Summer Reading Program 2021
PV Summer Readers is pleased to present "Reading Colors Your World",
a summer reading program for ages TK - 101!
Use the tabs on the left to navigate to the right program for you.
Younger than TK?
Don't worry, we have a year long program for you called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Click below for more info.
Welcome to the 2021 Kids Summer Reading Program!
Who can participate
Kids starting Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2021 can join!
When kids can participate
The summer reading program starts on June 1st and ends on August 15th, 2021.
Why kids should participate
Read in the summer and you’ll maintain or even improve your reading skills! Discover the pleasure of reading when it’s not a chore or assignment. Try activities that challenge you. Experience how reading enhances every interest, hobby and trend you love. And remember, in the summer reading program, kids can read anything! Any reading level, any topic, in any format. It’s fine to re-read a favorite or try something new and different!
How it works
You’ll complete reading activities, all summer long! Choose your own activities from a variety of fun options. Read for 30 minutes, write stories, play games and many more options are on our Activities list. Most activities will take between 15 and 30 minutes. Repeat your favorite activities as many times as you like.
Print out and keep track of your progress with this log: 2021 Kids Summer Reading Log
Or if you prefer to keep track of your progress online, you can do that at pvld.beanstack.org. Register to get started.
After you complete four activities, we’ll mail you a souvenir iron-on patch! Just fill out this form: Mail me my patch!
Family concert With Nathalia! - Monday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Nathalia's catchy original songs will have you singing, dancing and maybe even learning a little Spanish, in this multicultural experience for all ages! Click here to watch the concert via Zoom! (Passcode: 339156)
Tales of Asia and the Pacific Islands: Storytelling with Barbara Wong - Monday, August 2 at 3:00pm
Renowned storyteller Barbara Wong shares wondrous, magical tales from China & Hawaii! Aimed at 5 year olds and older. Click here to watch the performance via Zoom! (Passcode: 435092)
John Abrams’ WOW Magic Workshop
All programs are subject to change without notice. Registration is not required but capacity is limited for all virtual performance events.
Take and Make Kits
Take and Make kits can be picked up in any library, Tuesdays - Thursdays and Saturdays, while supplies last!
Kaleidoscope - Week of June 22
Learn about light reflection as you decorate and construct your own Kaleidoscope. Aimed at age 4 up.
Black Out Poetry - Week of June 29
Find your OWN poem! We'll give you some pages of text. Circle words you like and black out all the words you don't want. Add a few additional words to make it flow. And ta-dah! You have a poem all your own. You can even add illustrations too if you want.
Odds and Ends process art - Week of July 6
What can you make with an assortment of odds and ends? Use your imagination to create a sculpture, tool, or toy that's all your own idea.
Kindness Colors our World: fun with color, water and art! - Week of July 20
What does kindness mean to you? Spell it out in words, pictures and color using paper towels, markers and crayons. Then watch and see how water flows through paper as you dilute and mix colors.
Edible crafts - Week of July 27
You're the chef! Create something artistic and yummy with an assortment of edible treats.
All programs are subject to change without notice.
Riddle Of The Week
June 21 - August 15
Use the Alphabet Number code to solve the weekly riddles!
Answer 6 or more of our 8 riddles this summer and receive a certificate! Certificates will be mailed to qualified participants after August 15th, 2021.
Check back here on June 21st for our first riddle!
For more summer fun!
Watch our Virtual Storytimes with your favorite librarians and their puppets all summer long.
Welcome to the 2021 Teen Summer Reading Program!
How to play
Keep track of how many books you read this summer - your own books, library books, graphic novels, or audio books! They all count! When you have read 5 books, you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card! Read another 5 books and earn another $5 Amazon gift card. Limit two gift cards per person while supplies last.
Print out and keep track of your reading with this log: 2021 Teen Summer Reading Log
Participants will receive one $5 Amazon gift card when they read 5 books, and can receive another $5 Amazon gift card when they read another 5 books. Limit of two gift cards per person while supplies last. Gift cards will be sent via the US Postal Service.
