Children ages two and up and teenagers in grades six to 12 can sign up for the Santa Monica Public Library’s Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 15th.

Under the program, children will receive prizes after reading (or being read to) for five, ten and 15 hours. Teens will receive a prize for completing 30 hours of reading, raffle tickets to enter a grand prize drawing for prizes, and an invitation to the end-of-summer Teen Party.

This year’s summer reading program celebrates music and the arts with the themes “Be Creative @ Your Library” for children, and “Express Yourself @ Your Library” for teens. Participants can sign up at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., or any one of the branch locations.

Free weekly activity programs for children ages four and up at the Main Library and all branch locations include puppet shows, music, dance, and more. Teens can learn how to create macramé, ceramics and other crafts, and enjoy movies and book discussions.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.

Information on this free public program, and a full schedule of events, www.smplkids.org/ or the Youth Services Department at (310) 458-8621 during library hours.

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