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Dinovember is here at HCPL and branches systemwide are celebrating! What is Dinovember you ask? Creators Refe and Susan Tuma wanted to convince their children that their toy dinosaurs came to life and would stage dinosaurs around the house and capture evidence of the dinosaurs' nightly exploits. This soon became a viral sensation and henceforth Dinovember was born. Dinovember has evolved into a series of books for children, a website of free “dino” activities, and worldwide participation.  







Happening at a library near you

Dinosaurs invading the book displays at the West University Branch Library. 

Libraries around the world have adapted Dinovember to engage with young readers including Harris County Public Library. Check out some of these fun events happening all around HCPL.

The West University Branch Library will have a dinosaur related storytime for all ages on Monday, November 14th. All families with children are welcome. Space is limited, so please register for either their 10am or 10:45am session. While you’re there, you can check out their fun dinosaur book display! Can’t make it to storytime? West University will be showcasing dinovember on social media so visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library is celebrating Dinovember on Instagram with daily posts about their visiting dinosaurs. You can also join in their Dinovember Scavenger Hunt! Every week 5 dinosaurs are hidden throughout the Adult Services Fiction area for customers to find.  

The High Meadows Branch Library is getting in on the festivities. You can stop by the library and participate in a Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt. If the family is free on Saturdays at 1pm, join in on Family Time and build a dino craft. They also have a variety of dino-themed events including Pajama Storytime on Monday November 14th, Pint-Sized Scientist on Tuesday, November 22nd, and Krafty Kids on Wednesday, November 30th. You can find the calendar of events on their Facebook and Instagram page. 

You can also visit an HCPL Location near you and check out what they have going on for November. 

Dinosaurs in Books

Of course what is a celebration with out a nicely curated book collection to go with it. Check out these books at your local library today! 

Dinosaur Picture Books

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We also have a collection available on Overdrive with all things Dinosaur that is sure to entertain and educate. What are you doing this dinovember? Share in the comments your plans or tag us on social media @harriscountypl.   


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