To Read or Not to Read

You don’t have to have a child who reads to enjoy the San Diego library system’s summer reading program.  Both the San Diego County Library system and the City of San Diego Library system offer a summer full of events for children of all ages.  Each and every week your children can be engaged and entertained for free at your local libraries!


This week we were thrilled and amazed by Krypton Yvonne‘s science show at the Serra Mesa branch.  And today I noticed that our favorite kid band, Hullabaloo, was playing at the Carmel Valley branch.


Checking out a plant that’s an insectivore. Look, there’s a 1/2 eaten bug in there!

Does your child like animals as much as mine do?  Radical Reptiles, Wild Wonders and Pacific Animal Productions are each touring libraries this summer.


Science?  Krypton Yvonne and Mad Science are our faves.


Mad Science is almost as cool as this outdoor classroom @ Mission Trails Regional Park.


Magic?  Music?  Face painting?  Clowns?  The companies hired by the libraries are some of the very best entertainers in San Diego County and many can also be found providing quality programming in local schools, festivals and at birthday parties.


You won’t  regret making time to hit the library summer programs that are fits for your family.  I’ve noticed that most performers will be at most county and city libraries and many have the library schedules available on their own websites.

Because we were at the Serra Mesa library for its 4 p.m. show, it only made sense to grab a delicious dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants, Casa Machado, located in the terminal of Montgomery Field airport.

The taking off and landing of planes is enough to keep even toddlers entertained long enough for parents to enjoy a decent meal (and maybe a margarita!).


I hope you’ll add these ideas to your summer bucket list!


One thought on “To Read or Not to Read

  1. Jessica says:

    Cool! Have to check it out!

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