Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center

Congratulate our night-out-with-friends winner!

This year's bonus teen prize is a collaboration between several sponsors, who worked together to give a group of teens the gift of connecting with friends. One teen won the teen bonus package to share with 5 friends. This year's teen bonus package includes:

  • Pizza donated by Little Caesar's

  • Bowling donated by Leesure Lanes

  • Ice cream at EyeScream donated by New Horizon Lion's Club

  • $50 cash donated by New Horizon Lion's Club

Our teen package went to Eliana West, who read a total of 45 hours during summer reading.

Bike winners announced!

Please join us Friday, July 23, at 3PM as we award bicycles to children who worked hard to read extra time this summer. Each winner receives a bicycle and helmet.

Bicycles were donated by the Giddings Masonic Lodge, and bike helmets were donated by Mr. Jeff West.

In addition to completing an entire reading log, bike winners read extra hours to enter their names into the bonus bike drawing.

Children could read as much time as they wanted. For every additional 3 hours, they were able to submit a bonus ticket into the drawing. Winners were selected randomly from each jar of bonus tickets.

Congratulate our bike winners!

  • 3-4 year-old girls: Kate Christian (read 39 hours)

  • 5-6 year-old girls: Adalyn Fridenberg (read 90 hours)

  • 5-6 year-old boys: Hank Beck (read 18 hours)

  • 7-9 year-old girls: Sarah Meyer (read 39 hours)

  • 7-9 year-old boys: Rodeo Wilson (read 60 hours)

  • 10-12 year-old girls: Emma Lehmann (read 66 hours)

  • 10-12 year-old boys: Masakazu Henry (read 42 hours)

Join us in thanking our generous sponsors!

Natalie Ramos

Mrs. Carol Peters

Panda Washateria

Jaymie Periero

Giddings Breakfast Lions

Lee County Seniors in Action

Meredith Franks

Laura Sherrod, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Giddings Masonic Lodge

Giddings Study Club

New Horizon Lion's Club

What did you think of summer reading this year?

If you participated in any part of summer reading this year, we need your help! We want to learn and grow each year, so please complete this short survey to let us know what you loved, what you didn't, and how we can improve.

Click here to take the survey.

Listen to Ms. Taylor read from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"How the Camel Got His Hump" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"How the Whale Got His Throat" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"How the Leopard Got His Spots" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"The Crab that Played with the Sea" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"The Butterfly that Stamped" from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Collaborative Summer Library Program

Welcome to summer reading 2021!

Mark your calendars for this year's IN PERSON summer reading program at the Giddings Public Library! We're so excited to be back this year. Children age 18 months-17 years old can participate. Summer reading runs from June 7-July 16. Registration is from May 10-June 5.

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Join Ms. Taylor online for unique summer-reading content just for YouTube.

Here's how to participate in this year's program

Step one: Get a library membership! Each child will need his or her own library membership to register.

Parents have two options to choose from when getting a library membership for their children

Standard student card: Children who can sign their own name are eligible for a standard “student” card from the library. Student cards are valid for two years.

Temporary underage membership: Children who can’t yet sign their name are eligible for a temporary “underage membership” that they’ll use just for summer reading. The underage membership does not require a library card, and it automatically expires when summer reading is over.

Step two: Register for summer reading with any librarian at the Giddings Public Library May 10-June 5. Parents will receive a welcome letter with program details.

Step three: Begin reading. Keep track of your reading time using your reading log. Once you complete a level, bring your reading log to the library anytime between June 7-July 16 and pick up your prize.

Step four: Attend one of our optional (but really cool!) weekly in-person summer-reading experiences. In order to accommodate differing family schedules, we're offering the same session on three different days during each week of summer reading. The entire family is invited to join us either:

  • Tuesdays from 4:30PM-5:30PM

  • Wednesdays from 2PM-3PM

  • Thursdays from 10:30AM-11:30AM

Step five: Keep reading! You have until July 16 to finish reading and earn prizes. If you finish your reading log, ask a librarian for a sheet of bonus tickets to enter the bonus drawing.

Step six: Celebrate the end of summer reading with a pizza party Friday, July 16, at 12PM at the library.

Summer-reading calendar