2019 Summer Reading Program

Are you ready for summertime fun at the library? It's showtime and the spotlight is on reading!

This year’s theme is “It's Showtime at your Library” and we have a library full of books that are sure to surprise, delight, and entertain!  

Let the show begin! The Library invites everyone to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program – from infants to teens to adults. Simply stop by either of our Library locations to sign up beginning June 3.  While you’re there, check out a few books to get you started.
 
Reading during the summer is essential for children and teens to help maintain their reading skills and to prevent “the summer slide.” Children learn by modeling or watching their families, so have an exciting time reading together as a family!

The Summer Reading Program continues for seven weeks, spanning from June 3 through July 20.

Children, adults, and teens can check in weekly to earn incentive prizes and raffle tickets that can be used towards larger prizes. 

Weekly Summer Performances:

The Library also hosts weekly family-friendly summer performances featuring music, magic, animals, puppets, juggling, and a whole lot more.

For the Children's Summer Reading weekly programs free tickets are distributed one week prior to show on a first come basis and are available at the Children’s Information Desk. To attend the finale children must complete all 7 weeks of the program in order to earn a ticket. 

Check out this summer's Children's programs:

June 5 (Archibald) | June 6 (Biane) John Abrams (Magic Performance)
June 12 (Archibald) | June 13 (Biane)  Buster Balloon (Balloon Show) 
June 19 (Archibald) | June 20 (Biane) Dave Skale (Magic Performance) 
June 26 (Archibald) | June 27 (Biane) Kids Imagine Nation (Music Performance) 
July 10 (Archibald) | July 11 (Biane) Christopher Yates (Stories and Juggling) 
July 17 (Archibald) | July 18 (Biane) Pacific Animal Productions (Animal Show) 
July 27 (Biane) Finale 


Teens and adults are treated to their own special programming, raffles, and prizes as well. Sign up for a chance to win a new Espresso machine, Amazon Fire tablet and so much more!

Check out this summer's Teen programs:

June 4 (Archibald) | June 5 (Biane) Film Making Lab
June 11 (Archibald )| June 12 (Biane) Cooking with STEAM Willy Wonka Style 
June 18 (Archibald) | June 19 (Biane) Film Making Lab
June 25 (Archibald) | June 26 (Biane) Spaghetti Bridge Challenge
July 1 (Archibald) | July 2 (Biane) Film Making Lab
July 9 (Archibald) | July 10 (Biane)
Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons
July 16 (Archibald) | July 17 (Biane) Teen Bookclub
July 19 (Biane)  Finale: Teen Film Festival

 

Check out this summer's Adult programs:

June 4 (Archibald) Magical Comedy Night with Magician Justin Rivera
June 12 (Biane) Classic Movie Night "Casablanca"  
June 18 (Archibald) Movie Making Class 
June 26 (Biane) Bad Art Night 
July 9 (Archibald) Cult Classics Trivia Night 
July 17 (Biane) Smash Bros Tournament 
July 25 (Biane) Finale: Murder Mystery  

 

Last summer over 4,000 children, teens, and adults joined the Summer Reading Program. This year, let’s aim for 5,000.

For more information call: 

(909) 477-2720 x 3925 (Archibald Library) x 3975 (Paul A. Biane Library at Victoria Gardens).

Special thanks to our sponsors and all our community partners for their donations and contributions to the Summer Reading Program at the Rancho Cucamonga Library!

The Friends of the Rancho Cucamonga Library
The Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation

The California Summer Reading Program is a project of the California Library Association, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, a federal grant program administered in California by the State Librarian.