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What are these teens doing?

They’re creating Candyland!

These teens are volunteers who are spending many hours in the Sunnyvale Public Library program room, making a Live Candyland game for younger children to play. The teens are creating the board, cards, sets and costumes, and on Saturday, August 18, children will enter our program room (which will have been transformed into Candyland) and play the game live.

The teens are very excited about the program! They’re looking forward to it and we all think it’s going to be a lot of fun.


If you have or know a child who would like to sign up to play the Live Candyland game, here is the information:

Live Candyland at the Sunnyvale Public Library
Saturday August 18 from 12 to 3 p.m.
For children entering grades 1-5

We’ll sign up eight children for each half-hour time slot. They will play in four teams of two. They will be assigned a time to play when they sign up, and each game will take half an hour.


Sign up at the Children’s Information Desk.

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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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Summer Reading Prizes

Registration for the Library’s summer reading program ended on July 15, 2011. Thank you to the 2,658 people who signed up! Prizes are available between August 1 and 31, 2011 for those who successfully complete the program!

  • Kids, read and record 10 books and pick up your free prize book and Friends of the Library gift certificate from the Children’s Desk.
  • Teens, complete the Bingo form and pick up either a free prize book OR a 2-GB USB drive bracelet from the Children’s Desk.
  • Adults, read 5 and record 5 books and pick up either a free prize book OR a $5 Friends of the Library gift certificate from the Information Desk.

Visit the summer reading web site for more information. One prize per person, please. The summer reading program has been generously supported by the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.

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Time is Running Out to Book A Great Summer

A friendly reminder that the deadline to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, Book a Great Summer, is Friday, August 1 at 6:00pm.  You need to have read at least one book and show your valid Sunnyvale Library card at the Reference Desk to sign up.

For those who have already signed up, remember that the last day to add titles to your reading log and receive a prize is August 31.

We hope you are enjoying your summer reads!

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Book A Great Summer!

Flickr photo by artisticexpressionsSummer Reading Program for Adults
Sunday, June 1 – Sunday, August 31

The Library invites you to join our annual Adult Summer Reading Program, Book A Great Summer. To participate, you must be 16 years or older (younger readers should sign up for the Teen or Kids Summer Reading Programs). You must have a current Sunnyvale Public Library card and must have read at least one book at the time you sign up. Sign-ups begin Sunday, June 1, and will end on Friday, August 1. Books can be fiction or nonfiction and in any language. Unabridged recorded books also qualify. The books you read are recorded in a log that you will receive when you sign up. After the first eight books are read, you will receive a free paperback book as your prize. The last day to record titles is Sunday, August 31. Join us at the Library and “Book a Great Summer!”

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