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Santa Monica Public Library Is Headed To The Beach:

Summer and reading belong together like surf and sun, so the Santa Monica Public Library will be setting up shop on the shore and signing out books to literature hungry beachgoers at a series of five ‘pop up‘ libraries between June 26 and Aug. 28.

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach will feature a curated collection of books for readers of all ages, a Surfside Lounge to relax and grab some shade, and beach-themed activities for the whole family.

Programs will include: Seaside Story Time for Kids, Hula Dancing and Hula Hooping classes, nautical crafts, and our new South Beach Reads Book Group for adults. Librarians will be on hand to sign out books, answer questions and demonstrate cutting edge library apps, eBooks and streaming media. In addition, anyone signing up for a library card will receive a free Santa Monica Public Library beach tote.

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach will be held from 10 am – 3 pm on:

— Friday, June 26 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway

— Saturday, July 18 on the beach at Dorothy Green Park (where Ocean Park Blvd ends)

— Friday, July 24 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy

— Saturday, August 15 on the beach at Dorothy Green Park (where Ocean Park Blvd ends)

— Friday, August 28 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach is brought to you by Community & Cultural Services and the Santa Monica Public Library.

For more information about this free public program, visit smpl.org/beach or call the Reference Services Department at 310.434.2608.

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