It’s Summer! Time to read!




The Imperial County Free Library (ICFL) system is pleased to launch its summer reading program, for children 0 to 12, “Dig Into Reading”.  Over multiple weeks presentations will feature topics such as gardening, worms, mining/digging, construction, dinosaurs and buried treasure/pirates.  Children who sign up at an ICFL location, and read five or more books over the program period, are eligible for prizes. Children do not have to attend a presentation to be part of the program.

A special program for children 0 to 3 and their caregivers will be offered at the Holtville branch on Wednesdays and teens are invited to Calipatria or Holtville for the “Beneath the Surface” young adult reading program.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 11, 4:00 p.m to about 6:00 p.m.  The program launches in Heber, at the Essential Services Building, 1078 S. Dogwood, Heber 336-0737.

Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Calipatria Branch begins “Dig Into Reading”, 105 S. Lake Street, 348-2630.

Thursday, June 13, 10:30 p.m.  ICFL offers “Dig Into Reading” at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum on Frontage in Ocotillo.  The program will run until about noon and any area residents are welcome.

Thursday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. until about 7:00 p.m.  Young Adults can check “Beneath the Surface” at this reading program in the Calipatria branch Meyer Memorial Library, 105 S. Lake St., 348-2630.

Monday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Holtville Meyer Memorial Branch of the Imperial County Free Library, 101 E. 6th Street, 356-2385 launches its summer reading program for children 4 to 12.

Tuesday, June 18 at 4:00 p.m. The program continues at the Heber branch, 1078 S. Dogwood, 336-0737.

Wednesday, June 19 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Calipatria Branch activities continue, 105 S. Lake St., 348-2630.