*Sign-ups are Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Grover Beach Community Library.
*Program goes for six weeks and will finish with an awards presentation  on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the library.
*Requirements are to read six age/grade level appropriate books during the SRP.
*Books do not necessarily need to be space related.
*Books must be checked out from the Grover Beach Community Library.
**There will be an adult reading program that runs concurrently with the children’s program**




SRP 2022 Awards Ceremony was July 23, 2022.

Our Under the Sea themed Summer Reading Program was a great success. Kids went way over the six books in six weeks challenge.
Seven-year-old Jason brought home the big win again with 34 books read. That kid loves to read and one time told us he plans to read all of the books in the library before he is a grownup.
All kids who completed the program received a certificate of accomplishment, gift cards to in-N-out Burger and Doc Burnsteins and two free passes to the@ccaquariumavila.
Kais, 7, logged 15 books. He is a big fan of adventure stories and Dr, Seuss is his favorite author.
“I really like reading,” he said. “I like the characters. I do adventures like in the books. At the church next to mine, we go there and explore in the bushes and hunt for treasure.”
Congratulations to all. Make plans to join us next year where the fun begins on page 1.



Summer Reading Program 2022

The fun kicks off on Saturday June 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the library. The theme this year is “Under the Sea.” If you can’t make it Saturday, signup online at
or stop by the library and register. The program ends on July 23 with an awards ceremony and prizes from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss this swimmingly good time. The first 20 kids to sign up in person receive a goodie bag. The commitment to complete the program is to read six, age / grade appropriate books in six weeks. Easy peasy, but don’t stop there, more books means more fun.
Summer Reading Program 2021

Our popular summer reading program is back for 2021 with both in-person and online registration options!

This year’s theme is Beach Bingo. In addition to winning prizes for completing six books in six weeks, participants can earn additional treats by filling out the Beach Bingo game card.

Who: Readers of all ages from first grade through middle school

When: June 12 – July 24, 2021

Where: Register in person at the library or online here. Then read wherever your summer takes you! Stop by the library to update your progress on our Wall of Fame so we can celebrate what an awesome reader you are.

Why: Because reading is fun!!! OK, also because you can win some great prizes!

Did someone say prizes???

Readers who finish 6 grade-level appropriate books in 6 weeks will win a gift certificate to Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab! And… readers who fill out their Beach Bingo playing card by completing the reading activities will win a gift certificate to In-N-Out Burger.

All participants are invited to an awards ceremony at the library on Saturday, July 24 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

>>Register Here

>>Download Your Beach Bingo Card


The library is committed to supporting literacy with its annual Summer Reading Program. Students from 1st grade through middle school take on the challenge to read six books in six weeks. Each year, a special theme helps motivate readers as they make the commitment to pass up “screen time” in favor of books.

Our 2019 program was our most successful yet! Nearly 60 kids signed up, and 38 completed the challenge to read six books in six weeks. Our top reader read 29 books. All youth who completed the program earned fabulous prizes, including a gift certificate to In-N-Out Burger.

The theme, Readers are Leaders, was an unexpected hit. Each reader chose a leader to put on the board in order to track his or her progress. Children chose leaders from Malala Yousafzai, to Chuck Yeager, to Abraham Lincoln, to “Grandma.”  We loved seeing not only the dedication to reading, but also the celebration of leaders from all walks of life.