Mix a good old-fashioned jamboree with books and the result is the Free Read Jamboree at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The whole family will enjoy creating a masterpiece in the Dr. Seuss-inspired makerspace, engineer a crazy Lego creation, facepainting and wacky reading challenges.

In addition, courtesy of the Friends of the Harker Heights Public Library, Jamboree participants will receive a free book.

The jamboree is the kickoff of a monthlong celebration of Read Across America in Central Texas.

Pick up a Read Across America Passport at the Harker Heights Public Library, visit five locations for a free book.

Featured activities at the library this week:

Little Steamers is meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday for children 18 months and younger, and 10 a.m. for children 5 years and younger.

The Homeschoolers Club sparks curiosity in a variety of subjects at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The Science Club investigates another branch of science at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

What does the Cat in the Hat have in common with the Reading Rovers? The love of reading. Join Reading Rovers at 6 p.m. Thursday to read, tell a story, or even draw a picture.

Adventure and animals go together in this list of new library books.

“Dino Duckling,” by Alison Murray;

“Don’t Forget Dexter!” by Lindsay Ward;

“Duck, Duck, Porcupine!” by Salina Yoon;

“Ellie Featherbill All Alone,” by Daisy Meadows;

“Emily Pricklyback’s Clever Idea,” by Daisy Meadows;

“I Will Not Eat You,” by Adam Lehrhaupt;

“No Hugs For Porcupine,” by Zoe Waring;

“Snappsy The Alligator And His Best Friend Forever (Probably),” by Julie Falatko;

“Too Big To Hide,” by Stacy McAnulty.

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