It's Showtime All Summer Long at Your Library

Submitted by rabbott on May 25, 2019 - 12:35pm

Between free lunch, fun programs, reading challenges, and raffle prizes… there’s no room for summer boredom.

Free Lunch at the Library (for ages 18 and under)

No registrations, no worries - just show up (and maybe bring a friend!)

Central Santa Rosa: Jun 3 - Aug 9, Mon - Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Cloverdale: Jun 10 - Aug 2, Mon - Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Healdsburg: Jun 10 - Aug 2, Mon - Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Northwest: Jun 3 - Aug 9, Mon - Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Petaluma: Jun 3 - Aug 2, Mon-Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Rohnert Park: Jun 10 - Aug 2, Mon - Fri between 12:15 - 12:45pm

Sebastopol: Jun 10 - Aug 2, Mon - Fri between 12:15 - 1:00pm

Sonoma Valley: Jun 10 - Aug 9, Mon - Fri between 12:00 - 12:30pm

Programs, Events, and Classes - OH MY!

In the spirit of this year’s theme - It’s Showtime! - our summer programs for teens are all about fun and flash. Here is just a sample of what’s coming up.

  • Intro to Screenwriting is taught by bestselling author J.W. Rinzler and takes you on a tour of the screenplay writing process.

  • Dungeon Master 101 teaches you the skills you need to lead a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

  • Teen Paint Party. We provide the supplies then we’ll teach you some easy painting techniques. Take home a beautiful painting and skills to last a lifetime.

  • Make a Meme lets your sense of humor shine. You’ll learn about shooting original photos and using graphics software.

  • Learn How to Draw Comic Books with Brian Kolm. Get started drawing your own comic books, including designing characters and showing action and emotion.

  • Escape at the Library. You and your friends will work together to solve puzzles, open locks, and find hidden messages in an exciting Escape Room experience.

To find out what events are coming to your library, you can pick up a Summer Reading booklet at your branch or check out our calendar online. From, select “Events” and then “Calendar of Events.”

Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Register online at, or pick up a Summer Reading paper log at your local library. Get started by reading books and completing library activities to earn points: 100 points for each book, 25 points for each activity. Books can be enjoyed in any format, whether it’s a physical book, a graphic novel, an eBook, an audiobook, or an eAudiobook.

Track your reading activity in the paper log, or online at, or on the Beanstack app. Earn 500 points to get a free book and a raffle ticket for a grand prize. You can even keep reading to earn more points! Up to five free books may be earned over the summer.

But What About the Grand Prize?

Every 500 points earned gets you one raffle ticket. At the end of the summer, every library will draw a name and that teen will win a grand prize - a Chromebook!

Any Questions?

Don’t be afraid to reach out if you have more questions about Summer Reading. Click here to contact us. We’re here to help!

Post created by Allison Palmer, YA Services Librarian, Healdsburg Regional Library

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