Summer Reading Program

2021 Summer Reading program, Reading Colors Your World.
  1. Program Information
  2. Importance of Summer Reading

Program Information

The Summer Reading Program, "Reading Colors Your World!" ended on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. 

Watch virtual programs from this summer by clicking the links below and check back for details about the summer reading program "Beyond the Beaten Path" in Spring 2022. 

Virtual Programs

Anaheim's comeback includes the reopening of library branches across the city after temporary closure to address coronavirus.

This summer, we've continued to bring Anaheim residents engaging and educational programs virtually on the Library's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Find this summer's virtual program details below and a complete list of branch programs at

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  1. Summer Reading Fun
  2. STEAM Adventures

Watch virtual programs on the Library's Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube

  • California Joe: Magic Colors Your World!
    Watch on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube

    Explore the magic of color! California Joe teaches hands-on magic experiments like camouflage, optical illusions, static electricity, and more!

  • Rally Readers Storytime with Angels Baseball
  • Reimagine Your Favorite Books Through Zines
    Watch Part I on Instagram or YouTube
    Watch Part II on FacebookInstagram or YouTube
    Watch Part III on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube

    This workshop series will introduce attendees to different types of zines, or handmade booklets, and show them how to create their own! Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite book to the virtual workshop to create a fanzine or a zine reflecting on the content of that book. Participants can pick up a kit with supplies from their neighborhood library branch. This workshop series is a collaboration with Able ARTs Work, an organization that provides lifelong learning, community service, and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages.

  • Open Mic Night
    Watch on Facebook

    Poets, singers, songwriters, storytellers, and listeners are welcome! This program is open to performers and spectators of all ages and includes a featured reading by a local published author.

  • The Sparkle and Fly Show with Rebecca Martin
    Watch on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

    Tales of imagination, fairies, unicorns, and dragons from around the world! Let’s explore the realms of these magical creatures through enchanting stories, brought to life with characters, puppets, and songs.

  • Doodlebugs Animal Adventures
    Watch on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

    Join us for a fun storytime plus live animal friends! We will nurture each child's innate wonder of the world around them. We will build empathy and a sense of connection with all living things. We will encourage children to ask questions, explore using all their senses, and embrace their role as stewards of this beautiful planet.

  • APL's Rock Band Presents: Your Favorite Characters with a Color Your World Concert!
    Watch on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube

    Anaheim Public Library staff rocks out to classic children’s music dressed as your favorite book characters!