Build a Better World this summer @ the Driscoll Public Library

Summer activities at the Driscoll Public Library include movie matinees, a petting zoo, game nights, and more! Call the library at 830-663-2993 for more information.

The theme this year for summer programming at the library is Build a Better World. We will spend the summer learning all different ways we can build a better world. Everything from architecture to environmental.
The summer reading challenge begins on Wednesday, June 1st and logs may be picked up at the circulation desk in the library. This year all logs will be time based and will require that kids read 300 minutes (5 hrs.) per log. With each completed log they will receive a raffle ticket to be placed in the raffle for a prize they want to win. Prize packages will be on display in the library beginning June 1st. This year the reading challenge will be divided into 3 levels with medals being given for each level completed. First level will require the completion of 3 logs (15 hrs reading), second level will require the completion of 5 logs (25 hrs of reading) and the third level will require the completion of 8 logs (40 hrs of reading). The readers will have 8 weeks to complete all levels.
Wednesday, June 7th we will open this year’s programming with a Wednesday movie matinee featuring Moana. Moana (PG, 107 min) – a sweeping, animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Blanket and pillows welcome. Snacks provided for all kids. Doors open at 12:45 pm for seating and the movie begins at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, June 14th we will host Happy Tails Entertainment-Mobile Petting Zoo. Be sure and get a seat for one of the coolest live animal shows around. Mrs. Anita will be bringing 10 of her animals to the library for interaction with the kids and plenty of photo opportunities. So join us and meet Hansani (African Porcupine), Taz (Bennett’s Wallaby), Kuzco (Alpaca) and the rest of the gang. The doors will open at 12:45 pm for seating and the show begins at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, June 21st, 28thand July 5th will be our Build a Better World program featuring STEAM projects to educate youth on ways of making our world better. Doors will open at 12:45 pm and the program will begin at 1:00 pm.
Teen Board Game Nights will be held the second and fourth Fridays of the month beginning June 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Participants must be 13 and older. Some of the featured board games will be Ticket to Ride, Call of Cthulhu and Apple to Apples to name a few. Game materials will be supplied by the library.
Friday, June 9th, 16th and 23rd we will host an Aviation Exploration program from 10 am – 12 pm. Officer Clinton Schmelzer of DPD will be facilitating this program about aviation. This program is geared towards 4th, 5th, and 6th graders and pre-registration is required. Two weeks of this program will also require transportation to alternate sites. The library will not be responsible for this transportation.
Wednesday, July 12thand continuing through August 9thAfternoons @ the Movies will return. Movies begin promptly at 1:00 pm and all children will be provided with a snack and a drink.
Preschool story time will be continuing through the summer on Tuesdays @ 10:30. This time is open to kids up to the age of 5 years old. A story will be read and a craft or activity will be done by the kids.
Night of Colors will continue through the summer on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. This is a very relaxing evening of coloring for participants 16 years and older. The library will provide all coloring materials or you can bring your own.
All the staff at the Driscoll Public Library are excited about the programs we will be offering this summer and look forward to a fun time. All our programs are free to area families however donations are welcome.
For a calendar of all events taking place at the library stop at the circulation desk in the library. We are located at 202 E. Hondo Ave in Devine. For information on any of our events or about the reading challenge check our Facebook page @ or call 830-663-2993.