From story times to book clubs to music and movement classes, the Hewitt Public Library brings the community together all year long with educational and engaging activities and events. And their summer schedule is no different.
The fun begins with a FREE kick-off celebration at Hewitt Park on June 1. The summer events continue through June and July with appearances from magicians, balloon artists, acrobats, and the Creature Teacher at Hewitt and Warren Parks.
The library will also host Library Fest at the HPL on July 20 and Splash Day on July 27 at Hewitt Park. And don’t forget to join the summer reading program that runs from June 1 through July 31, where kids have the chance to win prizes.
Free summer fun is just one of the many reasons that the Hewitt Public Library is among the top five percent of all libraries nationwide in terms of the way they serve their population, educate their children, and host community events.
“We are thankful to the people of Hewitt whose patronage of the HPL keeps it vibrant and essential to Hewitt’s well-being,” said Hewitt Public Library director, Waynette Ditto. “I want to thank all the members—past and present—of the HPL Library Board as well as the Friends of the HPL for their steadfast support of our library. We could not do the work we do without your efforts.
”The library’s engaging programs and community support has allowed the HPL to receive two prestigious awards, including the Texas Municipal Library Directors’ Association’s 2021 Achievement of Library Excellence Award and the American Star Library Award.
“The 2021 Star Library Award was bestowed upon the HPL by the Library Journal, one of the most respected professional library publications,” Ditto said. “The 2021 Star Libraries are scattered across 40 states and are only awarded to 261 libraries nationwide.”
For more information about what the library’s events and services, as well as weekly kits and photo opportunities, visit www.cityofhewitt.com, the library’s Facebook page or call 254-666-2442.
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