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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

It’s almost time to celebrate summer with Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library! This year’s Summer Reading Programs will run from June 4 to August 11, 2018, and all ages are invited to sign up and join in the fun.

The theme for the Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs is “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Kids ages 0 to 12 years earn cool rewards just for reading and completing fun activities! Moreover, Summer Reading helps children maintain or improve their reading skills while they are on break from school and provides them with fun events to attend all summer long! Kids who read, or are read to, 10 hours over the summer and complete 5 literacy activities will earn rewards, such as books, crafts, food coupons, a t-shirt or a book bag! In addition, kids of all ages and their families are invited to free and exciting magic shows kicking off a fun summer at the Oceanside Public Library! Billy Bonkers Magic Show will kick off Summer Reading on Monday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, located at 3861 Mission Avenue. The Magic of Tony Daniels will kick off Summer Reading at the Civic Center Library on Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

Teens, ages 11-18, are invited to explore the Library and their community this summer during the Summer Reading program. Teen participants earn prize drawing tickets for a chance to win Grand Prizes for each book read, each activity completed and each teen program they attend. They can learn magic with magician/comedian Justin Rivera, learn how to 3D Print, challenge themselves with edible creations, and paint pottery with Indigo Cook Crafts just to name a few! Teens will kick of Summer Reading with dessert decorating on June 6 at 3 PM at Civic Center Library and June 8 at 3:30 PM at the Mission Branch. There will be two 3D Printing courses offered for teens over the summer, one at the Civic Center Library beginning June 13 and one at the Mission Branch beginning July 20. Registration is required for all 3D printing classes. Please call 760-435-5600 or visit the Library to sign up.

Summer Reading is not just for kids! This summer, adults will be “Cultivating Community” at the Library. Adults are invited to read and review a book, and be rewarded with a succulent to take home and cultivate their garden. Sign-up online, then head into any Oceanside Public Library location to pick up an invitation to the End of Summer Party and a Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO Card. Read three books or attend a library program and be entered into an opportunity drawing to win a Local Oceanside Gift Basket. Complete any FIVE Read, Learn Discover Library BINGO activities and be entered into an opportunity drawing for an eReader. Books can be fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, or magazines. Reviews must be at least 5 sentences in length. Succulents can be picked up at any library location. Winners of Opportunity Drawings will be announced at the End of Summer Party on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Plaza.

For more information and to sign-up for the Summer Reading Programs at the Oceanside Public Library, call 760-435-5600, visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or stop by any library location.

( News Release )