Kids all across Central Texas are back in school this week after enjoying their summer break.

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library held a Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 21 where children played games to win school supplies.

Families came to the event after attending Meet the Teacher Night at the elementary schools across the Killeen Independent School District.

“We do this every year at the library to help families get ready to head back to school,” said Amanda Hairston, children’s librarian.

Kids played school-themed bingo to win notebooks, folders, zipper pouches, pencils and colored pencils.

At the end of the event, the kids also enjoyed popsicles.

Rachel Ambroson, of Harker Heights, brought her 4-year-old daughter, Olivia, to help her get ready for her first day of pre-K at Skipcha Elementary School.

“We met my daughter’s teacher just before we came to the library for this event and she is very nice,” Ambroson said.

Olivia is excited about starting school.

“I want to color a lot,” she said.

Audrey Jung of Harker Heights has two children at Skipcha Elementary this year.

“I am excited to have some free time,” Jung said.

Her children, Abraham, 7, and Joel, 4, enjoyed playing bingo at the library’s event.

“I love writing, reading, math, and learning,” said Abraham, who is a third-grader.

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