Library hosts ambitious summer events for all ages: Sponsored by Friends of the Idyllwild Library

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The Friends of the Idyllwild Library are sponsoring an ambitious offering of programs and events from June 1 to July 18. The library offerings include two components — a Reading by Design Online Summer Reading Program and an event-stacked series called Read for the Win. The Idyllwild Library offerings present something for everyone — a self-guided summer of reading, and events for family, children, teens and adults.

The reading program runs from June 1 to Aug. 31, with the ability to earn points and digital badges, track one’s reading and submit online reviews for favorite reads. Sign up at the library or online at srp.rivLib.net.

The library program of events begins with one for the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Bike Rodeo – Let the Games Begin. Held on the Idyllwild Community Center site, participants register for Read for the Win, and receive a courtesy bicycle and helmet safety inspection, as well as minor bike repairs. An obstacle course will allow kids to gain confidence in riding their bikes.

Children-themed events begin with story times at 10:30 a.m. the Mondays of June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11. Subjects include baseball with Rachel Torrey, Native American lore and games with Mary McDonnell, animal Olympics with Nature Park Interpreter Amanda Allen, Kung Fu and martial arts stories with Tawny Harrington, and survivor skills with Tony White.

The teen program is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, with an Anime drawing workshop with Carlos Nieto. Check with the library for other teen events.

Adult events include Mary Metcalf-Collier’s story about her experience as the first woman to complete the Continental Divide by bicycle, and screening of a new film, “Inspired to Ride,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.

For more information about Idyllwild Library events, call 951-659-2300 or visit www.idyllwildlibrary@rivlib.net or www.facebook.com/idyllwildlibrary.

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