Local Store Events Round-Up: June

It’s already getting pretty toasty here in Texas so if you’re looking for a way to beat the heat, stop by your nearest Half Price Books for some fun activities this month!

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Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

Research shows that children who do not continue reading through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. To help keep appetites up for reading, Half Price Books is hosting the Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program Friday, June 1 through Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reward in both June and July for reading at least 300 minutes each month.  The TOP READER in each age group at each store will also win a $20 HPB gift card! Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today or visit the Feed Your Brain website for more information.

Biggest Story Time of the Summer!
Join us at ANY Half Price Books store on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. as we kick off our Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program. Bring kids of all ages for the Biggest Story Time of the Summer, as we celebrate reading and family literacy with this nationwide read-in event.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

Many of our stores have weekly or monthly story times.  Check out this month’s listings:

Country Club Corner – Oklahoma CityThe Biggest Story Time Gone to the Dogs! 

Bow WOW! Join us at our Country Club Corner HPB where we will celebrate the Biggest Story Time of the Summer with wagging tales… or rather tails. Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., kids are invited to read to a furry buddy. Refreshments will be provided. All dogs are Therapy Dog International or AKC Canine Good Citizen certified.

Appleton, WI — Our Appleton HPB wants to help you “Catch the Reading Bug” during the Biggest Story Time of the Summer. Flutter over on Sunday, June 3 and catch butterfly crafts and picture book prizes. See store for details.

If you can’t make it then, join us every Wednesday for Storytime! Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Wednesday from 11am to noon, throughout the summer. 

Monroeville, PA – June Story Time Sundays – Pack up your half pint readers and come to our Monroeville HPB for Story Time Sundays in June. Our fabulous reading team, the Half Pint Players, will start with the Biggest Story Time of the Summer June 3 at 2 p.m. and continue each Sunday in June. Refreshments will be provided along with the fun and love of reading. See store for details.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TXBiggest Story Time Activities and Prizes – We are celebrating the Biggest Story Time of the Summer at our Lincoln Square HPB with fun for all ages. On Sunday, June 3 starting at 2 p.m. we will have a visit from BW, the HPB bookworm! Plus, we will have treats and activities for the kids and a drawing for door prizes and $20 HPB Gift Card cards for the adults. See store for details.  The Lincoln Square HPB will continue to hold its regular story time at 2 p.m. each Sunday.

San Marcos, Texas – The San Marcos HPB will have a special story time and activity each Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided. 

South Lamar, Austin, TXLooking for a free, cool activity during the hot summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Austin South Lamar HPB for Storytime and crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 3-4pm each Wednesday throughout the summer (except on July 4th). Recommended for ages 3 to 9.

Cedar Park, TX— Looking for a free, cool activity during the hot summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Cedar Park HPB for Storytime and Crafts Thursdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Thursday from 2-3pm, throughout the summer. Kids of all ages welcome.

Huebner Road – San AntonioVisit Huebner Road the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m. Join our staff for a reading of one of our favorite children’s books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.  See you June 3!

Broadway — San Antonio— Biggest Story Time Ventriloquist! We are celebrating the Biggest Story Time of the Summer at our Broadway HPB in San Antonio. Bring in your half pint readers on Sunday, June 3, at 2pm and see ventriloquist/magician Joe Libby along with his puppet Sagebrush! Plus, treats and prizes. See store for details.

Hulen/Remington Park, Fort Worth, TX— Looking for a free, cool activity during the hot summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Hulen HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Sunday at 2 pm, throughout the summer.

Ridgmar, Fort Worth, TX—  Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Ridgmar HPB for Storytime Thursdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Thursday from 11am to noon, throughout the summer. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Mesquite, TX Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Story Time and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. PLEASE NOTE – June 3 story time will take place at 2 p.m. for the Biggest Story Time of the Summer.

Rockwall, TX Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for a fun story.  Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Story time recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders. PLEASE NOTE – June 3 story time will take place at 2 p.m. for THE Biggest Story Time of the Summer.

 

South Arlington, TXPack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun story time. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.  PLEASE NOTE – June 3 story time will take place at 2 p.m. for the Biggest Story Time of the Summer.

Join us also on Saturday, June 16 from 12-2pm. Author A.E. Smith will be signing and selling her current book, Free To Be Me. Smith writes about being of free mind, body and spirit through the Christian faith.

 

Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s story time every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6. 

Corpus Christi, TX Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Moore Plaza for Story Time Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.  Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade.  See you June 10!

Mason, OH — Looking for a free, fun summer activity for the kids? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Mason HPB for Storytime Tuesdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Tuesday from 11am to noon, throughout the summer.

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for story time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more.  See you June 16!

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KYJoin us also for Dog Days and take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book  to Nico the Great Pyrenees, from 11am to noon every Tuesday this summer. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati

Hamilton, OHJoin us at our Fairfield Township HPB in Hamilton, OH to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book to Potter, the Bearded Collie, from 1 to 2pm each first and third Thursday of the month. Dates include June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16. Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

Kenwood Galleria, Cincinnati, OH — Join us at our Kenwood Galleria HPB to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book to Rudi, the Shih Tzu, from 11am to noon each Monday this summer. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

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Seattle Warehouse

Seattle Kids’ Book Warehouse Sale

Looking for good, yet cheap, summer entertainment for the kids? Then come to our 1-Day Only Kids’ Book Warehouse Sale where all items are just 25¢ each. Stock up on children’s and young adult fiction, videos, comics and more. Don’t miss this one day of ridiculous savings at our Washington Warehouse in Seattle on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Lots of activities and fun for the whole family, too.

