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This Summer, Babies, Kids and Teens are Invited to the Santa Monica Public Library:

This summer, babies, kids and teens are invited to the Santa Monica Public Library to read,jump, dance, move, create, and earn prizes for the amount of time they spend reading (or being read to).  This year’s Summer Reading Program encourages youth to Read for the Win!  Beginning Saturday, June 11, kids, teens, and parents of babies can stop by the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, or any one of the branch locations to sign up for one of the following summer reading programs:

·      Baby & Me Club – for babies ages 0 to 17 months and their caregivers

·      Read to Me Club – for children ages 18 months to 6 years

·      Independent Readers Club – for children ages 6 and up

·      Teen Reading Club – for teens in grades 6 to12

The nationally-known Foothill Force Jump Rope Team will kick off our Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the North Courtyard at the Main Library. All ages are invited to come watch and learn some amazing moves! At 12:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, everyone is invited to join in a Workout with the Blue Bucket Activity Group for fun, aerobic activities designed to get you moving!

Enhancing the summer reading program are activities for kids and teens offered at the Main Library and all branch locations this summer, including story times, dance and exercise classes, science shows, puppets, magic, animal shows, writing workshops, craft programs, music, movies,and much more. Summer Reading begins Saturday, June 11and continues through the summer until Saturday, August 20.

According to the American Library Association, numerous studies show that summer reading programs help ensure that children retain reading and learning skills over the summer, and prevent the “summer slide.” Most of all, however, summer reading programs are geared for reading for the fun of it!

The summer reading program is made possible through the generous support from the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.

For more information on this free public program, and a full schedule of events, visitsmpl.org

There is a summer reading program for adults, too! For information on the Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, please visit

smpl.org

 

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