The Children’s Department invites children from infants through sixth grade to participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Paws to Read,” from June 23 through August 2. To officially kick off the program, comedy juggler Michael Rayner will present a 45 minute fun-filled comedy juggling show with audience participation on Monday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Barnes Park.
To encourage children to read during the six-week program, each participating reader will receive a variety of reading incentives including pencils, reading bags, stickers, bookmarks, reading patches, animal-shaped erasers, shoelaces, Frisbees, food coupons, and Legoland coupons. Children who read ten books will receive an entry form to win a colorful T-shirt with the Summer Reading Club logo “Paws to Read!” Four T-shirt drawings are scheduled during the six-week reading program, winners are not required to be present, and each reader can only win one T-shirt. Special summer reading programs include craft projects, film showings, and the Barks and Books program for reading club members. For further information about the summer reading program, please call the Children's Desk at (626) 307-1358.