May 2012

This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Menlo Park Library features special entertainment by Wild Things Inc, Pirate Jack Spareribs, MaryLee Sunseri, Fratello Marionettes, Magician Phil Ackerly and the Bubble Lady.

The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open to young people of all ages with specific options for children and teens, including raffles, reading clubs and more.  Registration begins on June 1 via the Library’s website where you can find a downloadable reading log and a calendar of events. Summer Reading will begin in earnest on June 18 and run through August 31.

As a reminder, the Library will be closed for a remodeling project from May 21 to June 18, but you can  begin your summer reading as early as June 1 by visiting the Library website.

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