Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading

Children’s Summer Reading 2012 has begun.  This is an exciting time in our department — kids are filling out their reading logs, plans for school-age craft and game sessions are underway, and the much-anticipated summer performer series will soon begin.  On Tuesday mornings we welcome favorites Mary Lee Sunseri, Nancy Cassidy and Pam Donkin as well as newcomers Alison Faith Levy and Greta Pedersen.   Wednesdays are filled with jugglers, puppeteers, comedians and magicians.  Always popular, the wild California critters from Wildlife Associates return in August.  Because these Tuesday and Wednesday programs are very popular and fill up, we again will issue FREE tickets so we do not exceed room capacity.   These tickets can be picked up from the Children’s Desk beginning on the Thursday preceding each event.

For the school-aged set, we offer a variety of afternoon programs.  Kids can connect with nature, learn to make origami, celebrate the City’s Centennial, and read one-on-one with a teen volunteer.  Board games become even more exciting with a MONOPOLY tournament and a live (and life-sized!) CANDYLAND game.  These school-age programs do not require tickets, but preregistration is required for MONOPOLY and CANDYLAND.

If this all sounds enticing, stop by the Children’s Desk or go to to sign up and get more information.  We look forward to having you aboard for Summer Reading 2012!

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The Children’s and Teen Services blog entries are written by the seven Children's and Teen librarians. We are your go-to people for help with book selections for toddlers through teens, storytimes, parenting, and family fun.

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