Long Beach Public Library Launches Annual Summer Reading Program
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~ The Long Beach Public Library is inviting readers of all ages to "Find Your Voice" through its annual Summer Reading Program, which kicks off on Saturday, June 10. The program runs until August 12 and encourages participants to read by awarding incentives for every five days they read, with extra incentives for completing activities and writing book reviews.

Mayor Rex Richardson said, "Discover a captivating world of reading for everyone, of all ages, through our Summer Reading program. It's a delightful, and educational experience that nurtures a lifelong passion for learning and literature."

The program launches with a performance by Boxtales Theatre Company at the Billie Jean King Main Library on June 10 at 11 a.m., courtesy of the Music Center Los Angeles' ArtsGrown L.A. program. Each Library location will also host performances throughout the summer, including magic shows, musical performances, wildlife encounters, and much more. For teens and adults, the Library is hosting workshops, book talks, poetry programs and other events that will inspire participants to find their voices.

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Registration for Summer Reading begins June 10 in person at any Library location or online. Residents can register and begin participation at any time during the program but the earlier the registration, the more incentives participants can earn.

Director of Library Services Cathy De Leon said "Summer Reading is an engaging way to inspire families and young people to keep reading year-round which is key to keeping skills sharp as students return to school in the fall." She added that special events, prizes, activity ideas and reading recommendations are offered to participants of all ages.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by contributions from the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Long Beach Public Library which enable the Library to offer books and other incentives to program participants as well as provide special performances by professional family entertainers and educators.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program visit lbpl.org or call 562-570-7500

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