yours while you enjoy downtown's activities during ArtWalk Night.
    FRIDAY, JULY 13
    10:15AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    SUPER STORYTIME: MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD
    Come learn about different types of music from all over the world, as well as instruments from many different countries.
    FRIDAY, JULY 13
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TWEENS
    Get those singing voices ready as we want to hear you belt out some great hits at this musical activity. Let's see who has the best singing chops.
    SATURDAY, JULY 14
    10:30AM | Ages 8-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination.
    SATURDAY, JULY 14
    11:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FLIX: "JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND"
    Catch a great adventure flick following a group visiting a mysterious island after receiving a coded message. Snacks provided, or bring your own.
    SATURDAY, JULY 14
    2:30PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    FAMILY FILMS: "AN AMERICAN TAIL"
    See what happens to a mouse when he lands in New York in the 1880s, after being separated from his family.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JULY 16
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "TOY STORY 2"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JULY 16
    4:00PM | Ages 5-13
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    GRANDPARENT & ME CRAFTS: GUITAR DOOR HANGERS
    Enjoy intergenerational bonding at your library as we engage in a host of fun craft projects shared between grandparents and grandchildren.
    MONDAY, JULY 16
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CODING CLUB: LET'S DANCE
    If you have a love for techie endeavors, come out and be a part of the monthly Coding Club at your library. No registration needed!
    MONDAY, JULY 16
    4:30PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
    The Abilene Philharmonic will come out to teach children about music and the instruments they play in this special summer event.
    TUESDAY, JULY 17
    10:30AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    STORYTIME AT CHICK-FIL-A
    Join us at the location inside the Mall of Abilene as we enjoy stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and fun with staff.
    TUESDAY, JULY 17
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ZOO LADY VISIT
    Don't miss the next summer visit from Joy Harsh and her animal ambassadors from the Abilene Zoo. Great interactive summer series for youth.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Kids are invited to join their parents for a great morning of coloring activities for all ages.We'll supply all the materials, you bring the coloring hands.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
    4:30PM | Ages 8-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TWEEN TECH: LMMS
    Tweens who love technology are invited to join us for an hands-on workshop on getting started with LMMS, a fun audio editing platform.
    THURSDAY, JULY 19
    4:00PM | Ages 3-12
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 3258-437-7323
    STORIES & MORE: FROGS
    If you love frogs then you'll love this storytime event featuring great songs, dancin', and a host of fun activities...and even meet a real, live frog.
    THURSDAY, JULY 19
    6:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6029
    FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
    Experience the joys of traditional gaming by playing a host of fun board games as a family, or challenging other families who come out.
    FRIDAY, JULY 20
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LIBRARIES ROCK!: ROCK HUNT
    We're going on a hunt at your library in this interactive series that will have you rockin' out to the Summer Reading Club theme.
    FRIDAY, JULY 20
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DANCE TWEENS
    Come out to learn more dance moves because this month we'll be showing you how to to the two-step and waltz.
    SATURDAY, JULY 21
    3:00PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    FAMILY FLIX: "SING!"
    Catch a great family flick featuring a host of animals singing popular songs in a Disney flick we all love. Light snacks provided.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JULY 22
    3:00PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    LIBRARIES ROCK! MUSICAL MADNESS
    Come out and play some rousing games of Musical Chairs, Freeze Dancing, and more with library staff.
    MONDAY, JULY 23
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & MORE: "THE LION KING"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.
    MONDAY, JULY 23
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: BIOLOGY WITH PIGEONS & FRIENDS
    Keep the Mo Willems fun going with STEAM fun as we'll check out the progress of the frog eggs we've been growing, along with other activities.
    TUESDAY, JULY 24
    10:45AM & 3PM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    YOUNG AUDIENCES: MISTER MARK, MUSICIAN
    Enjoy a program of interactive games, dance, humor, and easy-to-sing choruses that teach us lessons. Visit the Young Audiences page for details.
    TUESDAY, JULY 24
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    POTIONS & CHEMISTRY: THE SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER
    Explore the world of Harry Potter as we show you how to make your own experiments with results that will be almost like magic.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
    3:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
    We're having fun with sound in a great interactive summer series for kids and tweens. Don't miss the musical fun with children's staff.
    THURSDAY, JULY 26
    5:00PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TWEEN FLIX & CRAFTS: "LILO & STITCH"
    Catch a great Disney flix, designed for tweens, and also enjoy snacks and crafts in this evening movie night at your library.
    FRIDAY, JULY 27
    10:45AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    MILITARY CHILD EDUCATION COALITION STORYTIME
    Take part in themed stories, songs, and crafts, led by our local MCEC chapter in a great partnership with our library system.
    FRIDAY, JULY 27
    4:30PM | Ages 5-12
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE KIDS
    Get ready to be a rock star in this musical night where we'll be singing all of our favorite songs. You'll not want to miss out.
    SATURDAY, JULY 28
    10:30AM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination.
    SATURDAY, JULY 28
    2:00PM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    FAMILY FLIX: "HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY"
    Enjoy a great family adventure film centering on three household pets who get separated from their family and go on the hunt to find them.
    SATURDAY, JULY 28
    2:30PM | All Ages
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    FAMILY FILMS: "THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE"
    Master Builder Lloyd and his friends are ninja warriors who must defeat an evil warlord in this popular LEGO movie.
    MONDAY, JULY 30
    11:30AM | All Ages
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    DISNEY FLIX & CRAFTS: "INSIDE OUT"
    Join us for a great Disney flick, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and more in this weekly series designed for kids, and all fans of Disney movies.


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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