Adventure Begins at Your Library This Summer

Santa Clara County Library District’s Popular Summer Reading Program Runs from June 1 – July 31

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) invites readers of all ages to embark on a journey with our Summer Reading Program, Adventure Begins at Your Library. Dive into the pages of thrilling tales, explore far-off lands, and meet fascinating characters along the way! This year’s program offers prizes and something for every reader, whether you are an adult, a teen or child. Adventure Begins at Your Library is free and fun for all ages!

“The end of the school year doesn’t mean the end of learning. In fact, with Summer Reading, it is just the beginning,” County Librarian Jennifer Weeks said. “Between reading about exciting adventures and enjoying free and entertaining programs, there are so many opportunities for everyone to learn something new!”

Free programs include guided hikes at Coyote Lake and Piccetti Ranch, creative writing workshops, drawing classes, photography workshops, special talks, and engaging performances. It’s true – Adventure Begins at Your Library! Stay updated with new events by visiting the calendar of events online.

According to the California Library Association, opens a new window, Summer Reading programs help children and teens retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer and also provides a haven and community for readers. Plus, reading benefits adults by stimulating the brain, increasing vocabulary and sparking imagination.

SCCLD librarians have created these enjoyable and interesting booklists, including Summer Reads for Adults, Adventures for Teens, Easy Readers for Kids, and Picture Books for Kids. If you do not have an SCCLD library card, all residents are invited to get one at any of the SCCLD library locations.

It’s easy to get started with SCCLD’s Summer Reading program. Library patrons can preregister on Beanstack. On June 1, Adventure Begins at Your Library kicks off! Participants can earn a prize for reading five books and completing an activity, so make sure to log it all on Beanstack. Adventure Begins at Your Library runs from June 1 – July 31. Completion prizes will be available from August 1 – 31, while supplies last.

In addition, the Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries are offering the popular Lunch at the Library program. Children ages 0 – 18 can receive free, nutritious meals starting Monday, June 10 between 12 – 1 p.m. (excluding holidays and while supplies last). Following lunch, patrons are invited to stay for enrichment programming, such as arts & crafts, games, and special presentations. Morgan Hill Library’s Lunch at the Library program runs through Friday, August 9, and Gilroy Library’s program runs through Friday, August 16.

Visit to learn more about Adventure Begins at Your Library, check out our free programs and explore the booklists.

About the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Founded in 1914, its collection includes more than 2.3 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs/Blu-rays, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

The Library Journal has repeatedly recognized SCCLD as one of America’s Star Libraries, rated it as a 5-Star library in their 2022 Index of Public Library Service, one of only five library systems in the United States with expenditures over $30 million given this honor. In 2014 and 2019, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.  SCCLD also received a Challenge Award in 2019 from the California State Association of Counties and an Innovative Project of the Year Award (Large District) from the California Special Districts Association in 2020.

SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library, serving the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In Calendar Year 2023, SCCLD had over 373,000 library accounts, more than 1.2 million unique website visits, and a circulation of nearly 11.3 million items. Program attendance was over 183,000.

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