Winter Reading Program Sweet Reads at the Houston Public Library December 20, 2017 – January 8, 2018

HOUSTON - It’s the holiday season and sweet treats are all around! Kids can satisfy their sweet tooth with deliciously good reading over their winter break by joining the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Winter Reading Program. If they read 10 minutes a day for 10 days they’ll earn a sweet prize. Prizes will be awarded at their neighborhood library January 2 - 13, 2018. This free program is for youth ages 0-18.

Registration is easy! Visit and click on the registration button at the bottom of the page and then follow the prompts. If kids signed up for HPL’s Summer Reading Program, then they can log in to their account and click on the button to register.

Here's how kids can participate:

Read at least 10 minutes in one day. Log in the time

Read 10 days to complete the program.

Visit their local HPL location to pick up their prize. (Prizes available while supplies last.)

Check the HPL online calendar for fun events they can go to.

Kids can read anything they like! Books, comics, newspapers, magazine articles, blogs, web pages, listen to an audio book or have someone read to them. All of these types of reading count. To get more suggestions, kids can check out the "Recommendations" tab in their Beanstack account for Book Lists, or ask your librarian.

About the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.