News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 05/26/2009
Subject :

Library Launches Teen Summer Reading Program June 1
Contact : Maya Spector, Supervising Librarian    650-329-4961

Palo Alto, CA – Registration for the Palo Alto City Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program begins June 1 and is open to all youth entering grades 6-12 in the fall. Teens who complete the Teen Summer Reading Program will receive special prizes and be eligible to enter a free drawing to win one of three $50 bookstore gift certificates along with movie passes and ice cream coupons.

The library will offer six special programs for teens this summer from June 15 through July 27. Registration is required. To register, go to and click on the library calendar or call the Reference Desk at 650-329-2436. All programs are FREE.

Wacky Games on the Lawn
Monday, June 15, 4 p.m., Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
Celebrate the end of school with some wacky and hilarious group games. Come ready to run, play, LOL and snack on yummy treats.

GOCKS: Puppets with Attitude!
Monday, June 22, 4 p.m., Main Library, 1213 Newell Road
Express your true self or alter-ego by making these wacky sock puppets with an ‘edge.’ All decorations and socks will be provided. Or, customize your GOCK by bringing your own sock.

Monoprinting Mania
Monday, June 29, 4 p.m., Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
Create unique prints using colorful inks, rollers, glass, cut paper and found objects. This expressive monoprinting project will be conducted by acclaimed artist, Corinne Takara,

X-treme Lacing & Dancing
Monday, July 13, 4 p.m., Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
Turn your favorite shoes into a work of art when you learn how to weave your shoelaces into cool patterns, from checkerboards to pentagrams. Then show off those cool shoes while playing DDR on the Wii. Shoelaces in many colors will be provided.

Breathtaking Bookmaking
Monday, July 20, 4 p.m., Main Library, 1213 Newell Road
You are author and illustrator, all in one. Using Klutz Blank Books, create unique, textural and three-dimensional books that can be themed. Bring your own photos, pictures, etc. if you like.

Stamp It Up
Monday, July 27, 4 p.m., Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
In this hands-on rubber stamp workshop, you can make cards, hats, door signs, scrapbooks and more with rubber stamps and old postage stamps. You can also assemble a rubber stamp of your choice to take home.