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Summer Reading Kicks Off

The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and their caregivers to participate in Summer Reading. Earn prizes for reading, and attend many entertaining and educational events June 5 to August 5, 2017. Two special events will kick off the children’s Summer Reading fun at the Library. On Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, will host Balloon Twisting with Harvey Simpson, and on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue, will host Mr. Twister the Balloon Man. Kids of all ages and families will learn how to twist their own fantastic balloon creations in these two fun, interactive workshops.

The Summer Reading theme for children and teens is, “Reading by Design.” Children ages 0-12 earn prizes for reading, or being read to, 20-30 minutes a day, and enjoying events such as science, building, magic, puppet and animal shows at the Library throughout the summer. Summer Reading helps children maintain or improve their reading levels and fosters a lifelong love of learning and reading.

Teens in grades 6-12 can participate in Summer Reading as well. Teen participants earn a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win grand prizes for every book read this summer and every event attended. Teens will kick off Summer Reading with tie-dying t-shirts on June 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library and June 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library. Visit the Library or its web site to discover other popular events teens can attend this summer.

Sign up for the Summer Reading on the Library’s website or at the Library starting Wednesday, June 5, 2017. For more information, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.

( News Release )