Del Mar library is the place to be this summer
The Del Mar Branch Library has a host of activities to keeps kids excited and engaged this summer.
“It’s not just story times,” explained Jennifer Runge, youth services librarian for the Del Mar and Cardiff-by-the-Sea branches. “The other programs are very popular.”
It’s the involvement of the local parents that allows the library’s summer schedule to thrive.
“There’s a very active local community, with a lot of very involved parents and children,” Runge said.
Located at 1309 Camino del Mar, the Del Mar branch of the San Diego County Library system is offering numerous daytime and weekend programs for kids, teens and parents, including Summer Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday; Kids Craft, 11 a.m. Tuesdays; and Grandparents and Books, 11 a.m. Saturdays.
In addition to the weekly reading-themed schedule, Del Mar library is also home to a selection of special events, including a Czech conversation class for toddlers (10 a.m. Aug. 26) and Hydroponic Harvest (at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 and 18).
Saturday afternoons are reserved for teen events, including Guitar Hero and T-shirt making. All events are free.
Helping all the summer programs to run smoothly is a group of about 25 teen volunteers, called “Service Learners,” composed of students from Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Hills and Torrey Pines High School.
As the summer winds down, Runge said the Del Mar library will continue its extensive programming, even adding a Saturday “Harry Potter” movie series, building up to the November release of the seventh film in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.”
For more information, including a full schedule of events, call (858) 755-1666 or visit www.sdcl.org.
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