“Exercise Your Mind” is the theme of Escondido Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens, and adults.
The Challenge offers reading fun for all ages and a wide variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events from June 13 – July 31. Participants log their reading online at library.escondido.org/summer for a chance to earn prizes donated by dozens of local businesses.
Summer Reading festivities kick off on Monday, June 13, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge and receive a free sample from Rita’s Italian Ice—one of the many 2016 Summer Reading Challenge sponsors.
Throughout the summer, children and their families are invited to learn about the science of bubbles, get friendly with reptiles and amphibians, and participate in interactive musical performances, as well as special storytimes and craft events.
Teens will learn to create their own comics from Javier Hernandez, the creator of El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie, participate in screen printing workshops, and enjoy burritos while chatting about books guaranteed to exercise their minds.
Adults will learn collage and watercolor techniques, join book discussions, and hear about how scientists are studying the human brain in order to create artificial intelligence. Neal Griffin, local police lieutenant turned celebrated crime action thriller author, will close out the Adult Summer Reading Challenge on July 26 with a discussion and book signing.
For more information on the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.