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Volume 6, Issue 61  | July 30, 2021

Summertime is reading time at the Newport Beach Public Library

The Summer Reading Program at the Newport Beach Public Library (NBPL) is underway now through July 31. This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World” with programs tailored for kids, teens and adults. 

So why summer reading? For kids, it helps to prevent summer slide – the loss of academic skills over the course of summer vacation. For teens, it’s an opportunity to get ahead on high school reading, as well as escape to a world of mystery, suspense and adventure. And for adults, it provides an ideal reason to catch up on the reading they’ve been hoping to get to all year long. 

Summertime is Library exterior

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This summer’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World” with library programs tailored for kids, teens and adults

“The Summer Reading Program is a great excuse to read, read and read,” according to Debbie Walker, youth services coordinator. “Great for all ages, it’s simply fun and smart.” 

New to the Summer Reading Program for 2021 is Beanstack, the library’s online reading tracker. Beanstack allows patrons to track their minutes and activities, see upcoming events and receive weekly, personalized book recommendations. Go to to download the Beanstack Tracker app. 

Sign-ups for summer reading are on the library’s website at Funding for the Summer Reading Program is generously donated by the Friends of the Library.

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