It’s a kids’ world at Newport Beach Public Library this summer

Hey kids! Newport Beach Public Library (NBPL) announces a summer of free family activities, entertaining performances and an interactive reading challenge. From high-energy dance to interactive science programs, family crafts, prizes, books and much more. Stop by any location or check out their website to learn how you can join the fun! The program runs through July 27.

Summer Reading Program events are generously funded by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first-come, first-seated and limited by room capacity. Registration is not required.

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Engage in the NBPL Summer Reading Program taking place through July 27

Summer Reading Challenge Opening Day

Start your summer of fun at any Newport Beach Public library location with a day of activities and crafts to kick off their annual Summer Reading Program.

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From the desert to the sea – lets get crafty

Desert Habitat Crafts

Mariners Branch: Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m.

Desert crafts will be in bloom at Mariners Branch Library. From critters to cacti, sand to sunshine, come and create your very own desert-themed crafts.

Dig Dug and Dino-mites

Central Library: Tuesday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

Balboa Branch: Wednesday, June 26 at 3 p.m.

Corona del Mar Branch: Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m.

Mariners Branch: Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m.

Meet Dig Dug and his Dino-friends as they go on a fun dinosaur adventure after awaking from a 65-million-year nap! Enjoy this interactive and engaging puppet show all about dinosaurs.

Under the Sea Crafts

Central Library: Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m.

Balboa Branch: Wednesday, July 3 at 3 p.m.

Corona del Mar Branch: Friday, July 5 at 3 p.m.

Mariners Branch: Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m.

Dive into your creativity with crafts inspired by deep-sea creatures and the majestic depths of the ocean.

Let’s Go Crazy for Chemistry

Central Library: Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m.

Balboa Branch: Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

Corona del Mar Branch: Thursday, July 11 at 3 p.m.

Mariners Branch: Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.

Explore the gooey, slippery, slimy world of chemistry with a zany professor of fun! Kids will be guided through experiments that change everyday household items using the principles of chemistry.

Forest Animal Crafts

Central Library: Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m.

Balboa Branch: Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

Corona del Mar Branch: Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m.

Mariners Branch: Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

Who lives in the forest? Make crafts that explore this diverse habitat and its many adorable creatures!

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Discover tricks and illusions with the Magic of Tony Daniels at all library branches

Magic Show: Reading is Magic

Central Library: Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m.

Balboa Branch: Wednesday, July 24 at 3 p.m.

Corona del Mar Branch: Thursday, July 25 at 3 p.m.

Mariners Branch: Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m.

Experience exciting displays of tricks and illusions with the Magic of Tony Daniels. Join this fun-filled show of magic and comedy.

Library branches:

–Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach

–Balboa Branch, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa

–Corona del Mar Branch, 410 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar

–Crean Mariners Branch, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach

For more information and a complete listing of events, visit the NBPL calendar here.


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