Summer Learning Challenge Wraps Up!

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September 8, 2021

We were thrilled to see that this Summer's Learning Program "Reading Colors Your World" was a huge success! Combining both in-person and virtual programs, a total of 1,471 youth and adults participated in programs, and 731 signed up for summer reading.  We also gave away 740 books as reading prizes!

One of our well-received programs was "Storytime in the Park" which included an outdoor storytime at three local parks, and was attended by 468 parents and children.  We also offered 10 take-home activity kits throughout the summer for youth and adults.  A total of 1,834 kits were distributed. 

The Summer Learning Program also included a Graphic Novel Contest, preceded by four workshops with published authors and illustrators, and the fourth year of providing a Kinder Boot Camp for incoming kindergarten students without experience in a pre-school or pre-K program. We also served 4,264 to-go lunches and snacks at Cesar Chavez Library. 

"Despite the Covid-related restrictions, we were delighted by the turnout we received for our programs over the summer," said Ernesto Lizaola, Community Education Manager.  For more information about upcoming programs and events, please visit our website calendar  (