Grab your towel and sunscreen, they’ll bring the books: Santa Monica Public Library is heading to the beach.

Summer and reading belong together like surf and sun, so they are setting up shop on the shore and signing out books to literature hungry beachgoers at a series of five ‘pop up’ libraries between June 26 and August 28.

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach will feature a curated collection of books for readers of all ages, a Surfside Lounge to relax and grab some shade, and beach-themed activities for the whole family. Programs will include: Seaside Story Time for Kids, Hula Dancing and Hula Hooping classes, nautical crafts, and their new South Beach Reads Book Group for adults. Librarians will be on hand to sign out books, answer questions and demonstrate cutting edge library apps, eBooks and streaming media. In addition, anyone signing up for a library card will receive a free Santa Monica Public Library beach tote.

You can find Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on:

Friday, June 26 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Saturday, July 18 on the beach at Dorothy Green Park (where Ocean Park Boulevard ends)
Friday, July 24 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Saturday, Aug. 15 on the beach at Dorothy Green Park (where Ocean Park Boulevard ends)
Friday, Aug. 28 at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach is brought to you by Community & Cultural Services and the Santa Monica Public Library. For more information about this free public program, visit smpl.org/beach or call the Reference Services Department at (310) 434-2608.

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