SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES 2019 SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
An Events & Reading Program for Babies, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults!
Our 2019 Summer Reading Program, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, begins June 1st and runs through August 10th. Our entire program has been revamped this year to be more inclusive and to put an even greater focus on reading! Studies have shown that reading just 5 books over the summer can significantly reduce Summer Slide – a term for the learning loss experienced over the summer.
This year’s theme, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, was chosen to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. It also celebrates the richness of perspectives that arise when we include stories from diverse people. And finally, we celebrate 50 years of space exploration and the anniversary of the lunar landing.
We are excited to present 3 SUMMER READING KICKOFF EVENTS to celebrate the beginning of the new program. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and lunches for these free family events: