Summer Programs

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June 3 - July 27

Join the Salinas Public Library Summer Learning Program for fun, engaging, and FREE in-person activities all summer long.  A variety of drop-in and registration-based programs will be offered through the summer to promote learning and exploration. 

All youth programs will be drop-in unless otherwise specified. Adult programs are registration-based, with some virtual and some in-person. 

Our Summer Learning Program includes: 

  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • Book prizes 
  • In-person programs
  • Live Performances  
  • Take-home kits

Activity booklets will be available at all our branches in the coming weeks. Click here to view a digital version. PDF icon library_summer_booklet_2024_.pdf

Summer Reading Challenge

Youth participants can track their progress online (click the button below), download a copy of the log, or pickup one at your nearby library. Reading logs available for pickup at the library starting June 3. PDF icon summer_reading_log_2024.pdf

Adults can track their progress with a quick weekly survey, sent to the email address you registered with. Paper copies are available at any branch.

Claim Your Prize(s)

Youth - read for 14 days and receive a free book prize. When they read for an additional 14 days, they receive a second book prize. Come to any of the libraries during open hours to claim your prize! Claim prizes through August 10, 2024.

Adults - are eligible for a free book prize by completing one weekly survey. Book prizes will be available starting June 10th (while supplies last). Each weekly survey you complete also counts as an entry for the Adult Grand Prize drawing (up to 8 entries per person). All surveys must be submitted by 12pm on Wednesday, July 31st to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.

The drawing features two prizes: an annual Family Membership at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and an annual Cinemark Movie Club Membership. The drawing will be held during the week of July 29, 2024.