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Library, Arts & Culture Launches Annual Summer Reading Program and Free Lunches for Kids Under 18

Post Date:06/06/2019 2:00 PM

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Chuck Wike, Community Relations Manager  
Office: (818) 937-7813

Library, Arts & Culture Launches Annual Summer Reading Program and Free Lunches for Kids Under 18


Glendale, CA – The Summer Reading Program (SRP) returns to the Library, Arts & Culture Department from June 10 through August 20, 2019. The Children’s SRP, now in its 72nd year, is open to infants through students in the 8th grade. Children and parents can set their own achievable reading goals, and each child will be eligible to choose a great new paperback book to take home provided by the Friends of the Library.


The Library will once again partner with the Glendale Unified School District to serve free hot lunches to children under 18 years of age from June 17 through August 9 (except July 4) at the Downtown Central Library (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) and at the Grandview Library (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm).


Children’s librarians have planned exciting activities and special programs to make sure that there will be lots of fun for kids in Glendale at all the libraries this summer. For more information about the Children’s SRP, visit


Teens can enjoy a summer of reading while earning community service hours for high school. Read more about exciting MakerSpace and SoundSpace programs and community service opportunities at


There’s a Summer Reading Program for parents and adults, too! Adults can read for fun and earn a chance to win a bag of groceries courtesy of the Friends of the Library. For more information about Adult SRP, visit


Prizes for the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s Summer Reading Programs for all ages are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the Downtown Central Library Children’s Room at 818-548-2035.



Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population of over 200,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, technology, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and banking.


Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department began in 1907 and includes six neighborhood libraries as well as the Brand Library & Art Center, housed in the historic 1904 mansion of Glendale pioneer Leslie C. Brand, and the Downtown Central Library, a 93,000 square foot center for studying, learning, and gathering. For more information call Library, Arts & Culture at (818) 548-2030 or see the website



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