Summer Learning Program returning to county libraries

Free activities will begin June 1 and continue through Aug. 5 for children, teens and adults

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Members of the public are invited to celebrate reading “and beat the heat at Sarasota County libraries with the return of the Summer Learning Program, starting June 1,” the county has announced.

A full schedule of free events will be available at county libraries, a news release notes. “These programs, aimed at children, teens and adults, were designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage creativity and support continued learning,” the release adds.

“I’m so proud of our Summer Learning Program, because it keeps kids, teens and adults engaged in learning during the summer months,” said Sarasota County Libraries Director Sarabeth Kalajian in the release. “Thanks to the generosity of our many Friends of the Library partners, we’re able to offer these fun and educational programs all summer long. By engaging in reading activities, students maintain or increase skills, and are ready to continue learning once they return to school,” she pointed out in the release.

The Summer Learning Program will run through Aug. 5, the release notes. Participants also may win prizes by logging their progress throughout the summer, the release says. Some of the programs require registration.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit