Later this month, the Long Beach Public Library will begin its annual Summer Reading Program, during which families and readers can sign up to be part of the program, special events and activities at all library locations.
For this year’s eight-week program, the library encourages participants to “read beyond the box” by reading books, participating in activities and attending free special events.
On line registration begins the same day as the program, June 18, and in-person registration begins June 21 at any of the 12 library locations.
Residents can register and join at any time throughout the program, which runs until August 13.
“Our summer reading program is a great way for families to maintain a reading routine at home,” said the library’s acting director, Christine Hertzel, “which is essential for students returning to school in the fall.
During the first week of the summer reading program, each library branch will host a musical performance, including performances by INCA the Peruvian Ensemble, DIAVOLO/Architecture in Motion, and Chameleons Mime Theater, among others.
There will also be special events throughout the summer for the whole family, including magic shows, wildlife encounters for young children, STEM workshops, book talks and other programs. for teenagers and adults.
“The Library’s Summer Reading Program,” Maryor Rbert Garcia said in a press release earlier this month, “is something to look forward to every year.”
For more information on the summer reading program and the full schedule of special events, call 562-570-7500 or visit lbpl.org.