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Signal Hill Public Library invites you to join us June 16 - August 11 for our summer program, Reading Takes You Everywhere. The program is open to all – children, teens, and adults! Check out and read books, attend library events and get tickets to earn weekly prizes! Tickets for the weekly drawings will be given for:

Children, one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading.

Everyone attending a library program will receive a drawing ticket.
Any ticket not drawn for the weekly prize will be eligible for the grand prize at the end of the program!

Dino Encounter admission wristbands will be presented to every participant who reads at least two hours during the program.

 VR the LAB.jpg The Lab Virtual Reality Experience (Age 10+)

Thursday, June 28 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We will be connecting to The Lab, a collection of mini games and experiences. Each of the mini games take 5-10 minutes to complete. Register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323.

Kids Paint Day (Ages 8-14)

Saturday, July 7 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Come paint with us! All supplies provided; refreshments will be served. Limited to 15 participants; register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323.


 BlueSub-Logo.JPG Blue Submarine (All ages)

Saturday, July 20 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Children experience marine life up-close with live tidepool animals and specimens. They will listen to short presentation about the amazing sea star and have time to touch the exhibits. Register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323.

Richie's Plank Virtual Reality Experience (10+)

Wednesday, July 25 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
We'll be connecting to Richie's Plank Experience. It's a short experience which will cause big reactions - exhilaration, fear and laughter - it's always surprising to see how each person reacts. Register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323.

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 CSD-Stuffed animal.jpg Great Animal Sleepover

Friday, July 27 from 6pm-8pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to share a storytime, crafts, and snacks. Your animal will then get to spend the night at the library and get picked up the next morning with a special surprise. Register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323.

End of Summer Reading Takes you Everywhere Dino Encounter Fest

Saturday, August 11 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Come join us for pizza, carnival style rides and an interactive show with dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous period with Rocky the TRex, Scout and Rebel. Register by visiting or calling the library at 562-989-7323. This event is free for summer reading participants.

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 StoryTime_thumb.jpg Story Time Programs
Story Time programs are designed to stimulate young minds by introducing literature, music and movement. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate to make a meaningful experience for their child. Snacks are included. 

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – Babies and Toddlers Ages 0-2 years old
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Preschoolers Ages 3-5 years old

Library Club

Tuesdays from 1-3pm
Join us for a craft or game and a snack. No registration is required. (3rd-5th grades)


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Signal Hill Public Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Foundation. The 1000 Books Foundations is a Nevada non-profit corporation providing services beneficial to the public interest.

The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. The objectives of this organization are:

to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
to encourage parent and child bonding through reading

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