Summer events at the Anza Valley Library offer family fun

Youngsters enjoy the reading and crafts activities offered at the Anza Valley Library this summer. Diane Sieker photo

Summertime at the Anza Valley Library is a season of education disguised as fun and games for school-age children. The Summer Reading Program is offered free of charge and accompanied by library staff.

Starting Saturdays, June 22, June 29, July 13 and July 20, from 11 a.m. to noon, the library will present their Crafts and Book Talk lineup. The activity is designed for tweens and teens and promises plenty of brain stimulation for everyone.

Stories and Crafts will be offered Thursdays, June 27, July 11 and July 18 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. and will cater to children ages three to 11 years old.

Already underway, the library is hosting the Summer Series Interactive Movies every other Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.; July 2 features “The Wizard of Oz,” July 16 is “Beauty and the Beast” and July 30 presents “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which will also include a themed party. A popcorn bar and lemonade are available at all movie showings.

Ongoing through June 29 is a silent auction, featuring many handmade crafts donated by library supporters. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the Summer Reading Program and other activities held throughout the year. Winners will be announced July 2. People are encouraged to come and browse the fine selection of items and also check out the book sale corner for hard-to-beat deals on reading material, the librarians said.

The Anza Valley Library is located at 57430 Mitchell Road in Anza.

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