Build a Better World

Tuscaloosa Public Library Summer Reading Program 2017

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May 30 – July 28, 2017
Join the Tuscaloosa Public Library for the 2017 Build a Better World summer reading program. The summer is overflowing with exciting activities including magicians, musicians, biologists, animals, jugglers, and more. Patrons can register for the reading program at anyone of our three branches beginning May 15th. Programs begin Tuesday, May 30th; please check the TPL calendar for program specifics. All summer reading programs are free and open to the public.


Sign up begins Monday, May 15, 2017 at a library near you.

Summer Reading Schedule


Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, July 28, 2017


9:30 am: Weaver Bolden branch

2:00 pm: Main library


9:30 am: Main library

2:00 pm: Brown branch


PerformersMay 30th and 31st:

Bill Packard, Magic Man –

See magic, puppets, and funny books in this creative and educational program.


June 6th and 7th:

Magician Tommy Johns –

Have creative fun with great books, puppets, and magic.


June 13th and 14th:

Build a Better Tuscaloosa with TPL

TPL hands—on activities

June 13th, 9:30am


Build a Better Tuscaloosa with UA Biology

TPL hands—on activities

June 13th, 2pm


June 20th and 21st:

Nick Boyd and Band


June 27th and 28th:

Doc Atoms –

Enjoy science and fun with this wonderful and educational program.


July 4th and 5th:

No Programs this week


July 11th and 12th:

Build a Better Tuscaloosa with TPL

TPL hands—on activities

July 11th


UA Natural History Museum

July 12th


July 18th and 19th:

Alabama 4-H Animals –

Discover an educational experience that unites kids to the wonderful world of animals, while fostering respect and compassion for the planet.


July 25th and 26th:

Comic & Educational Juggler Ron Anglin – 

Enjoy creative learning through juggling, comedy, and science.


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