Annual Kickoff Event

The 2020 HEB Reads! kickoff event scheduled for May 2, 2020, was cancelled in accordance with a government issued SHELTER-IN-PLACE order due to COVID-19 pandemic.  Our next kickoff event will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021…please mark your calendars to attend.  

The annual HEB Reads! kickoff event is a MAJOR PARTY aimed at getting students, parents, and community members excited about the HEB Reads! Summer Reading Program.   For the past three years, the communites of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford, in partnership with HEB ISD,  have come together at Pennington Field for an amazing kick-off event.   City libraries, school libraries and many community partners help promote this event by bringing in exciting activities and hands-on fun to encourage young readers to embrace summer reading. The event is completely free to all, and all attendees get a FREE BOOK of their choosing.  Mark your calendars now…our HEB Reads! kickoff event will always be the first Saturday in May.  Hope to see you there!

HEB Annual Kickoff Event 2018

Check out the action from our 2018 event – the largest one yet!!!  With the support of over 100 school and community friends, all three city libraries and the HEB ISD libraries were on hand to promote reading to more than 4,000 students who were in attendance. More than 2,000 free meals were served, and thousands of free books were given out. The event continues to grow in size and scope each year!