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Long Beach Public Library - Summer Reading 2017

Release Date: 2017-06-12

Every year, more than 5,000 Long Beach residents participate in LBPL's Summer Reading Program.  Reading over the summer is crucial for students so they may arrive back at school in September prepared to tackle the next grade. Students who read 20 minutes a day, or just five books during the summer, will not experience the dreaded "summer slide" loss of reading skills.  LBPL's Summer Reading Program is fun for the whole family.

In addition to the LBPL's Summer Reading Program, each library location will host a series of special events, featuring comedy and magic, exotic animals, wacky puppet shows, balloon and bubble wonders, Musical Theatre West performances and much more. Check out what's coming to the Los Altos and Brewitt Library:  

Chistopher T Magician
Join Christopher "Taco" for an amazing magic show with wall-to-wall laughs.
June 22 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
June 23 at 1 p.m. - Brewitt Library 


Flight of Fantasy 
Interactive folktales and fables spring into life with costumes and props.
June 29 at  12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
June 30 at 1 p.m. - Brewitt Library 


Annie Banannie
Whimsical balloon creations bring together storytelling, music and comedy in a spectacular performance to delight kids of all ages!
July 6 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 



Wild Wonders
"Tame" your curiosity for "wildlife" with this educational and interactive program featuring a variety of cuddly and creepy critters.
July 13 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
July 14 at 1 p.m. - Brewitt Library 


Arty Loon 
Comedy magic, amazing illusion, spectacular juggling, and hilarious puppetry guarantees fun for the whole family! 
August 3 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
August 4 at 1 p.m. - Brewitt Library 


One World Rhythm
Get ready for a fun and unique experience playing various musical instruments while being guided through a series of musical activities! 
July 20 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
July 21 at 1 p,m. - Brewitt Library 


Noteworthy Puppets
There's plenty of fun as two kids embark on a adventure to win top prize at a Science Fair. Featuring a 3D-printed puppet 
July 27 at 12 p.m. - Los Altos Library 
July 28 at 1 p.m. - Brewitt Library 


 The Los Altos Library is located at 5614 E. Britton Drive 
The Brewitt Library is located at 4035 E. Anaheim Street

Check the calendar for more special events

Learn moreabout the program here