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This Summer at the Library

The Summer Reading Program has begun at Newport Beach Public Library which means that in addition to encouraging kids to read by handing out a Summer Reading Game Sheet and prizes, they are offering a whole bunch of special activities, crafts and performances thru mid-August.

All events are FREE.  Parents must remain with children at all times, and space is limited by room capacity.

Pacific Animal Productions

It’s showtime! Come with us on a learning safari as local trainers show us animals from around the world. Don’t miss this interactive and educational experience for all ages.

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – June 25th, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Thursday – June 27th, 11am – 12pm
  • Central Library:      Thursday – June 27th, 2pm – 3pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – June 29th, 10am – 11am
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – June 29th, 12pm – 1pm

“Let’s Got to the Movies” Crafts

Lights, camera, action! Let’s make crafts inspired by the silver screen. Join in and celebrate the fun and excitement of the movies.

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – July 2nd, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Friday – July 5th, 11am – 12pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 6th, 10am – 11am

David Skale, Magician

Join us for David Skale’s “Show Me the Bunny!” This fantastic show features silly comedy, lots of audience participation, tons of magic, and…a bunny!

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – July 9th, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Thursday – July 11th, 11am – 12pm
  • Central Library:      Thursday – July 11th, 2pm – 3pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 13th, 10am – 11am
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 13th, 12pm – 1pm

Books and Bunnies Festival

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation hosts its sixth annual Books and Bunnies Festival with storytimes, crafts and outdoor activities.  

  • Central Library:   Saturday – July 13th, 10:30am – 1pm

“It’s Showtime at Your Library” Crafts

Have you ever dreamed of being a star? Come and pretend as we make crafts for the stage and screen at Showtime Crafts!

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – July 16th, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Thursday – July 18th, 11am – 12pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 20th, 10am – 11am

Cory Hills, Percussive Storyteller

Get ready to be amazed as Cory Hills delights us with his unique blend of percussion instruments and storytelling. The audience will even help Cory construct and compose stories to perform during the show!

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – July 23rd, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Thursday – July 25, 11am – 12pm
  • CDM Branch:          Thursday – July 25th, 2pm – 3pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 27th, 10am – 11am
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – July 27th, 12pm – 1pm

“Under the Big Top” Crafts

Come one, come all! Ringleaders of all ages are invited to a good time creating circus-inspired crafts. Clowning around is encouraged!

  • Central Library:      Tuesday – July 30th, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:      Thursday – August 1st, 11am – 12pm
  • CDM Branch:          Thursday – August 1st, 2pm – 3pm
  • Mariners Branch:   Saturday – August 3rd, 10am – 11am

Kids Imagine Nation

Finish off the summer with this showstopper! Party with Kids Imagine Nation at a fun, interactive musical show for the entire family.

  • Central Library:       Tuesday – August 6th, 11am – 12pm
  • Balboa Branch:       Thursday – August 8th, 11am – 12pm
  • CDM Branch:           Thursday – August 8th, 2pm – 3pm
  • Mariners Branch:    Saturday – August 10th, 10am – 11am
  • Mariners Branch:    Saturday – August 10th, 12pm – 1pm

**The Summer Reading Program Finishers’ Party will be held at the Mariners Branch on Saturday, August 10th at 11am (in between the two Kids Imagine Nation shows).  Come get a special treat on the patio to celebrate your reading accomplishments.

Central Library • 1000 Avocado Avenue • Newport Beach 92660 • 949-717-3800

Balboa Branch • 100 E. Balboa Boulevard • Balboa 92661 • 949-644-3076

Mariners Branch • 1300 Irvine Avenue • Newport Beach 92660 • 949-717-3838

Corona del Mar Branch • 410 Marigold Avenue • Corona del Mar 92625 • 949.644.3075
[CDM Library Grand Opening July 20th]

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