Some may find it hard to believe, but by the time you read this, we are well over the midpoint of summer reading here at the Seaside Public Library. Our last big performer for the kids, Jugglemania, performed today, and now it is time to keep reading, reading, reading and turning your reading logs in up until the end of August! Don’t forget, the last day to turn in those reading logs for prizes is Aug. 31! This includes all kids, teens, or adults that are participating in the Seaside Library summer reading program. As of July 18 we had 207 kids signed up for summer reading, 47 teens, and 19 adults and many of our voracious summer readers have turned in reading logs already!

We do have an adult summer reading program because we believe that even adults like a little motivation to keep reading on those beautiful sunny days here on the coast! I feel like this summer has been one that makes me keep running to the beach just for those cool breezes off the ocean.

Just because some of our biggest events for kids and teens are over for the summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep coming in to the library all summer long. In fact, storytimes will continue as have all year long on Wednesdays every week with a start time of 10 a.m. Don’t forget to check the library calendar for the theme of the day; whether it’s a puppet show, letter of the alphabet, or tied in to our summer “heroes” theme, each storytime is fun, interactive, and helps kids up to age 5 with pre-reading skills that are crucial for being successful later on in school!

We will also be continuing our teen Tuesday events at 3 p.m. throughout August. In September the time will change to better serve teens after school. We will also be starting a teen advisory board this fall so that teens have input in the events and programs that are put on just for them at the library! If you are a teen interested in joining the library Teen Advisory Board, please let Marian the youth librarian know. Some fun things that are coming up will include teen craft and teen gaming events. We are also adding a new handheld gaming system to the teen area of the library in August.

For those who love Legos, we will also be starting a monthly re-occurring Lego club this fall. These things and more will be coming your way, so check in at the library for upcoming events for kids and teens.

Don’t forget, we also have a full complement of adult programs every month as well. This month, we will have a class on how to create your own journal with Darota Haber-Lehigh on Aug. 8. Space is limited so signing up is required. Our ever popular trivia night will be on Aug. 12. Finally, in celebration of the annual salt maker’s re-enactment, we will have Gary Moulton speak at the library on Aug. 12. Rumor has it that the annual celebration will be a little different than past years, so come to the library to find out what it is all about!

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