Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some leisure reading!
The Fullerton Public Library will launch their Summer Reading Programs, themed “I Geek Fullerton Public Library,” beginning May 31 for both teens and adults, which will feature a variety of events and prizes to encourage reading during the summer months.
The Teen Summer Reading Program, which runs May 31 to July 27, is the optimal time for students on summer break to kick back with a good book. For every four hours read, teens will earn one ticket, or “geek cred,” and be able to “buy” books, pencils, notepads, and more. Teens will also be able to purchase raffle tickets with their geek creds to be entered into grand prize drawings at the end of the program for a TI-84 graphing calculator and gift cards to Target, Game Stop, Barnes and Noble, and more.
In addition to reading, teens are invited to participate in the weekly movie club, held Wednesdays beginning May 18 through July 20, from 4-7 p.m. in the Teen Area. Special geek-themed events will also be held throughout the summer, including a Star Wars Day, a Super Smash Brothers Tournament, and crafting days where participants will make a Batman puppet, Dr. Who style bow-tie, or Harry Potter inspired wand.
The Adult Summer Reading Program will also run May 31 to July 27, 2016. Adults are encouraged to read individually or as part of book clubs over the summer months. For every book read, adults will earn a raffle ticket for prizes including free books, a Kindle Fire HD, Barnes and Noble gift cards, and more.
Finally, Children’s Services will be offering Read for the Win Summer Reading Program featuring programs and prizes for children of all ages beginning May 31and running through August 14. For more information, please contact Children’s Services at (714) 738-6338 or visit the Kid’s Zone at FullertonLibrary.org/kids-zone.
Registration is required to participate in the programs, and may be done so by visiting the Library at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. For a full calendar of events or more information, please visit FullertonLibrary.org or call (714) 738-6326.