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ANAHEIM, CA - (June 13, 2014) -

One of the highlights of a child’s summer vacation is the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program.  This June and July, Anaheim Library’s “Paws to Read” program will offer children a lot of fun while they learn about and interact with some of their animal friends.


Click here to see a special video invitation

For a list of library locations, please click here


Summer Reading Program registration begins Monday, June 16 at any of Anaheim’s seven libraries, plus at the Bookmobile.  Each child will receive a chart to keep track of their time spent reading, as well as to win fun prizes. Each Library location will offer special programs and activities, plus opportunities to give back to the animals and pets that we love. Please reference the list below.


Musical Barnyard Extravaganza & Petting Zoo - at Euclid, June 19 at 3:30 pm

Rainforest Animals - at Haskett, June 26 at 3:30 pm

Creepy Crawlers (insect program) - at Ponderosa, June 28 at 12 pm

Animal Kindness Program with the SPCA – at Ponderosa, June 24 at 5:30 pm

Wonders of Wildlife  - at East Anaheim, June 26 at 11 am
Stuffed Animal Sleepover drop your animal off for a library sleepover, pick him up the next day to hear about his overnight adventures - at Sunkist, July 1 at 6:30 pm

Animal Magic - at Sunkist, July 8 at 6:30 pm & at East, July 10 at 11 am

K949 Training for Humans with Dogs - at Canyon Hills, July 9 at 3:30 pm

Pet Adoption Days with the SPCA & Barks of Love - at Central, July 10 at 4 pm & at Sunkist, July 22 at 4 pm

Responsible Pet Ownership with OC Animal Care – at Ponderosa, July 12 at 11:30 am

Nature’s Window - at Canyon. July 14 at 6:30 pm

Make Doggy Treats - at Sunkist, July 15 at 6:30 pm
Paws to Give Donation Drives in honor of Bruno at the branches June 16-July 26
   (Canyon and East Anaheim fundraisers will benefit the
Friends of the Anaheim Police K9 Association)

Cowboy Ken – at Central, July 17 at 3:00 pm

Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – at Canyon, July 19 at 11 am

Read with a Furry Friend – at Ponderosa, July 19 at 11:30 am
Anaheim Police K9s - at East Anaheim, July 23 at 11 am

O.C. Birds of Prey – at Haskett, July 24 at 3:30 pm

Make Dog Treats – at Central, July 24 at 3:30 pm

John Abrams Animal Magic Show – at Central, June 28 at 12 pm

Barnyard Extravaganza & Petting Zoo – at Central, for ages 5 & younger on July 30 at 10:30 am


For more information please visit www.anaheim.net/library


Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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