Hillsborough County – Enjoy back-to-school events and resources with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library


Hillsborough County, Florida (July 29, 2022) – Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for engaging, entertaining and informative free programs for the whole family in August.

The events listed below are just a sample of the many scheduled events. Find more announcements under the “Events & Classes” tab on HCPLC.org.

The views expressed in these programs are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the official policies, positions or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries or Friends of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library, Inc. ., who do not approve of the presenters. For more information about these programs and the many other Your Library® programs, call (813) 273-3652 or visit HCPLC.org.

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STEAM Time: Recycled Rockets
Monday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Participate in a hands-on STEAM project or activity. Today, the focus is on recycled rockets. Learn about energy conservation with this fun pedal rocket project using recycled materials and a few household items.

Participants wishing to follow the activity at home will need the following supplies:

  • Juice pouch (like Capri sun; any brand will work)
  • Regular size straws (all kinds, bendable or straight)
  • Card stock (empty cereal box or heavy junk)
  • Heavy-duty tape (like duct tape) or hot glue

For ages 6 to 12. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

Evening Stories Timeline

  • Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy books, rhymes and songs while developing early literacy skills. Grab a blanket and your favorite stuffed animal. For 2 to 6 year olds and their companions. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

After school snacks
Monday August 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Chef Yamira Lee Johnson as she shares simple, healthy recipes kids and parents can whip up for that after-school bite. For all ages. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

Choose Your Library Adventure: Back-to-School 2022 Edition
Monday August 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Our back-to-school adventure begins with your own choices on this interactive journey through Library World. A friendly and knowledgeable guide will ensure children and family leave with the knowledge and enthusiasm to make the most of the library resources available for fun, education and continued adventure. For ages 6 to 12. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

Technical Topics: Book Mixes with NoveList Plus
Wednesday August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Explore a variety of technology concepts and skills. Today’s topic is book mixing with NoveList Plus.

Whether it’s for school, work or fun, this session will highlight how to choose your next read using this resource. For teenagers and adults. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

Storytime with ZooTampa: Senses in Nature
Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m.

Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive online activities make up this special program that combines an animal experience with highlighting early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. ZooTampa’s participation in this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For 3 to 6 year olds. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

Celebrations Around the World: Back-to-School Traditions
Tuesday August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Take a look at the music, food, customs and culture of special occasions around the world. Topic of the day: Back-to-school traditions. For all ages. Register via the calendar function on HCPLC.org.

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