Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to celebrate Summer Reading with special finale events. Summer Reading participants of all ages can earn prizes for reading, and attend many entertaining and educational events through August 10, 2019. The Summer Reading theme is, “It’s Showtime At Your Library.”
Children ages 0-12 earn prizes for reading, or being read to, 20-30 minutes a day, and completing engaging and educational activities. Children and families participate in free events such as science, building, magic, puppet and animal shows at the Library. Summer Reading helps children maintain or improve their reading levels and fosters a lifelong love of learning and reading. Two special events will finish the Summer Reading celebration for children:
- Franklin Haynes Marionettes bilingual puppet show for kids and families on Friday, August 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Branch Avenue.
- Pacific Animal Productions will present an interactive Wild Animal Show on Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.
Teens in grades 6-12 can participate in Summer Reading as well. Teen participants earn prize-drawing tickets for a chance to win grand prizes for every book read this summer and every Library event attended, such as Zumba on Wednesday, August 7 at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, and Friday, August 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library.
Adults can join in the Summer Reading fun too! Prizes can be earned for signing up, and for logging books online through the Library’s Summer Reading site. The Adult End of Summer Reading Party is exclusive to program participants, and there is still time to register! This year, the Library welcomes Scott Paulson and his Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra on Saturday, August 10 at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Courtyard. This one of a kind show will have you participating in the music experience while spending the afternoon with fellow readers. Attendees will even have a chance to create their own theme song!
The Summer Reading Program and its events are sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.
Sign up for Summer Reading online through the Library’s website or at any Library location now through Saturday, August 10, 2019. For more information, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.