The Contra Costa County Library is launching into Summer Reading on Saturday, June 8.
The program is the library’s yearly effort to keep kids reading during the summer months, preventing ‘brain drain.’
This year’s theme is ‘Take Me to Your Reader’ and celebrates everything about outer space, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions. The Apollo missions included the first moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969. To mark this important accomplishment in space history, Summer Reading will include programming, experiments and challenges all with outer space in mind.
Special programming will include NASA Astronaut Dan Bursch, veteran of four space flights, talking about his experiences on the International Space Station; Dr. Pascal Lee, director of the Mars Institute, sharing his knowledge and experiences in planning future human missions to Mars; and exploration stations with fun activities, hands-on experiments and demonstrations
Summer Reading runs from Saturday, June 8, to Thursday, Aug. 8.
For more information on Summer Reading, including a list of prizes, experiments and events, visit your local Contra Costa County Library branch or ccclib.org/summer.