Monterey County Free Libraries knows how important reading is during the summer and proudly announces that their extremely popular Annual Summer Reading Program is back and happening Now through July 25th with educational fun along with prizes and special programs to be announced.
SIGN-UP AND WIN PRIZES! (WHO DOESN'T LOVE THAT NEW BOOK SMELL?)
Everyone who signs up will receive a free book that will be mailed to their home. If online access is a challenge, MCFL will mail a reading log and Bingo card to you. Children will receive another free book upon completion of their reading log, and those who complete the six activities on the back of their reading log will receive their very own stuffed animal “Monte”. Teens and adults will receive a special MCFL prize upon completion of a Bingo. Children can download a reading log to track the minutes they read, and teens and adults can download a Bingo Card to complete different activities.
A variety of fun, virtual programs are being offered throughout the summer. Performers are scheduled to offer online entertainment to families and to teens/adults through live Zoom sessions and through prerecorded shows. Mark your calendars!
TEEN AND ADULT PAINT PARTIES FACILITATED BY “PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION PAINT PARTIES”!
After the first paint party that took place on June 13th, More parties are being scheduled throughout the summer. Each session is limited to 10 participants and requires registration. Participants will need to visit the branch whose session they sign-up for to pick-up the materials needed for the paint party. All materials will be supplied. Please continue to check the Library’s website for the times materials can be picked up.
LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY FOR KIDS THROUGH EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE!
Children up to age 18 are invited to stop by the library once a week now through July 23rd for a free Grab-n-Go Lunch and Activity Bag.
Library staff will be onsite to distribute free bags curbside for a two-hour window, while supplies last, as part of the Lunch at the Library Program. Parents and/or guardians may pick up free bags for their children. All children up to Age 18 are welcome to participate. Last year MCFL served over 7,039 free meals.
THE DATES: Now through Saturday, July 25th!
SIGN-UP: You can sign-up the following ways:
→ Call: (831) 883-7555
→ Email: 611-Seaside-Ref@co.monterey.ca.us
→ Text: (831) 869-2690
→ Online: More information coming soon about how to sign-up online
For initial information, please copy and access the following URL into your browser: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/library/kids-teen/kids-summer-2020
PLEASE NOTE: Book returns and other library services will not be available until a later date.
The “Summer Reading” and “Lunch at the Library” Programs are made possible because of generous donors like you.
Happy Summer and Happy Summer Reading,
Julia Foster, Executive Director and Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries and Hillary Theyer, Library Director, Monterey County Free Libraries