The Santa Clarita Public Library invites readers of all ages to participate in the free 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Program. Registration opened on June 8 but there’s still plenty of time to sign up! The program continues until July 25, 2015. Online registration is free at SCVSummerReading.com.
The “Read to the Rhythm” program, presented in partnership with the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, encourages residents to celebrate literature and music with a variety of summer programming available at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy, Valencia and Old Town Newhall library branches.
Although a few weeks in to the program, there are still many specially themed story times and literary character programs, DIY crafts, dance classes, musical performances and other events scheduled for the month of July.
Families participating in the program won’t want to miss Rusty presents Let’s Go Save the Butterflies, a special “Rhythm Round’ the City” event on July 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., held off site at West Ranch High School Auditorium, located at 26255 Valencia Boulevard. Performed by Christopher Yates, this interactive educational program teaches the audience about the science-related environmental challenges of the great Butterfly Migration.
Readers may also join the Five Book Summer Challenge, which encourages kids and adults to read five items this summer to be entered into drawings for prizes. Once five reading items are logged, children grades first to sixth will receive a free book from Barnes & Noble Valencia by showing their Summer Reading Program certificate. Other prizes for kids and teens will be raffled off to readers who completed the challenge.
On Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m., the program will end in festive style with a free Summer Reading Program Music Jamboree Finale at Newhall Park, located at 24923 Newhall Avenue. The event will feature prize drawings, sponsor booths, an award ceremony and live performances from The Wacko Show, The Terns and Nathalia Palis.
For full programming, information on special events, challenge details and registration information on the 2015 Summer Reading Program go to SCVSummerReading.com.