PALMDALE – More than 200 local children packed into the Palmdale City Library last week for “Wonders of Wildlife,” part of the City’s “Reading is So Delicious” summer reading program.
Kids were treated to two fun presentations that featured stories and live animals including a rabbit, fox, opossum, monitor lizard, snake, and parrot.
“The turnout was incredible,” said Palmdale Library Director Thomas Vose. “Thanks to the Friends of the Palmdale Library who are sponsoring the summer reading program, we are able to expose children to the love of reading through very creative ways.”
Other programs in the summer reading program include:
- “Midnight Feast,” in which kids can drop off their favorite doll or stuffed animal for an overnight stay at the library, Tuesday, July 23 from 10 am to 3 pm;
- “Midnight Feast, Part 2,” in which kids will pick up their doll or stuffed animal and get a free photo of what they did overnight, all day Wednesday, July 24; and
- “A Musical Feast with Craig Newton—End of Summer Party” on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 pm.
More than 500 kids have signed up for the summer reading program. The program, which is free for kids up to 12 years old, is sponsored by the Friends of the Palmdale City Library, and runs through Aug. 10.
“The Summer Reading program also includes reading logs for children,” said Librarian Debbie Melin. “If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. Stop by the reference desk next time you are in the Library and pick up a log for your child. To encourage reading over the summer, kids will earn prizes for every 5 books they read. In addition, the Library will host a party at the end of the summer for those who participated.”
The Library will also host Preschool Story times on Tuesdays at 10 am, Wednesdays at 11 am, and Bilingual Story times on Fridays at 10 am, now through Aug. 10.
The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
For more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.
(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)