All participants will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing to be held at the end of the summer where they will have a chance to win one of three $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards. Drawing to be held Friday, August 20th. Winner need not be present to win.
Participating in any of the Teen Summer Reading Program events earns you an extra entry into the Grand Prize drawing!
Where In The World Weekly Guessing Game
Each week we will describe a well known place (real or fictional) and ask you to try and guess the name of the state, country, or fictional land. One guess per person per week. Your answer gets you an extra chance at the Grand Prize! (All answers will be granted entries whether correct or not.)
Teen Summer Book Club
Our summer book club will meet twice, each with a different color theme. Click here to register!
June 22nd @ 2pm via Zoom - For June, we'll discuss a book that makes you feel BLUE: that is, any book that puts you in your feels.
July 27th @ 2pm via Zoom - For July, our discussion will be about a book that makes you see RED: any book that you just can't stand!
Art Rocks! with Ketzie Diaz - July 15th @ 3pm via Zoom
Join us for "Art 'Rocks'! Mixed-media Crystal Painting Workshop"! In this online workshop, Ketzie will review the supplies you need and show you how to make your own colorful designs. Supplies will be provided. Register online to reserve your supplies today.
Programs are subject to change without notice.
Welcome to the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program!
From June 1 - August 15th, we invite adults 18 years and older to participate in the 'Reading Colors Your World' themed program! Let the activities suggested below inspire you to color your world.
How to participate
Record your activities or using the online or paper form. Once you're done, return your form to any PVLD location or mail the form to: PVLD Adult SRP, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
Activities you can do include:
- Submit your COVID-19 or PVAC story to YSPS
- Attend a PVLD Book Club or host your own.
- Celebrate diversity by listening to a podcast from one of our Celebrate pages
- Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone
- Read a book with a red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, or green cover
- Celebrate PV Art Center's 90th Anniversary
- Participate in one of our Virtual Programs listed below
Download the paper log to print: Adult SRP (ASRP) 2021 - Reading Log Final.pdf
How to win
For each activity or review, you'll be entered into a monthly raffle. At the end of each month, a winner will be selected. Winners will be notified by email or phone. Prizes will be emailed or mailed to the address listed if no email is provided. One monthly prize per person. All participants will be entered into an end of summer drawing. Last year's winners won gift cards for Reverent, Yellow Vase, Cove Cafe, Good Stuff, Lunada Market & Deli, and Malaga Cove Ranch Market. Check back here for winners each month!
Book to Art: The Vanishing Half
Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom. Registration Required.
Reading Colors Your World! We are taking the cover of Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half and recreating it in this book to art style program, creating a mosaic out of tissue paper. Space is limited. Register to reserve your spot in the program and to reserve your materials for pick up! A zoom link will be sent to you after filling out the registration form.
Want to talk about the book? Join our Peninsula Center Library Book Club on July 6th at 11 AM to discuss the title.
Video premieres Monday, Aug 9, 2021 on YouTube
Join your PVLD Librarians on Book Lover's Day to learn about new titles that may have flown under your radar, as well as titles we are excited to get our hands on!
Virtual Book Club
Miraleste Virtual Book Club
Each month read a different book! More info and Registration
But wait! There's more!
Put together a puzzle from our Local History Center's Digital Collection at your leisure.
Want to see more photos from the collection? Check it out online!
4th Annual Summer Reading Trivia Challenge!
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online via Zoom, Registration is required.
Join us for our 4th Annual Summer Reading Trivia Challenge! We will be using the website Kahoot! as the game platform. Once we begin the Zoom meeting you will receive the game pin # to input on either Kahoot.it or on the Kahoot app. This game is meant to be fun! There is no prize this year other than bragging rights. There are no limits on team size, and while we cannot supervise each team for cheating we truly hope all of our participants respect the game and each other, and play fairly. That means no assistance from outside sources, just your minds!