It's that time of year again: fun and excitement with the free Summer Reading Programs at your local Tulare County Branch Library. This year, the Lindsay, Springville, Strathmore, Pixley, Alpaugh, Earlimart, Tipton, Exeter, Farmersville, Three Rivers and Woodlake libraries have exciting activities just for you. It is free to all who wish to participate, ages 0-100!

The Summer Reading Program begins June 11 through July 19, and participants can sign up throughout the program to get their reading logs to earn prizes and be entered into drawings for more prizes. The earlier you sig up, the greater the fun.

Reading throughout the summer is one of the best ways to keep you and your child's mind active. Reading is fun, builds character and helps you discover the world around you. This year's theme is “It's Showtime at Your Library” and you are invited to explore your world through books and through the joys of reading.

Each of the branches has entertainers, events and special reading activities, and it is all free.

The following is a list of each branches event dates and times.

Lindsay Branch

Family events:

June 12 at 3 p.m. — Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

June 19 at 3 p.m. — Grandpa Magic

June 26 at 3 p.m. — Steve Martin's Wildlife

July 3 at 3 p.m. — Native American Dancers

July 10 at 3 p.m. — Ballet Folklorico Sierra Linda

July 17 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron

Teen events:

June 13 at 2:30 p.m. — Blackout Poetry

June 20 at 2:30 p.m. — Create book movie posters

June 27 at 2:30 p.m. — Cupcake Wars

July 11 at 2:30 p.m. — Book folding art

July 19 at 2:30 p.m. — Super Mario Smash Brothers

Adult events:

June 11 — Sign up and pick up log

June 18 — Movie

June 25 — Cupcake wars

July 2 — 4th of July craft

July 9 — Movie

July 16 — Decorate flower pot

Springville Branch

June 27 at 3 p.m. — Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

July 18 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron

Strathmore Branch

June 26 at 3 p.m. — Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

July 10 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron

Pixley Branch

June 14 at 1:30 p.m. — Keio Ogawa Drumming

June 20 at 3 p.m. — Pixley Fire Department

June 27 at 3 p.m. — Slime craft

July 5 at 3 p.m. — Magician Tim Mannix

July 11 at 3 p.m. — Rock painting

July 18 at 3 p.m. — End of the Summer party

Alpaugh Branch

July 3 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron and Spelling Bee

July 10 at 3 p.m. — WADABA! Drums of Africa

Earlimart Branch

June 14 at 3 p.m. — Debbie Weaver and Scout the Therapy Dog

June 21 at 3 p.m. — Earlimart Fire Department

June 28 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron

July 5 at 3 p.m. — Slime craft

July 12 at 3 p.m. — FoodLink

July 19 at 3 p.m. — WADABA! Drums of Africa

Tipton Branch

June 14 at 3:30 p.m. — Keio Ogawa and Mask making

June 21 at 3:30 p.m. — Magician Tim Mannix

Exeter Branch

Family events:

June 13 at 10:30 a.m. — WADABA! Drums of Africa

June 22 at 10:30 a.m. — Reptile Ron

June 27 at 10:30 a.m. — Bubble show

July 11 at 10:30 a.m. — Avengers: Thor and Captain America

July 12 at 11 a.m. — MakerSpace: Dash Robotics

July 18 at 10:30 a.m. — Josiah the Magician

Teen events:

June 12 at 3 p.m. — Alita: Battle Angel

July 10 at 3 p.m. — Sailor Moon

July 17 at 3 p.m. — Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Adult events:

June 18 at 6:30 p.m. — Tai Chi class

July 2 at 6:30 p.m. — Bob Ross painting program

July 9 at 6:30 p.m. — MakerSpace: Floral design workshop

Farmersville Branch

June 13 at 2:30 p.m. — Exeter Ambulance

June 20 at 2:30 p.m. — Reptile Ron

June 27 at 2:30 p.m. — Rawhide's Tipper

July 11 at 2:30 p.m. — AgVentures!

July 18 at 2:30 p.m. — Josiah the Magician

Three River Branch

June 14 at 10:30 a.m. — Frozen's Anna and Elsa

June 21 at 10:30 a.m. — Reptile Ron

June 28 at 10:30 a.m. — Josiah the Magician

July 5 at 10:30 a.m. — Tulare County Fire Department

July 12 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. — Watercolor class with Kasey Fansett

July 19 at 10:30 a.m. — Wild Child Adventures (bubble show)

Woodlake Branch

June 12 at 3 p.m. — Riata Ranch Cowgirls

June 19 at 3 p.m. — Imagine U Museum

June 26 at 3 p.m. — Woodlake Fire Department

July 3 at 3 p.m. — Bubble show

July 10 at 3 p.m. — Reptile Ron

July 11 at 4 p.m. — Stress relief techniques workshop with Tomas Vasquez

July 17 at 3 p.m. — End of Summer Reading party

The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in seventeen communities, four book machines, two adult literacy centers and online at www.tularecountylibrary.org.

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