‘Read to the Rhythm’ summer program kicks off at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Summer reader Christopher explores the “Frozen” castle in the Rancho Santa Fe library while checking out books. Courtesy photo

Whether it’s reading 10 hours or 10 books, the Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library wants kids to hit the books for this year’s “Read to the Rhythm” summer reading program.

Children can keep a reading log and for every 10 books read or 10 hours reading, they can earn prizes like echo microphones, yo-yo critters, ear buds, a tote bag or coupons to restaurants, museums and theme parks.

The program includes fun activities at the library every week, including a comedy magic and puppet show with Arty Loon at 2 p.m. July 1 and a “Frozen” themed story time with Princess Anna at 2 p.m. July 22.

There are movies at 2 p.m. every Monday, a kitchen hack class for teenagers at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, kids’ crafts at 2 p.m. Thursdays and cursive writing classes at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The summer reading festivities are capped by an ice cream social and raffle at 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. The event will feature ice cream floats, games, balloon twisting and grand prizes raffled off to children who have completed the summer reading program.

The last day to turn in reading logs for the raffle is Aug. 6.

“Read to the Rhythm” event calendar:

2 p.m. July 1, Arty Loon: Comedy, magic, amazing illusions, juggling, fantastic balloon sculptures, hilarious puppetry, and audience participation sure to entertain the entire family.

2 p.m. July 9, Endangered Parrots: The Parrot Education and Adoption Center of San Diego presents a program about endangered parrots and domestic parrots. Plus, learn about how you can benefit the parrot center this summer through the library’s Read for a Reason program.

2 p.m. July 14, Mad Science: Shake, spin and dance with Mad Science this summer as you go on an exciting journey through the “Science of Rhythm.” Learn how sound moves through solids, liquids and gases, and more mad science fun!

2 p.m. July 22, “Frozen” story time with Anna. Meet Princess Anna at this “Frozen”-themed story time featuring stories and songs.

2 p.m. July 30, Dance Around the World: An engaging musical program where audience members will sing, clap, and dance to rhythms from around the world.

2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 7, Ice Cream Social: Join everyone at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center for the final event of the 2015 summer reading program. An event for the entire family with ice cream floats, games, prizes, and balloon twisting. Grand prizes will be raffled off to children who complete the reading program.

Also scheduled during the summer program (call the library for details) are:

2 p.m. Mondays, Movie Mondays; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, preschool story time; 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Love on a Leash; 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Teen Kitchen Hacks, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Book Babies story time; 2 p.m. Thursdays, Kids’ Craft;10:30 a.m. Fridays, Toddler story time; 2 p.m. Fridays, Friday fun; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Cursive Class.