Win Prizes for Summer Reading – and More

| June 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Elaine Kalin and Mary Rose Mueller, Friends of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

Sign up now for the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Find Your Voice, highlighting how our voices have power and influence, and can help us impact the world. The Summer Reading Program encourages people to keep reading during the summer and helps prevent summer learning loss among students.

From June through August, children, teens and adults can all complete a combination of reading and activities to earn prizes, including free books, restaurant vouchers, and more.  All participants are entered into a raffle for a grand prize.  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program either at the Library or online at

Carrie Sanabria, youth services librarian for the Mission Hills-Hillcrest branch, told us San Diego Public Library has followed the national iRead Summer Reading Program since the 1980s.  She gave us a preview of the upcoming programs for this summer, highlighting the children’s program happening every Friday at 10 a.m., which will include animal interactions, a comedy magician, super-hero themed dance party, and more.  Check out Upcoming Events on the Library’s website or stop by and say hi to Carrie when you visit the branch.

Carrie also filled us in on other great Library programs for the community.  Preschool story time happens every Wednesday at 10 a.m., a weekly dance party for kids is on Saturdays at 10 a.m., or you might want to check out the Tinker Tuesday program at 5 p.m. or the Lego power hour on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.  Carrie is also excited about the new Youth Center located at 514 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hillcrest, where she facilitates a LGBTQ+ teen graphic novel book club at 4:30 p.m., the fourth Monday of the month.

Students can enjoy a captivating summer reading books that entertain and educate.

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