Santa Maria Public Library

The Santa Maria Public Library System kicks off its Build a Better World Summer Reading Program Friday, June 9th.  The program will run for eight weeks through Saturday, August 5th.  There is a special reading program for every age level from kids to adults.   Each program offers free activities and prizes for reading, based on age level. Drawings for additional prizes will occur at the end of the program. Participants may sign up at the main library or one of the Library’s branch locations at Orcutt, Cuyama, Guadalupe or Los Alamos. Kids and teens who finish the program will also be invited to a special finishers’ party at the main library in August.

The official kickoff event will be Saturday, June 10th at 2:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall, at the Santa Maria Public Library, and will include a special Showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While there, be sure to sign-up for the Summer Reading Program.  This is a family event for adults, teens, and children. Space for the movie is limited to approximately 100 people.  A variety of fun and educational free programs for all ages will continue throughout the eight weeks and all library events may be viewed by accessing the library’s online events calendar from the library website.

National research finds that students who participate in public library reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school than those that did not participate. Librarians are available to help children select books appropriate to their age and reading skill level.

Remember, participants can choose to sign-up at whichever branch location they use most — just go to the service counter to sign up and begin.  At the main library, adults may sign-up at the second floor Information Desk, while children and teens sign-up on the first floor in Youth Services.  Please choose only one library for sign-ups, however, feel free to attend events at any location.

Questions may be directed to Youth Services, 925-0994.

Department: Public Library
Contact Person: Dawn Jackson, Librarian III
Telephone Number: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2319
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