Summer Reading Challenge 2021
Reading Colors Your World!
June 12 – July 31
Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your virtual log at ocpl.beanstack.org or download the free Beanstack app.
You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family!
Make reading a habit and log each day you spend some time reading. Log 20 or more days during the program and you’ll be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Libraries. Complete activities to gain virtual badges.
Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for curbside pickup or Grab & Go to check out and collect special summer giveaways.
Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking, and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for Virtual Events.
Summer Reading Virtual events
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Baby Lapsit Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30am
Family Storytime: Tuesdays at 5pm
Kindergarten Readiness Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30am
Bilingual Chinese Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30am
Bilingual Spanish Storytime: Thursdays at 5pm
Music & Movement Storytime: Saturdays at 11am
Eating Rainbow: Kindergarten Readiness Nutrition Program
Eating Rainbow is a nutrition education series, presented by the OCDE using the MyPlate curriculum, designed to promote the health and well-being of kindergarten age children (4-6). Join us for fun, engaging, and interactive information related to health, nutrition, and active play practices that support children’s health and readiness to learn. Activity bags available at OC Public Libraries locations while supplies last. Learn more here.
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Virtual Storytimes on Social Media
World Language Wednesdays
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Happy Birds Performing Parrots
Saturday, June 12 at 2pm
Juggler Michael Rayner
Wednesday, June 16 at 2pm
Wild Wonders Animal Show
Wednesday, June 23 at 2pm
Storyteller Michael D. McCarty
Wednesday, June 30 at 2pm
Pacific Animal Productions: Tales and Tails
Wednesday, July 7 at 2pm
Mad Science: Fire and Ice
Saturday, July 10 at 2pm
Magician Arty Loon
Wednesday, July 14 at 2pm
Full Spectrum Entertainment: Crazy About Chemistry
Wednesday, July 21 at 2pm
Environmental Nature Center: Nature Connections to Literature
Wednesday, July 28 at 2pm
Magician Zany Zoe
Saturday, July 31 at 2pm
Author Events: Adults
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Meet Author Alka Joshi
June 24 at 6:30pm
Meet Author Kaira Rouda
July 15 at 6:30pm
Author Events: Children/ Family
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Meet Author David Shannon
Saturday, July 10 at 11am
Meet Author Mindy Thomas
Tuesday, July 20 at 3pm
Meet Author Drew Daywalt
Saturday, July 31 at 11am
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3D Art Color Party Thursday, June 3 at 4pm
Teens 13-18 will learn how to create their own 3D optical illusion art with no computer or special tools required. We'll start with a step-by-step lesson followed by time for ideas and creating.
Read the Rainbow Teen Book Club Thursday, June 17 at 4pm
Teens 13-18 are invited to join our monthly book discussion group. This month we're celebrating this year's summer reading program theme of Reading Colors Your World. We invite you to interpret this theme your way and share your favorite books with each other.
Mixed Media Art Project Thursday July 1 at 4pm
Teens 13-18! Come learn how to create your own zine - a small booklet that reflects your interests and style! We'll lead you through painting and collage techniques, then how to cut and fold your zine into a booklet. There will be time after the lesson for ideas and creating. Free supplies for teens are available at all OCPL branches, while supplies last.
Book a Ticket Teen Book Club Thursday, July 15 at 4pm
Teens 13-18 are invited to join our monthly book discussion group! This month we are again celebrating the summer reading program theme of Reading Colors Your World by sharing our favorite books about travel, adventure, and exploring other worlds.
Download our Summer Reading Challenge 2021 Reading Lists.