Reading

Karen Garcia reads a story about a train during Pre-school story time Thursday, May 232, at the Twentynine Palms Library.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Readers of all ages can sign up online now for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Twentynine Palms Branch Library.

This year’s program with the theme of “Tales of Enchantment,” will begin at the library, Adobe Road and Veterans Way, the week of June 10 and continue until the beginning of August.

Participants will take part in craft projects and take in weekly entertainment programs at the library while earning rewards for reading library books during the summer months.

They can sign up in one of four age groups, beginners at five and younger, children are age 6 to 11, teens are 12 to 17 and adults are 18 and older.

Rewards are earned in one of three ways, by the number of pages read, the number of books read or the number of minutes spent reading, depending on the age and reading level of the participant.

“It is based on the individual,” Librarian Sarah Bartlett said Thursday, May 23.

Weekly programs at the library during the Summer Reading Program will include Story Craft Time, at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and Fairy Tale Babies, at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Both will be for beginners.

A craft station, at 11 a.m. Mondays, will be for children.

Entertainment programs will be held at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the library.

Mobile Zoo of Southern California will bring a collection of large and small animals on June 13.

The Cool Critter show will comes with an exotic parrot, hedgehog, ferret, chinchilla, tarantula, python, iguana, tortoise, guinea pig and bunny rabbit.

One World Rhythm will bring its interactive music program June 20.

Palms ‘N Paws, the city’s animal shelter, will provide the program June 27.

Franklin Haynes Marionettes will provide a “one man” traveling show June July 11.

Rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will come to the library July 18.

Members of the local library staff will perform July 25.

The Wacko Show will bring magic and comedy to the library Aug. 3.

Volunteers are still being sought for the summer program and Bartlett is still accepting donations of items that can be used as rewards for readers.

To sign up online go to sbclib.org.

Participants can also purchase reading program t-shirts with order forms available at the library.

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