 

Participating Austin, TX locations

1/2 of 1/2 Paperback Sale
They’re half the publisher’s price or less all the time. But on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, get an additional 50% off all pocket-size paperbacks at participating Austin area HPB locations. See store for details.
Lewisville, TX — Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, join us for the “LEAVE NO BOOK BEHIND” Kid’s Chapter Book Sale!  Thousands of titles, 3 for $1.00. Stock up, don’t miss out!

Indiana Clearance Sale
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $3 or less at the Indiana Clearance Sale at the State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Agriculture Building. All stores in the Midwest are contributing merchandise to create our biggest Clearance Sale event yet!

More shopping carts, better organization and even lower prices than last year! Come early for door busters! The first 200 customers each day will get a FREE reusable tote bag.*

So come to the Half Price Price Books Indiana Clearance Sale and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices! And remember, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, we will donate unsold merchandise to any person or organization with a 501(c)(3)status.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at the Indiana Clearance Sale only.
Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, other discounts or gift cards at the Clearance Sale. All sales are final.

Houston – Clear Lake

Pet Adoption Cat-urdays

Looking for a cuddly kitty? A fancy feline? A companion cat? On the first Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m., Bay Area Pet Adoptions will bring lovable cats available for adoption to our Clear Lake HPB store. Come see the kitties looking for a good, forever home.  See you June 2!

Bedford, TX —  TAO Dog Adoption Drive: The Abandoned Ones Animal Rescue, a Fort Worth-based non-profit group, will be on-location at Harwood Village HPB in Bedford, TX on Sunday, June 24 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come meet the adorable dogs of all ages who are in need of a good home!

 Humble, TX

Celtic Steel Book Signing

Join us at our HPB Humble store and meet historical romance/fantasy author Delaney Rhodes. Ms. Rhodes will sell and sign the latest book in her Celtic Steel series on Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. The first 30 attendees will receive free books.  See store for details.

June Wedding Raffle

Are you trying to picture the perfect wedding day? Starting Monday, June 4, buy any wedding preparation item at our HPB Humble store and get a chance to win a photo session with Sweet Southern Style Photography. Winner will be announced Saturday, June 9 at 7pm. See store for details.

Brain Trivia Night

Does your brain bulge from a profusion of facts? Does your family call you a “Know-it-all”?  Well, come on down to our HPB Humble store for Brain Trivia Night on Thursday, June 14 from 7 to 9pm. First Prize winner receives a $50 HPB Gift Card, Second Prize is a $25 HPB Gift Card, and Third Prize is a $10 HPB Gift Card. It pays to be a “Know-it-all.” See store for details.

Librarian on the Roof!  Book Signing

Learn about the true, fun story of librarian RoseAleta Laurell and what she does to attract children to thetown library. Author M.G. King will be selling and signing, Librarian on the Roof!, a children’s book recommended for 6-8 year olds. Join us at our HPB Humble store on Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 to 11:30am. See store for details.

The Pointe at North Fayette – Pittsburgh

Celebrate National VCR Day!

Yep, we’re going old school at our North Fayette HPB. Dust off your VCR and join us on National VCR Day, Thursday, June 7. All our VHS cassettes will be buy one, get one free. Remember, be kind and rewind! See store for details.

Burleson, Texas

Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Mansfield, Texas

20% Off “Hump Day” Sale
Join us in Mansfield every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. for a special 20% Off “Hump Day” Sale. Each week, we’ll feature a 20% discount on different categories of merchandise. Stop by today or call 682-518-7302 to find out what’s on sale this week! Hump Day Sale at Mansfield, Texas location only.

Appleton, WI

Vinyl Fridays: Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 7pm to 10pm at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.

Avon, Indiana

 

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the HPB in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Comic Books Sale
Whamo! That’s right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only. 

LP Day – Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table. 

Castleton Commons – Indianapolis, Indiana

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays at our Castleton Commons HPB.  Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

South Arlington – Arlington, Texas 

Retro Media Fridays

Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and LaserDiscs.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, Texas

Midnight Media Madness Sale

Join us at our Lincoln Square HPB on Friday, June 22 from 8 p.m. until midnight. We will have a huge sale on select media including DVDs, VHS, CDs, cassettes, LPs, 45s, and…(wait for it)…8-tracks! All priced from 25¢ to $1. Shop early for best selection! See store for details.The Pointe at North Fayette – Pittsburgh

 

National Log Cabin Day

Remember when life was rustic and simple? No? Well then, you need to pack up your little pioneers and head on down to our North Fayette HPB on Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to high noon. We’ll help you to think beyond your daddy’s Lincoln Logs with interesting log cabin history and facts. Young’uns 5 to 10 years old are invited to build their own cabin with pretzels and icing. See store for details.

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.

Happy reading!

-Emily

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