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Summer Reading Program

Post Date:06/11/2019 9:07 AM

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June 11, 2019


2019 Summer Reading Program: It’s Showtime at Your Library!


The City of Santa Maria Public Library System kicks off It’s Showtime at Your Library Summer Reading Program at a special makerspace event from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th.   Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, design and create special projects, and try out musical instruments.  Adults, teens, and children are welcome at this family event


The summer reading program will run through Saturday, August 10th.  There is a special reading program for every age level from kids to adults. Each program offers free learning-based programs and prizes for reading, based on age level. Drawings for additional prizes will occur.


Prizes for kids and teens include a free book, free food, gift cards, and activities from local merchants, summer swag, 3-D printed items, and for teens, a grand prize drawing of an Amazon gift card or Kindle tablet.  Adult prizes include 3-D printed items and other summer swag, and free food and merchandise from local businesses.


Participants may sign up at the Main Library at 421 South McClelland Street, where adults may sign up at the second floor Information Desk, while children and teens sign up on the first floor in Youth Services.  Or, sign up at one of the service counters at branch locations at Orcutt, Cuyama, Guadalupe or Los Alamos. Please choose only one library for sign-ups, however, feel free to attend events at any location.


Kids and teens who finish the program will also be invited to a special finishers’ party at the main library in August.


National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school than those that did not participate. 


Visit the City website at for library locations and hours.


Questions may be directed to Youth Services or Reference Services, (805) 925-0994.


Department:                           Public Library

Contact Person:                     Dawn Jackson, Librarian III

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0994 ext. 2319

Email Address:              


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