All ages are still welcome to join in the Summer Reading Program, going on at the Escalon Library.
Part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, the local library branch is at 1540 Second St., and is always offering new activities. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Already during June, special programs have included Python Ron, Watercolor Waterscapes with Miss Sonya, Mason Jar Aquariums and Sunprint Paper Art. Magician Brian Scott was due to perform on June 22 and the Coventry and Kaluza Circus is scheduled for a 4 p.m. show on Wednesday, June 29.
In July, the special programs are to include the Under the Sea stuffed animal workshop on July 7 at 1 p.m. (register online); the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at 3 p.m. on July 11 and Cascada De Flores Music and Dance Performance at 3 p.m. on July 18.
Also, register online for the July 20 program, Assembled Sculptures with Recycled Materials with Miss Sonya and close out the summer special schedule on July 28 at 1 p.m. with a Create Your Own Fossils event.
Storytime has returned as well; each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., join in for the preschool storytime for stories, crafts, exercises, music and more.
There is information available online at https://www.ssjcpl.org or visit the local library to learn about the upcoming activities.
Residents are encouraged to keep a Summer Reading log, available at the library, and join the Oceans of Possibilities program, running through July 31. Those completing the Summer Reading Challenge will be entered to win a variety of different prizes, which include Amazon Fire tablets, a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge water park and more.
Reading logs – for all ages, youth and adults alike – can also be downloaded by going to https://www.ssjcpl.org/programs/sumReading.html.