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Summer Reading Program 2017

June 10 - July 28

The Summer Reading program is a fun way for youth and adults to keep reading throughout the summer, and join a community of other readers. If you signed up for Summer Reading prior to July 19, the last day to claim a prize is Monday, July 31. Happy Reading!


Print a copy of the Summer Reading Log


View the SRP Event Calendar HERE


Lists of Recommended Books for Summer Reading


Learn to Code Week

John Steinbeck Library: June 13-16; 2-4pm
Cesar Chavez Library: June 20-30; 1-3pm
Create and share your own digital stories! This is a four or eight day program using Chromebooks and Scratch to tell stories, while being introduced to core computer science concepts. For optimal success, participants should be reading at a 4th grade level and plan on attending all program days. All materials needed for this program, including computers, will be provided. Ages 9-14 years.
Registration is full for the Learn to code Week

Introduction to Robotics

3:30-5:30pm
Cesar Chavez Library: June 20-30
Build it. Program it. Control it. Experience the fun of mechanics, electronics, control systems and computer science. In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of robotics and coding through step-by-step instruction. All supplies and equipment will be provided. Ages 11-17 years.
Sign up for Introduction to Robotics HERE

Museum Enrichment Week

Times vary by field trip location.
John Steinbeck Library: June 20-23
Cesar Chavez Library: July 18-21
Participants will have an opportunity to learn and explore some of the wonderful museums that are located around Monterey County. Some of the field trips will be to Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, National Steinbeck Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Ages 8-12 years.
Sign up for the John Steinbeck Library Museum Enrichment Week HERE

Sign up for the Cesar Chavez Library Museum Enrichment Week at the library.

Imagination Laboratory Week

1-4pm
John Steinbeck Library: June 27-30
Cesar Chavez Library: July 5-7
Engage your imagination and individuality by creating your very own storybook! Participate in word games and improvisation exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Learn different styles of storytelling including writing, music and theater. Take your imagination to new heights. Ages 8-12 years.
Sign up for Imagination Laboratory Week HERE

Science Discovery Week

1-5pm
Cesar Chavez Library: June 27-30
John Steinbeck Library: July 25-28
Tinker, build, explore. Bart Evans from Mission Science Workshop heads up this week of fun science activities. Hovercrafts, water rockets, and microscopes are just a few of the projects planned for this week. Ages 6-12 years.
Sign up for Science Discovery Week HERE

STEM Week

1-3pm
John Steinbeck Library: July 5-7
Did you know that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is all around us? A lot of it is applied to fun, exciting, and amazing activities we take part in every day. Learn how to use the principals of STEM to better explore the world around by taking part in experiments, games, and fun learning. Ages 6-12 years.
Sign up for STEM Week HERE

Kids Art Week

1:00-2:30pm or 3:00-4:30pm
Cesar Chavez Library: July 11-14
John Steinbeck Library Library: July 18-21
Kids will have FUN drawing and painting using acrylic paints, analyzing masks around the world, and creating their own mask using paper mache! Ages 6-12 years.
Sign up for Kids Art Week HERE

Mix Up the Fun Week

1-4pm
John Steinbeck Library: July 11-14
Cesar Chavez Library: July 25-28

This week will consist of a variety of hands on activities including arts and crafts, sports, and food. Activities will be available for participants ages 8 yrs and up.
Visit the library to sign up for this event starting on June 10.

 
El Gabilan Library Project
We are very proud to announce that the City of Salinas will be building a new branch library very soon to replace the existing El Gabilan Library.  The opportunity for a Library system to recreate its space and re-envision its services occurs infrequently so we see this as an important
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Library Closed for Holiday
Memorial Day Images

The Salinas Public Library will be CLOSED Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017

 
Library & Community Services Summer Guide

Summer is coming right at you! There’ll be no excuse for boredom this summer when there are so many engaging things to do in this Activity Guide!

The 2017 Summer Activity Guide features classes, camps, programs and events that take place this summer. There is also Summer Reading info for the library. Be sure to check out all of the amazing activities and events happening this spring by clicking here to download the guide!

 
Karaoke

Mondays
4:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

Come and join the fun! Karaoke for everyone!

 
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