Stories from California’s Libraries

California’s public library summer programs help people of all ages explore, learn, read, and connect. They build strong communities, provide opportunities for learning, celebrate reading, and literacy, and are designed to reach and engage everyone.

Click on the links below to see how some of our libraries are achieving all of this.

Burbank Public Library

Burbank Public Library’s Readers’ Theater program is a hit with local teens and provides them with opportunities to develop their social, emotional, and leadership skills. Find out  more. Find out more.

San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library’s three-month Summer Stride program includes a partnership with the National Park Service and more than 800 learning and exploration programs across the city. Find out more.

San José Public Library

San José Public Library developed an eight-week game-based literacy initiative that is popular with youth and families. Find out more.