Public Library Summer Reading Program | ‘Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate, Discover’

South Pasadena Public Library Summer Reading Program Launches June 1

The South Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Program—Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate, Discover—will take place Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 1.

All programs and activities will be presented online, and kids, teens and adults are encouraged to read and participate in other activities for fun and prizes. Progress will be tracked using the Beanstack app, which will be familiar to readers who participated in last year’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) or the recent Safer at Home Reading Challenges.

Pre-registration began Tuesday, May 26. Visit the Summer Reading Program landing page on the City’s website to get started: www.southpasadenaca.gov/SRPinfo. The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the non-profit Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.

Research has shown that students who read at least 20 minutes daily have a clear literacy advantage over children and teens that read less or don’t read at all.

SRP stops the summer learning slide and strengthens children and teens’ literacy advantage. The 2020 Summer Reading Program will feature recorded storytimes with our librarians and engaging craft programs that can be done from home. Wonderful Wednesday performers have transitioned from in-person programming to creating streaming content, which will allow patrons to view performances from the safety of their homes.

All pre-recorded programs will be available to view on the library’s website: www.southpasadenaca.gov/SRPprograms. Summer Reading Program prizes will be available for pick-up at the end of the program, starting the last week in July.