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Summer Reading Program Starts June 3rd

It's Showtime at the Library!

Post Date:06/06/2019 6:00 AM

BeanstackLandingGraphicMainSRP2019Get ready to be entertained at this year's themed Summer Reading Program, "Show Time at the Library," which runs from June 3-August 3, at the South Pasadena Public Library! This year, children, teens, and adults are welcome to join in the show at the annual Summer Reading Program. Participation in the program is free thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and contributions from other community-spirited businesses and individuals.

The entertaining Wonderful Wednesday programs include such acts as the New Hollywood String Quartet presenting a Brahms concert for kids, a SPACE art workshop, STEMup4Kids hands-on science program, jugglers, magicians, and more. The Wonderful Wednesday presentations will be at 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room starting June 19th.

Other fun events include Storytimes for preschoolers, toddlers, and families; Barks and Books; Craft Tuesdays; Family Game Days; and the Tween Writing Camp.

Click here to view a list of all programs.

The Summer Reading Program is a nine-week, parent-supervised event designed to make reading fun and to encourage participants to further explore the world of reading. Readers may read as many or as few minutes as they want and they can earn prize incentives or opportunity drawing tickets for achieving goals each week. Beginning June 3, participants in the Summer Reading Program are encouraged to sign up in person in the Library's Children's Room or online at Those signing up online should visit the Children's Room afterward to pick up their Summer Reading Program packet and to choose the free book they get just for registering!

The library is located at 1100 Oxley Street, and the Library Community Room is at 1115 El Centro Street. Library hours are Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find us on Facebook at

Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event.  Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at and email the form to Human Resources at

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