Summer Reading Programs at the ModestoLibrary

The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Program, “Activate Your Mind ─ READ!” Children ages newborn through eight years can participate by picking up a personalized reading log at any Stanislaus County Library location, read (or be read to) at least 20 minutes per day and earn fun rewards for every seven days of reading they complete.

Tweens ages nine through 12 can pick up a game card at any Stanislaus County Library and select from a variety of activities, including a scavenger hunt, to win a prize!

Teens age 13 through18 can participate by tracking their reading on a bingo card. After completing the card, teens will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble NOOK. Each branch of the Stanislaus County Library will have one winner.

Adults can participate in Summer Reading by submitting a short review form for each book read or audio book heard. All review forms will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize valued at $100 from the Stanislaus Library Foundation. The library especially encourages parents to participate as a model of good reading habits for their children.

“Activate Your Mind –READ!” encourages everyone to be physically active and to engage their minds through reading. The Summer Reading Program also features special performances throughout the summer for children, tweens, and teens. Programs at the Modesto Library are:

• Magician Timothy James…………………………………………………Monday, June 17, 1:30 & 3 p.m.

Timothy James is sure to delight the audience with his magical performances. This program

engages imaginations and encourages exploration of new concepts and sleight of hand!

• Dave the Horn Guy …………………………………………………………………Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit with 25 horns strapped to his body, Dave delivers an interactive,

multimedia, musical experience like no other! All ages will enjoy Dave the Horn Guy!

• Python Ron ……………………………………………………………………Monday, July 15, 1:30 & 3 p.m.

During this amazing program, live reptiles will be showcased and children will have the

opportunity to learn about different reptile species. Do not miss this reptilian adventure!

The Stanislaus County Library Summer Reading Program is offered county-wide, with funding provided by the Stanislaus Library Foundation.

Summer Reading Programs are held in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Modesto Library, located at 1500 I St. Free same day tickets will be available one hour before each show. For more information, please call 558-7810 or visit the library’s information desk.

Stanislaus County Library Summer Reading Program Performers
List of Dates, Locations, Times
Magician Timothy James
Monday, June 17
Keyes 10:30am
Modesto 1:30pm & 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26
Riverbank 11:00am
Salida 1:00pm
Thursday, June 27
Newman 11:00am
Patterson 1:00 pm
Saturday 29th
Turlock 11:00am & 12:30 pm
Denair 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 2
Oakdale 10:30am & 11:30am
Waterford 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 3
Ceres 11:00am
Hughson 1:00pm
Empire 3:00pm
Dave the Horn Guy
Saturday, July 13
Modesto Library 11:00 am
Ceres Library 3:00 pm
Python Ron
Saturday, July 13
Patterson 1:00pm
Newman 3:00 pm
Monday, July 15
Keyes 10:30am
Modesto 1:30pm & 3:00pmTuesday, July 16
Oakdale 10:30am & 12:00pm
Waterford 2:30pm
Wednesday,July 17
Ceres 11:00am
Hughson 1:00pm
Empire 3:00pm
Thursday, July 18
Riverbank 1:00 pm
Salida 3:30pm
Thursday, July 25
Turlock 11:00am & 12:30pm
Denair 3:00pm