The Santa Clara County Library District, which includes the Los Altos libraries, reported that its annual Summer Reading Program attracted nearly 13,000 participants of all ages.
Approximately 12,800 children, teens and adults throughout the library district registered for the program, which resulted in “tens of thousands” of books being read over the summer, according to the district’s Gail Mason, who works in Library Services. In addition to joining the program, more than 12,000 library patrons attended at least one of the 215 Summer Reading Program events held throughout the district, she added.
“Dig into Reading,” the theme of this year’s children’s program, provided a variety of incentives to keep children reading throughout the summer. The district offered free programs, including puppet shows and arts and crafts, to entice children to explore a variety of educational activities.
For teens and adults, the “Beneath the Surface” theme encouraged delving deeper into a subject.
For more information, visit sccl.org/services/summer-reading.