Library Summer Reading Program Underway

posted: June 27th, 2010 06:51 am | 1Comment

Summer fun has begun at Newport Beach library branches, with programs for kids, teens and adults scheduled until mid-August.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program theme this year is “Make a Splash, Read!” Children can register at the children’s section at the Central Library, and Balboa, Corona del Mar and Mariners branch libraries. The program encourages reading and regular library visits with weekly entertainment programs and game sheets and prizes.

The first big event will take place at 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday when The Wildlife Company brings exotic live animals to the Central Library. Other special programs — including animal shows, magicians, puppets, jugglers, balloon artists and crafts — will be held at 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays at the Central Library at 1000 Avocado Ave.; at 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at Crean Mariners Branch Library at 1300 Irvine Ave.; at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Balboa Branch Library at 100 E. Balboa Blvd; and at 3 p.m. Fridays at the Corona del Mar Branch Library at 420 Marigold Ave.

Events over the summer will include Lego Block Parties, lessons on mime, face painting and pirate adventures.

The library’s Summer Reading Programs for teens and adults features book review writing and prizes. Last year, more than 2,660 children, 196 teens and 100 adults participated, officials said.

For more information, call (949) 717-3830 or visit the library’s website.

Photo courtesy of the Newport Beach Library.

One Response to “Library Summer Reading Program Underway”



June 27th, 2010

Lessons on mime? Really? Cause there's nothing kids like so much as being silent. Well, we're still doing the program, but all of a sudden I'm having some doubts.

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