Our huge kick-off event for Summer Reading 2018 is just one week away! Kids Rock will take place at Hoover Library on Friday, May 18, 2018. This after-hours event will begin at 7 p.m. Once again, we're taking over the entire library -- this time with a musical genre-themed party. It's the perfect beginning to our music-themed Libraries Rock! summer reading program. You can follow the marquee signs to the different areas, but here's a sneak peek of everything we'll have going on. That way you can make the most of your night out!
ROCK 'N ROLL downstairs in the Theatre Level
Guests will be granted VIP status by our “security guards” then directed to the show. You can jam out with a live band featuring rock legends come to larger-than-life in the Library Theatre. You'll get a chance to decorate and string a guitar . . . and smash a guitar like a real rocker! There will also be rock 'n roll airbrush tattoos and a chance to chat with Girls Rock Bham.
DISCO in the Fiction Movies
Personalize roller disco skates with local roller derby team Tragic City Rollers. "Drive" through our funky car wash and groove with Just Dance--Disco Style!
SOCK HOP on the Plaza
Enjoy a delicious root beer float and a burger from our Soda Shop. Meet Buddy Holly and take your photo in a scene from the 1950’s. Drag race in the Reading Room and try to ring vintage soda pop bottles.
JAZZ in Teen Department
Get into character and take home a photo from your time in the 1920's Jazz Era! Jazz up your costume by making a fedora or feather headband. Make some bubbly and a bubble wand.
COUNTRY & HIP-HOP MASH-UP in Kid Zone
Get inspired by 90's country classics as you make torn paper Achy Breaky Hearts and candy-filled Boot Scootin' Boogie necklaces. Experience the Man in Black's Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, and Ghost Riders in the Sky in our Johnny Cash maze. Practice your cattle roping skills, but remember . . . Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys. Earn your official stage name then take a picture on our Grand Ole Opry stage. Kriss-Cross will make you Jump, Jump in our bouncehouse. MC Hammer challenges you to make it through his U Can't Touch This obstacle course. If you succeed, have your picture taken at the 2 Legit 2 Quit photo op. Put your neon tag on a brick and add it to our graffiti wall dedicated to classic 90's hip-hop tunes. And don't forget to take a stroll down the Country Music Hall of Fame and cruise by the Hip-Hop Window Wall of Fame.