Make a Splash – Read! 2010 Library Summer Reading Programs

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library-summer-readingHigh and dry for something to do this summer? Readers of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at their Long Beach Public Library. Make waves with programs, games, and prizes for everyone from babies to adults.

The Long Beach Public Library’s summer reading programs began June 17 and will continue through early August. This year’s program has something for everyone – kids, teens and even adults are invited to join in for summer of reading.

Kids who sign up at their local library receive a reading folder on which to record their “minutes read” and the titles of the books they read. By reading throughout the summer, children can even earn their very own brand-new books (provided by Molina Healthcare’s Book buddies program).

Weekly children’s activities are provided free of charge at all twelve libraries. Craft programs, magic shows, nature programs and science workshops are among the programs offered this summer and generously funded by the Helen Fuller Cultural Carrousel. In addition, Musical Theater West, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will be providing programs at our libraries.

This year, the traditional summer reading program for children has expanded to include teens and adults. Both teens and adults can access online book review forms from the library’s website. By bringing in their book reviews, readers can earn a chance to win one of a number of prizes donated by local businesses. Teen readers can also participate in summer crafts programs such as making shell bracelets or personalized beach bags, or even take a break from the heat for an afternoon of Wii gaming.

Surf over to the library’s website for more information and for a complete roster of summer programs.

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