“Imagine Your Story” Virtual Summer Reading Program
Virtual SRP Flyer HERE
May 30 – July 30 – Teens and adults can use Beanstack to register for Summer Reading and record each book they read. Each book logged earns them a ticket to enter into the drawing of their choice, just as in past years. This year, instead of ballot boxes in the library foyer stuffed with reading tickets, the Beanstack Tracker app will award them a virtual ticket that they can enter for their preferred prize. The prizes include gift cards to restaurants, automotive services, local stores, and more. For adults and teens as well as for kids, the more you read the more chances you earn to win!
If we log 250,000 minutes of reading, the Friends of Bee Cave Public Library will donate $1,000 to Colin’s Hope. This local organization founded by a Bee Cave family raises water safety awareness for kids, and holds a special place in our hearts. Read more here. Thanks for helping us reach our goal!
Teen & Adult Program:
If we read 1,000 books this summer, the Friends of Bee Cave Public Library will donate $1,000 to the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. This gorgeous 76-acre preserve is keeping the natural beauty of the Hill Country intact. Read more here. Help us reach our goal!
We wanted to thank our sponsors from the 2019 Summer Reading Program and make them our 2020 Honorary Sponsors.
Thank you for all of your support.
This year is a little different with an “Imagine Your Story” Virtual Summer Reading Program.
The Friends of the Bee Cave Public Public Library purchased gift cards from past sponsors and other businesses to use as prizes this year. We are encouraging library users to patronize these local merchants as a way to help them get back on their feet.
The last TAB meeting before summer break was held on May 2nd and the Friends of the Bee Cave Public Library scholarships were announced via zoom!!
Scholarships went to:
Jake Reid, Ava Li, Emily Padilla, Maya Obregon, and Libby Kubacki. Congratulations to our Class of 2020 volunteers!
Yesterday we celebrated the volunteers for the many, many hours they give to the Bee Cave Public Library. Scholarships were awarded by the Friends of the Bee Cave Library to seven graduating teen volunteers.
We had a great time at Spring Fest and even had a special player come try his luck at our Pick-a-Pop game.
Hook ‘Em played Pick-a-Pop and won!!! Shhh…we didn’t tell him everyone was a winner.
Our TAB teens had a busy, productive meeting at the The Bee Cave Arts Foundation. They took their monthly meeting across the street to The Hive and got hands-on with the Little Free Library painting project so it can be ready to deliver to Foster Village in the next couple of months! Big thank you to The Bee Cave Arts Foundation for hosting the visit and letting them explore your exhibits and then paint in your creatively inspiring space!
Our highly anticipated annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show benefits the Friends of the Library and last year raised $8015.00!
2019 Rolling Sculpture Car Show details
Rolling car show presenting the BIG CHECK at the City Council meeting
The Mayor also present a proclamation honoring Dean for his service to the library!
Community Impact Article – https://communityimpact.com/austin/lake-travis-westlake/city-county/2019/02/13/bee-cave-recognizes-car-show-creator-benefactor/
We are starting the year off by supporting our Bee Cave Public Library’s Knitting Club. They are participating in a global initiative called “25,000 Tuques” (French for “25,000 Woolen Hats”). They held an event earlier this month called Knit-In Night and recently were in the Statesman.
All month long, until the end of January, they are encouraging people to knit or crochet hats at home to bring to the library and even supplying loaner hat looms to take home.
They are also making welcoming notes that will be mailed with the hats.
Want to help?
The library will be accepting hats and notes until the end of January and we need your help at our next Friends meeting, February 10th at 4:00pm. We’ll be counting and boxing all the wonderful tuques and getting ready to ship. We will also finish the project by helping with some of the postage needed. This event is possible with the financial assistance provided by the Friends of the Bee Cave Public Library.
We couldn’t do it without your support! Thank you!