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Since 1921, Pasadena Public Library has held its Summer Reading Program helping children retain knowledge and skills learned in school throughout the summer, furthering social-emotional development, discovering the joy of stories, and the importance of lifelong learning.
By News Desk
The program enriches, engages, fosters an opportunity for community connection through shared experiences, and inspires children to read for enjoyment. Parents and teachers agree that summer reading matters.
This year’s theme, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” encourages participants to explore ideas that are new to them and forge their own paths in life. Children, teens, and adults are invited to sign up online at pasadena.beanstack.com/reader365 or stop by the Allendale, Hastings, Hill Avenue, Lamanda Park, La Pintoresca, Linda Vista, San Rafael, Santa Catalina or Villa Parke branch libraries to sign up in person. The 2022 Summer Reading Program will be held through Saturday, July 30.
Selected summer performances and programs
As a part of the Summer Reading program the Pasadena Public Library will host an array of performances, programs, storytimes, workshops, and more. Here are selected events:
- Performance – Juggler Michael Rayner
Come, see and be amazed by the wacky juggling of Michael Rayner. You never know what Michael will juggle or balance next in this show of tricks and stunts.
Wednesday, July 13, 4:00 pm
La Pintoresca Branch Library,
1355 N. Raymond Ave.
- Program – Preschool Fun with Ken Frawley
Meet puppet friends and sing along with them in this fun-filled presentation perfect for preschoolers. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 am
Lamanda Park Branch Library
140 S. Altadena Dr.
- Performance – Magic with Zany Zoe
Zany Zoe performs fantastic feats of magic with lots of audience participation. Join us for a zany, magical show.
Saturday, July 23, 2:00 pm
Santa Catalina Branch Library
999 E. Washington Blvd.
- Performance – The Arty Loon Show!
Balloons, magic, juggling and puppetry are packed into one show with magician Arty Loon. Audience participation is encouraged in this family-friendly fun-filled performance.
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 am
Allendale Branch Library
1130 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading program is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. For a full list of programs, visit our events calendar at cityofpasadena.net/library/calendar.
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