Summer Reading Club kicks off with free books, face painting, more

Sisters Mikala, 7, and Marissa Kaufman, 5, watch as Petals paints cupcakes on 5-year-old Jaime Kiefer’s face during the Summer Reading Club kickoff at Ramona Library. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
Sisters Mikala, 7, and Marissa Kaufman, 5, watch as Petals paints cupcakes on 5-year-old Jaime Kiefer’s face during the Summer Reading Club kickoff at Ramona Library. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
With help from parents and grandparents, youngsters choose a free book from the Summer Reading Club signup table Friday afternoon. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

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.

   
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