With the first two weeks completed, almost 1,000 people have registered and are participating in the “It’s Showtime” Summer Reading program at the Palm Springs Public Library.

Summer Reading Program Includes Animals, OperaThe Summer Reading program continues into week three with events including on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. The youth will welcome Auntie Kayte as she presents a musical program. Later that same day at 2 p.m. adults can attend an Introduction to Opera with local aficionado Gerald Salomon.

Summer Reading Program Includes Animals, OperaThen on Thursday, June 27 at 3:30 p.m. Teens can see live animals as Pacific Animal Productions presents “Lights, camera, animals!” Every week is a new program to entertain and engage! Summer Reading continues through July 18th and offers something for everyone in the family with a unique program for every age group; Youth: Pre-K – 5th grade, Teens: 6th – 12th grade, and adults!

Registrations continue daily, so there is still time to register and participate. Participants check in once per week.  Youths and teens will receive a free new book (grade level/age specific). Adults get a voucher for a gently used book from the Friends of the Library book sale shelves.

Everyone also gets a grand prize entry ticket to enter for the grand prize they want to try and win. The books have been purchased through the support of our Friends of the Palm Springs Library and a grant from the Anderson Children’s Foundation.

Grand prizes during the Summer Reading program include a selection of items courtesy of the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission and the Friends of the Palm Springs Library.

One winner will be selected for each prize from the entry tickets in that bin at our finale celebration on Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the main library atrium. The celebration will feature celebrity impersonator Bethany Owen appearing as Joan Rivers and Judy Garland. Prize winners do not need to be present to win but must be registered and enrolled in summer reading prior to the drawing.

For more Summer Reading program information go online by clicking here for a complete schedule. Summer Reading helps to combat ‘summer slide’ that some students experience in their skill comprehension over the summer break. The Library provides Summer Reading as a fun, free opportunity to keep their skills sharp over the summer and have fun.

So mark your calendars, plan to register, and participate.

The Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection to the community. The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road.

For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or click here.

Image Sources

  • opera actor: Image by Daniel Toueix from Pixabay
  • Pacific Animal Productions: Palm Springs Public Library
  • Auntie Kayte Portrait: Palm Springs Public Library