By Maureen Robertson
Ramona Library’s lobby and Community Room filled with children and adults for the hour-and-a-half Summer Reading Club kickoff Friday afternoon.
A party atmosphere permeated the building, with the kickoff also featuring crafts coordinated by artist/librarian Margo Smart and live music from Ramona “Chunky” Sanchez.
Youngsters and their parents or grandparents surrounded a table packed with free books geared to ages 0 to 18. One free book went to each person who signed up for the eight-week reading club and received a reading log.
“Dream Big: Read” is the summer theme. The club includes a series of free events, activities and age-appropriate prizes when readers reach goals for their age group.
Friends of the Ramona Library sponsors the summer program.
Club signups and more information are at the library, 1275 Main St., or online at www.sdcl.org.