Summer Reading Program


Readers of all ages will explore all things animal this summer as The Helena Public Library presents "Tails and Tales“.

The 2021 Summer Reading Program is open to anyone from preschool through grown-up and; offers programs, FUN prizes and drawings. Activities include virtual story times, videos, take home crafts, and the “Reading Program” where you read for prizes.

Registration for “Tails and Tales” begins on June 1.

All programs are free of charge.

Registration Information:   


June 2021 and July 2021


Juvenile, Young Adult, Adult

Prize Levels:

Juvenile, Young Adult, Adult

Registration and Logging for Prizes

For Juvenile, Intermediate, and Young Adult


  • Registration is easy. Come by the library and pick up a registration bag at the front desk.  In it will be some goodies and a log for you to keep track of all the books you read this summer.
  • The Librarians will keep a duplicate log at the desk. (We will need your name and grade for our log)
  • After you read a book write it in your log
  • When you are ready, bring your log to the library to claim your prize(s).

Summer Reading Program Events:

Virtual Program-Animal Tales June 7th

Virtual Program-Animals at Joe Tucker Park June 9th

Virtual Program -Alabama Wildlife Center June 23th

Visit with Helena Fire Department June 30th

Visit with Helena Police Department July 7th

Virtual Program-Magician Russell Davis July 17th

Story Time with Mrs. Erin: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 a.m. on Facebook


Monday, June 14th-  Rabbit

Monday, June 21st - Penguin

Monday, June 28th-  Whale

Monday, July 12th - Fox

Click on each of  link to view video on how to fold the Origami

Origami craft will only be available each Monday while supplies last.

Friday, June 4th - Coloring Poster

Friday, June 11th - Water Coloring Sheet

Friday, June 18th- Paper Bag Horse Puppet

Friday, June 25th -Coloring Placemat

Friday, July 2nd- Pixy Stick Sparkler

Friday, July 9th - Scratch Animal Mask

Craft kits will only be available each Friday while supplies last.