Library launches summer reading programs

DOWNEY – Registration began this week for the Downey City Library’s free independent summer reading program for adults, “Literary Elements.” Participants receive a “book bingo” card and earn a chance to win an e-reader and other prizes.

Also beginning this week was the teen summer reading program, which runs through July 26.

The free program encourages teens to “Spark a Reaction” and read this summer whether for pleasure or to get a head start on books for the next school year. Young adults ages 13-19 may join the program, win prizes and attend exclusive events.

Teens that complete the program receive a free book and become eligible to attend a pizza party July 25. Teens also have a chance at the pizza party to win an e-reader and other prizes.

The e-readers, a Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi edition, was donated by the Friends of the Downey City Library.

For more details, or to sign up, visit the library or call the Adult Information Desk at (562) 904-7360, ext. 132.

“Fizz, Boom, Read” is the theme of the Downey City Library’s summer reading program for children 12 years and younger.

During the program, which begins Monday, June 23, and ends Aug. 2, children may read independently at home to earn prizes including a free book.

At the kick-off on June 23, David Cousin will offer insights into the science of juggling starting at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 24 through Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers (no groups or schools).

Special Thursday events for children ages 5-12 will be offered from 2-2:45 p.m. from June 26 through July 31 (no program July 3). Featured performances include Dave Skale’s Magic and Mayhem, Swazzle’s puppet show, Annie Banannie and how to buld a balloon mousetrap, a radical science show with Rudy Gonzalez, and a Belize whale shark expideition with Wayne and Karen Brown.

Free show passes will be distributed 30 minutes before show time to the first 110 children at each performance.



Published: June 5, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 08